Ankle Injury Claim
Ankle injuries can have a profound impact on your life. If you’ve sustained an ankle injury due to another’s negligence, our seasoned team at Coleman Legal LLP is ready to assist you in pursuing your ankle injury claim, securing the compensation you’re entitled to.
Ankle injuries can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life, affecting their ability to work, engage in leisure activities, and even their overall well-being. When pursuing an ankle injury claim in Ireland, it’s essential to understand the various factors that come into play when determining the compensation amount. These factors encompass the nature of the injury, the individual’s age, the extent of medical treatment required, and the long-term implications on their health and mobility. This summary outlines the considerations and compensation brackets for ankle injury claims based on the personal injuries guidelines in Ireland, providing a framework for understanding the potential outcomes of such claims. It is important to note that specific cases may vary, and legal advice is crucial to navigate the intricacies of the claims process effectively.
Considerations for ankle injury claim
Source: Personal injuries guidelines
Key factors that affect the compensation amount for ankle injuries, including
- Severity and duration of pain
- Treatment (e.g., surgery, physiotherapy, medication)
- Presence or risk of degenerative changes
- Joint instability or limitation of movement
- Impact on daily life, sports, and leisure activities
- Effect on work
Source: Personal injuries guidelines
1. Severe ankle injuries
Examples of injuries in this category, such as transmalleolar fractures with extensive soft tissue damage leading to deformity and the risk of amputation, or fractures causing degeneration requiring arthrodesis. Compensation range: €70,000-€100,000
2. Serious ankle injuries
Injuries requiring extensive treatment, involving the insertion of pins and plates, resulting in significant residual disability, ankle instability, and limited walking ability. Compensation range: €45,000-€70,000
3. Moderate ankle injuries
Injuries like fractures or ligament tears causing less severe disabilities, such as difficulty walking on uneven surfaces, standing or walking for extended periods, navigating stairs, irritation from metal plates, and potential future risk of osteoarthritis. Compensation range: €20,000-€45,000
4. Minor ankle injuries
Less severe injuries, including minor or undisplaced fractures, sprains, and ligament injuries.
(i) Substantial recovery or recovery to nuisance level within two to five years without surgery. Also, short-term acceleration and exacerbation injuries within two to five years.
(ii) Substantial recovery without surgery between six months and two years, including very short-term acceleration and exacerbation injuries (usually less than two years).
(iii) Substantial recovery within six months.
Please note that these are general guidelines, and specific compensation amounts may vary depending on the unique circumstances of each case. It is advisable to consult with a solicitor for precise advice and to understand the latest guidelines.
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