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Ankle Sprain Claim Payouts: Compensation Amounts For 3 Different Grades Of Ankle Strain

Find out the three different grades of ankle sprain you can suffer; when you can make a compensation claim; see examples of compensation amounts you can expect for each type of strain; how to go about claiming compensation and access our specialist solicitor free online and telephone help services.

Payouts Table For Ankle Sprain Claims In 2024

Our payouts table sets out the compensation amounts you can expect to claim for the pain and suffering you experience for Grade 1 to Grade 3 ankle sprains.

Ankle Sprain / StrainClaim Payout
Grade 1 sprain
Recovery within 1 year
Up to £5,500
Grade 2 sprain
Ongoing discomfort
Slight instability
£5,500 – £13,800
Grade 3 sprain
Significant ongoing pain
Permanent instability
Limitations in walking
£13,800 – £26,600

What is an ankle sprain claim?

An ankle sprain claim is a compensation claim for injury to various different ligaments in your ankle. The injury can be a strain, a tear or a complete rip.

If your injury was caused as a result of someone’s negligence or legal fault you will be entitled to make a ankle sprain claim for compensation.

Examples Of Negligence
Example 1 – if you slip on a wet surface at work your employer might be considered negligent and to pay you compensation. responsible.
Example 2 – if you twist your ankle due to a poorly maintained public highway the council or highways authority could be at fault.

What are the different types of ankle sprain?

Ankle sprains are most often caused by a sudden sideways movement of your ankle and can lead to reduced mobility, instability and a susceptibility to further strains.

Sprains are categorised into three main types – Grade 1 to Grade 3.

Grade 1 sprain

A Grade 1 sprain results from the mildest type of ankle sprain you can suffer.

One or more of the ligaments in your ankle are damaged in a minor way.

Should you experience a Grade 1 ankle strain – typically you will have no instability in your ankle following initial recovery.

Grade 2 ankle sprain

A Grade 2 ankle sprain is more serious than a Grade 1 sprain – it involves a minor tear to one or more or your ankle ligaments.

A Grade 2 ankle sprain claim is caused when your ankle ligament is stretched significantly causing the ligament to become loose and result in slight instability in your ankle after the initial recovery period.

Grade 3 sprain claim

A Grade 3 ankle sprain claim is the worst type of ankle strain injury resulting in a complete tear of one or more ligaments in your ankle.

Typically such a sprain will cause bruising around your ankle and can lead to marked instability in the ankle.

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How much are average compensation payouts for ankle sprain claims?

The amount of compensation you can claim for an ankle sprain will depend upon the severity of the sprain.

Some examples of compensation amounts in 2024 for ankle sprain claims, include:

Ankle sprain with complete recovery

If your sprained ankle is a Grade 1 and leads to a full recovery within a year, with no instability and no risk of future injuries the amount you can claim will be calculated up to £5,500.

Incomplete recovery of ankle injury

If your ankle tear is more serious – a Grade 2 or Grade 3 injury which leads to some ongoing discomfort and pain and a slight instability in your ankle. Average compensation payouts for this type of ankle injury would likely be in calculated between £5,500 – £13,800.

Significant ankle disability

If your ankle sprain or strain is a Grade 3 and causes permanent on-going significant pain and disability making it difficult to climb stairs, walk on uneven ground or limitations in being able to walk generally. Your compensation payout is likely to be calculated in the figure of £13,800 – £26,600.

Ankle fractures, Achilles tendon damage and foot Injuries

To see examples of compensation amounts for other ankle and foot injuries – see our foot injury claim, fractured ankle and Achilles tendon claim articles.

Do you need the help of a solicitor to help you make a claim?

“Yes” – even if liability is accepted by the person-at-fault, you will need the assistance of a specialist solicitor to help make your ankle sprain claim. In this way you will ensure you recover the correct amount of compensation.

Your solicitor will take steps on your behalf including:

Instruct a medical expert

Your solicitor will instruct an independent medical expert to complete a report describing your injury and the likely consequences of your injury in the future.

Determining compensation amounts

A careful interpretation of the medical report is necessary to determine the amount of compensation you can claim for a sprain as average payouts can vary widely.

The issue of the type of sprain and future possible instability is critical to determine the correct compensation amount.

See our specialist solicitor free help services. You can call direct to discuss your accident with our specialist solicitors, ask a legal question, have your ankle sprain claim assessed or arrange a solicitor callback at a time convenient for you.