Personal Injury: Quantum Case. Road traffic accident. Orthopaedic injuries. PSLA of £6,500. The claimant reported pain immediately in the back, chest and a swollen foot. He self-medicated with analgesics. There were no fractures or similar revealed by x-rays or later MRI scans. The claimant had 12 weeks off work and attended his GP on numerous occasions due to the pain in the left ankle. An orthopaedic surgeon diagnosed a sprain of the utero-lateral ligament of the left ankle, and a course of seven sessions of physiotherapy with an ankle specialist was prescribed. Duration of ankle injury lasted two years.