According to RIDDOR statistics, there were 5,626 reported ankle injuries to employees in the financial year 2016-17.
If you have had an accident over the last 3 years you could claim compensation
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Workplace ankle injuries will have a variety of causes; there will be slips and trips, incidents involving industrial machinery, forklifts, pallet trucks and falling objects.
Injuries to the weight-bearing joints of the ankles can have serious life consequences, depending on the severity of symptoms. Injured workers may need to take time off work and experience financial difficulties as a result. Assistance may be required with domestic tasks; social activities and driving could be restricted.
Your employer should have a policy of insurance that provides cover if this happens. All such accidents must be formally recorded by your employer. You should note the details of any witnesses to the accident along with the circumstances of what happened.
There are a number of ways in which an employer could be responsible for injuries that befall an employee while working, including:
Starting a claim may seem intimidating at first, especially if you have never done so before. At Work Claims Bureau, we’ll guide you through all steps of the process and assess your claim in detail.
We will obtain a report from an independent medical expert in the correct field so that your injuries can be assessed against the accident circumstances and a prognosis or further medical recommendations given. From here, we can begin to value and quantify your claim, whether your employer admits fault or if we have to fight your case for you.
Your employer should not victimise or dismiss you for making an honest claim. If they did, there would be legal repercussions for them. If you are injured, you are following the correct procedure by making a claim; it is precisely the reason that employers have liability insurance in place.
The awards brackets shown* relate to the ‘general damages’ (this means the award for the injury and associated pain, suffering and loss of amenity). There are two elements to any award in a successful accident at work compensation claim: ‘general damages’ and ‘special damages’ (expenses and other material losses arising from the injuries).
Very Severe – Examples of injuries falling within this bracket are limited and unusual: £43,900 to £61,110
Severe – Injuries necessitating an extensive period of treatment and there is significant residual disability and permanent severely limited ability to walk:£27,450 to £43,900
Moderate – Injuries which give rise to less serious permanent disabilities and impaired function: £12,050 to £23,310
Minor and Modest Injuries: £4,820 to £12,050
NB: Injuries resolving in less than a year will attract lower awards
*based on the 14th edition of the Judicial College guidelines
In a successful claim, there would also be an award for your other losses such as lost earnings, transport costs relating to your injuries and out-of-pocket expenses such as the cost of painkillers.
To see how we could help you make a No Win, No Fee claim for compensation, speak to Work Claims Bureau’s specialist team today on 0808 256 5184 or use our contact form.