By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 13th July 2021. Welcome to our guide on making a claim for a wrist injury. This guide covers everything about a wrist injury claim and factors that may influence wrist injury compensation amounts. 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 we win are worth 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 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 a 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 start your wrist injury claim.
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- A Guide To Wrist Injury Compensation Claims
- Common Types Of Wrist Injuries
- Common Causes Of Wrist Injuries
- Establishing Liability For A Wrist Injury
- Establishing Liability For A Broken Wrist At Work
- Establishing Liability For A Wrist Injury During A Road Traffic Accident
- Establishing Liability For A Wrist Injury During Sporting Activities
- Establishing Liability For A Wrist Injury In A Public Or Private Space
- Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation For My Wrist Injury?
- How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Wrist Injury? – Updated July 2021
- Wrist Injury Compensation Calculator
- No Win No Fee Wrist Injury Claims
- Why Make Your Compensation For Wrist Injuries Claim With Us?
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As we have mentioned, we use our wrists in several 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. Still, most of our clients claim tens of thousands of pounds in compensation. Look at 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.
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 provides 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.
Also, we 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.
- 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, 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 that are easier 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 is 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. 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 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. And this will impact how much wrist injury compensation you may receive for your claim for a wrist injury.
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 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.
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 ahead of your claim for a wrist injury.
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 employee’s 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 of 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.
Road traffic accidents could also lead to a claim for a wrist injury. Drivers have a duty of care towards other road users when they drive their vehicle. If another driver acts negligently, causing an accident that 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 whether it makes your injury worse in the long term or the short term.
Wrist injuries can be commonly occurring 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 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 the wrist injury you suffered during a sporting accident, call Accident Claims UK to receive free legal advice about claiming wrist injury compensation.
The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 states that the 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.
Many clients who come to us with wrist injuries wonder if they can 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 due to your wrist injury and any loss of income you incurred. Read on for more information about making a wrist injury claim.
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.
You can use our wrist injury compensation calculator to determine how much compensation 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.
|Injury||Severity||Average settlement awarded||Notes:|
|Wrist Injuries||Minor/ Mild||Up to £9,620||Including soft tissue injuries, minor dislocations and others which will not be long-term.|
|Wrist Injuries||Moderate||£11,820 to £22,990||Including more moderate fractures. May also include strains and sprains. Injuries should heal quickly.|
|Wrist Injuries||Serious||£22,990 to £36,770||Including more serious fractures. These may result in long-term loss of function.|
|Wrist Injuries||Severe||£44,690 to £56,180||More 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 Injuries||Minor/ Mild||Up to £18,020||Injuries 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 Injuries||Moderate||£18,020 to £36,770||More serious than the category above. This category of injury may also include damage to the soft tissues of the wrist, forearm, and hand.|
|Work-related upper limb disorder||(A)||£20,560 to £21,700||Surgical intervention, loss of employment and continuing disability (bilateral)|
|Work-related upper limb disorder||(B)||£13,970 to £15,330||Fluctuating continuing symptoms -unilateral|
|Work-related upper limb disorder||(C)||£8,110 to £10,090||Resolving within 3 years|
Alternatively, for a bespoke quote, call us today to talk about how large a wrist injury settlement amount you could claim. Our advisors will consider your individual circumstances and advise you on how much compensation you could claim.
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, regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, will provide you with the same great service they would provide for any other client when 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, but it is also 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 enquire about a No Win No Fee claim for a wrist injury today.
Accident Claims UK is a trusted personal injury solicitor’s firm who are known for their integrity. If you have suffered a wrist injury that 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 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.
Wrist Injury Claims FAQs
What is the average settlement for a broken wrist?
Without any additional details about your claim, this question is a difficult one to answer. There are many different kinds and severity of wrist fracture, from a simple sprain to a series of complicated fractures that reduce the functionality of the wrist for life. The general damages head of your claim will depend on how severe your injury is.
Similarly, the special damages head of your claim will also be very dependant on your personal circumstances. For instance, if you injured your wrist in such a way that it prevented you from ever going back to work, then this would be taken into consideration when the compensation is being calculated, and this would probably attract a higher sum than someone whose wrist injury didn’t interfere with their work at all.
How do I know if my wrist injury is serious?
Wrist pain is quite common, and there is a range of different ailments that can cause pain in your wrist. Usually, these can be dealt with through rest, painkillers and making sure the joint is supported.
If your wrist pain hasn’t improved within 2 weeks of you treating it yourself, or if the pain is getting worse or is so bad that you can’t carry out your normal duties, then you should see your GP.
You should go to A&E if the pain is so severe that it makes you faint, dizzy or sick. You should also visit the hospital if you’ve heard a snapping or popping noise when the injury happened or if your wrist has changed colour. These symptoms might indicate that the wrist is broken.
What is the most common injury to the wrist?
The most frequent scenario is when someone uses an outstretching hand to break a fall.
When should I be concerned about a wrist injury?
The time to visit an A&E ward will be if you can’t move the wrist due to pain, numbness, a shape deformity or the wrist turning blue.
How do I know if the wrist suffers a break or a sprain?
A sprain sees the wrist throb, whereas a break brings about a stronger pain akin to a stabbing.
Will a sprained wrist heal itself?
In most cases, a wrist sprain does heal itself over time, allowing the victim to make a full recovery.
How do you fix a wrist injury?
This is about resting and icing the wrist, applying a bandage, elevating the wrist and using a splint.
Should I wrap a sprained wrist?
It is advisable to wrap the wrist with bandaging and also a small splint.
Could I Get Compensation For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is recognised as a potential work-related condition by the HSE. You can see from the below the figures relating to this condition.
If you suffer carpal tunnel syndrome because of your work, you may be wondering whether this sort of wrist injury could lead to compensation. Carpal tunnel Syndrome is painful and it could affect the function in the hand and fingers, leading to burning pain, tingling and weakness. Your employer would have a duty of care to protect you as their employee from suffering such a condition. If they fail to do so and you develop carpal tunnel due to :
- Repetitive use of tools that vibrate
- Repeated pressure directly on the base of the palm
- A forceful bend to the wrist
- Repeated forceful pinch grips
- Repetitive heavy manual handling activities
You could be eligible for compensation. You would need to be able to prove that your employer was negligent in protecting you from such an injury. In addition, you’d have to prove the injury was work-related. If you could successfully prove this, you could be eligible for a compensation payout.
Should I be worried about claiming against my employer?
Worrying about claiming against an employer is something claimants often do. However, there is legislation that protects employees from being treated differently because they are claiming. You should also know that usually, the employer would have insurance that would pay your compensation. In addition to all this, by making your claim, you are highlighting what your employer needs to do to put things right. This could result in you preventing other employees from suffering in the same way as you have.
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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Thank you for reading our guide on making a claim for a wrist injury. We hope you have learned a lot about claiming wrist injury compensation. But please get in touch if you have any further questions about making a wrist injury claim.