How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Wrist Injury?

Wrist injuries can be incredibly debilitating injuries, as they can get in the way of many tasks we perform daily, such as driving, writing, using a computer or cooking. Wrist injuries can include broken wrists, fractured wrists, sprained wrists or cuts to the wrist. If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, which resulted in you suffering a wrist injury, you could be entitled to claim wrist injury compensation. Clients often ask us “How much compensation can I claim for a wrist injury?”. Wrist injury settlement amounts vary greatly, but many of the wrist injury compensation claims that we win are worth in the tens of thousands of pounds. Some are even higher. If you have suffered a wrist injury that was not your fault, trust Accident Claims UK to help you claim the compensation that you are entitled to. We are a trusted personal injury solicitor’s firm that can provide you with a specialist solicitor who can handle your claim for compensation for a wrist injury.

If you wish to make a wrist injury claim, including a no win no fee claim, call Accident Claims UK to take advantage of our free legal consultation. Whether you want to sue for wrist injury at work compensation, sprained wrist compensation, or any other type of wrist injury compensation claim. We will advise you on whether or not you have a legitimate claim for wrist injury compensation, estimate the wrist injury settlement amount you could claim for your accident and find the right personal injury solicitor for you to represent you in your wrist injury claim. Call Accident Claims UK today on 0800 073 8801 for your free consultation and to start your claim.

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A Guide To Wrist Injury Compensation Claims

As we have mentioned we use our wrists in a number of daily activities, so suffering a wrist injury can have serious implications on your working and personal life. If your injury was due to the fault of another party, such as another driver involved in a road traffic accident, your employer was responsible for you suffering a broken wrist at work, or you were injured in a shop, restaurant or another public place, you could seek compensation for a wrist injury. Clients who have suffered wrist injuries often ask us “How much compensation can I claim for a wrist injury?” Typical payouts for personal injury, including wrist injury settlement amounts, can vary greatly depending on the nature of the injuries but most of our clients claim tens of thousands of pounds in compensation. See our wrist injury compensation calculator to see how much your claim could be worth. What’s more, if your wrist injury happened due to another party’s negligence, claiming compensation is an effective way to hold them accountable for their actions and encourage other organisations, or individuals not to neglect their duty of care to the public.

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To start your wrist injury claim for compensation, you will need to hire a specialist personal injury solicitor with the right expertise and experience to handle your claim. Trust Accident Claims UK to provide you with the right solicitor to handle your personal injury claim for a wrist injury. We are a trusted personal injury solicitor’s firm that works with solicitors that have up to thirty years of experience, so you’re bound to be in good hands. We also offer a no win no fee claims service with no upfront fee to pay, making our services affordable for all. Accident Claims UK offers potential compensation claimants a free legal consultation. Call us today to speak to one of our friendly advisors who will let you know if you have grounds for making a wrist injury compensation claim and estimate how much your wrist injury settlement amount could be worth. What’s more, if you have legitimate grounds to make a wrist injury claim, you will be provided with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your claim.

Common Types Of Wrist Injuries

  • Broken wrists and fractured wrists: Broken wrist and fractured wrist injuries are very serious injuries, involving the wrist bone breaking, or becoming fractured. Both broken wrist and fractured wrist injuries have the same symptoms. At the time the injury occurs there may be a snapping or grinding noise. Other symptoms include swelling, bruising, severe pain, and tenderness, tingling, numbness or an odd shape. If you suspect that you or someone else has suffered a broken or fractured wrist they need to seek immediate medical treatment. Less severe broken wrist and fractured wrist treatments involve keeping the wrist still using a plaster cast and a sling until it is healed. More serious fractured wrist injuries may need surgery and physiotherapy to correct them. Please see the NHS’s guide to broken wrists and fractured wrists for more information.
  • Sprains and strains: Sprain and strain injuries are soft tissue injuries which are more easy to treat than broken or fractured bones. Typical symptoms of sprained and strained wrist injuries include pain, tenderness, and difficulty putting weight on the injury, the wrist being swollen or bruised, muscle tightening or cramping. Most wrist sprain or wrist strain injuries can be treated at home with rest, ice, compression (wrapping a bandage around the sprain) and elevation. More serious injuries might require physiotherapy to heal. Please see the NHS’s guide to sprains and strains for more information.
  • Repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome: Repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome are also becoming more common wrist injuries due to increasingly sedentary working lives, where workers can spend several hours typing on a computer. Repetitive strain syndrome involves pain where muscles have been overused. Carpal tunnel syndrome is more serious because it involves compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel of the wrist, causing pain and tingling.

It is difficult to tell if some wrist injuries are bone injuries such as fractured wrists or broken wrists or if they are soft tissue injuries such as sprains. You need to see a doctor immediately to determine what sort of injury you have and to receive the correct treatment.

Common Causes Of Wrist Injuries

There are many common causes of wrist injuries. One common cause of wrist injuries is slip, trip, and fall accidents, as it is common when we fall to put our hand out to protect ourselves. Road accidents involving a collision with another car can cause the driver or passengers to experience multiple serious injuries including wrist injuries, especially if they grab onto something to steady themselves during a collision. Sports activities with the potential for high impacts, such as rugby or skiing, can also cause multiple collision injuries such as wrist injuries. Repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by a overwork when using a computer keyboard. If another party is liable for your broken wrist, fractured wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome or soft tissue injury you could be entitled to claim compensation for a wrist injury.

Establishing Liability For A Wrist Injury

If you make a wrist injury claim for compensation, the party that pays the wrist injury compensation will be the party that is established as liable towards you. To establish liability, your solicitor will collect evidence to prove that the accident happened because the party at fault acted negligently. We will go through examples of establishing liability for your wrist injury.

Establishing Liability For A Broken Wrist At Work

Parliamentary acts and government regulations such as the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1973, the Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 make employers legally liable for their employees’ health and safety whilst they are at work. Amongst their responsibilities for preventing accidents in the workplace employers have to carry out full risk assessments to identify hazards, and put in place the correct control measure to remove or manage the hazard. This could include providing staff training, providing appropriate footwear, ensuring that spills are immediately cleaned up and fixing broken flooring. If it can be proven that an employer failed to carry out a regular risk assessment, or was aware hazards that posed a risk to their employees’ health and safety but failed to remove or control the risk, they could be held liable for the employee’s injuries. They will then be legally obliged to pay them compensation. If you have suffered a broken wrist at work, or another wrist injury such as a fractured wrist, sprain, strain, repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome then you can claim wrist injury at work compensation.

Establishing Liability For A Wrist Injury During A Road Traffic Accident

Drivers have a duty of care towards other road users when they drive their vehicle. If another driver acts negligently, causing an accident which results in your wrist becoming injured they will be held legally accountable for your injury. You could then make a wrist injury claim for compensation against them.

Establishing Liability For A Wrist Injury During Sporting Activities

Wrist injuries can be commonly occuring in during high contact sports. Individuals usually involve themselves in sporting activities willingly and are aware of the potential risks involved. However, there are times when a sporting activity provider bears liability for the participant’s health and safety, for example, if a climbing instructor does not have the correct training or qualifications. Other times other sports activity participants can be at fault, such as a skier who skis too fast, loses control and crashes into another skier. To see whether or not another party is liable for your wrist injury you suffered during a sporting accident, call Accident Claims UK to receive free legal advice.

Establishing Liability For A Wrist Injury In A Public Or Private Space

The Occupiers Act of 1984 states that proprietors of businesses and councils that manage public spaces are liable for the health and safety of the people using those spaces. This means that if for example, a shop fails to remove a trip hazard from the floor, a manager or owner may be held liable for the wrist injury that a customer or staff member receives if they fall as a result.

Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation For My Wrist Injury?

Many clients who come to us with wrist injuries wonder if they are eligible to claim wrist injury compensation. Claiming compensation for a wrist injury involves the same process as claiming any other sort of personal injury compensation. If it is determined that your wrist injury was the fault of another party due to negligence on their part, you are entitled to claim wrist injury compensation. Many claimants feel ambivalent about making a personal injury claim for a wrist injury at first but you shouldn’t. Claiming wrist injury compensation is a way of holding the person or party responsible for your injuries accountable for their actions. What’s more, you may be able to secure interim payments to support you while your compensation claim is being made and cover your medical expenses. What’s more, you will be compensated for any expenses you suffered as a result of your wrist injury, and any loss of income you incurred.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Wrist Injury?

Clients often ask us “how much compensation can I claim for a wrist injury?”. There is no simple answer to this question. How much your personal injury compensation is worth depends on many factors such as the severity of your injuries, what treatment you needed to undergo as a result and how much time you are likely to take to recover. For example, serious wrist injuries which result in a complete loss of function in the wrist can be worth up to £47,000. Less serious injuries such as an uncomplicated fracture are only worth up to £3,700. We have provided you with our wrist injury compensation calculator below, which can help you determine how much wrist injury compensation you could potentially claim for your injuries. Please be aware however that this is automatically generated information. For a more accurate estimation of what wrist injury settlement amount you could claim, please contact us today to speak to one of our legal advisors who will take the full extent of your injuries into account.

Wrist Injury Compensation Calculator

You can use our wrist injury compensation calculator to determine how much compensation can you can claim for a wrist injury. The table quotes average amounts of compensation for a wrist injury that our clients claim, depending on the severity of the injury.

InjurySeverityAverage settlement awardedNotes:
Wrist InjuriesMinor/ Mild£1,000 to £4,160Including soft tissue injuries, minor dislocations and others which will not be long-term.
Wrist InjuriesModerate£11,040 to £21,480Including more moderte fractures. May also include strains and sprains. Injuries should heal quickly.
Wrist InjuriesSerious£21,480 to £34,340Including more serious fractures. These may result in long-term loss of function.
Wrist InjuriesSevere£41,760 to £52,490More serious and severe than the previous categories. There will be a long-term or permanent loss of function in the wrist or wrists affected.
Arm InjuriesMinor/ Mild£1,000 - £14,600Injuries could include more minor breaks and/ or fractures in the forearm bones. There will be some pain and suffering as well as loss of function.
Arm InjuriesModerate£14,600 - £29,800More serious than the category above. This category of injury may also include damage to the soft tissues of the wrist, forearm, and hand.
Arm InjuriesSerious£29,800 - £45,500Again, more serious than the previous categories. Breaks and/ or fractures will be much more serious and will result in loss of function over the longer-term.
Loss of EarningsN/A£10,000 - £400,000Earnings already lost and future losses.
Loss of BenefitsN/A£5,000 - £500,000Benefits which have already been lost and anticipated future losses.

Alternatively, for a bespoke quote call us today to talk about how large a wrist injury settlement amount you could claim. Our advisors will take your individual circumstances into consideration and advise you on how much compensation you could claim.

No Win No Fee Wrist Injury Claims

Whether you have suffered a broken wrist at work and are seeking broken wrist compensation, a fractured wrist and are seeking fractured wrist compensation, or a sprained wrist and are seeking sprained wrist compensation Accident Claims UK can help you. We offer our customers a Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA), commonly known as a no win no fee service. This means that your solicitor will provide you with the same great service they would provide for any other client when you are making your wrist injury compensation claim. However, you will only have to pay if you win. This means that you will not have to pay an upfront fee or any ongoing hourly rates. Instead, your fee will come out of your wrist injury settlement. For many clients this is not only the more affordable option, it is also the less stressful as there is no financial risk involved.

To inquire about making a no win no fee claim for wrist injury compensation, call us today for your free consultation. We will talk to you about what making a no win no fee personal injury claim involves and what’s more, let you know if you have legitimate grounds to make a claim, estimate what wrist injury settlement amount you could receive and will find the solicitor with the right expertise and experience to handle your claim. Call us now to inquire about no win no fee today.

Why Make Your Compensation For Wrist Injuries Claim With Us?

Accident Claims UK is a trusted personal injury solicitor’s firm who are known for their integrity. If you have suffered a wrist injury which was not your fault, trust Accident Claims UK to provide you with an excellent solicitor to win you the wrist injury compensation, or sprained wrist compensation that you are entitled to. Our solicitors have an excellent track record of helping victims like you claim the wrist injury compensation that they are entitled to, and many of them have thirty years of experience, so you’re bound to be in safe hands. Are you ready to start your wrist injury compensation claim? Call Accident Claims UK for your free legal consultation. If we think you have a legitimate case for compensation, we will get started with your claim right away. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Useful Links

NHS’s guide to broken wrists and fractured wrists
Find out more about fractured and broken wrist injuries with this guide from the UK’s NHS.

NHS’s guide to sprains and strains
Information and advice on how to treat sprains and strains to the wrist in this NHS guide.

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