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Broken wrist compensation: Everything you need to know

A broken wrist can significantly impact your day-to-day life and may even impact you financially. For example, a broken wrist may prevent you from carrying out simple tasks, such as drinking, eating, or getting dressed in the morning. It may also prevent you from doing your job, especially if the wrist is broken on your dominant hand. Broken wrist compensation can help lessen the blow of a broken wrist by ensuring you have the funds to cover any treatments, specialist equipment, and loss of earnings.

If your broken wrist was caused by the negligence of somebody else, for example, in the workplace, in a traffic accident, at a public place, or due to medical error, then you may be able to claim broken wrist compensation. Graysons’ team of solicitors in Chesterfield and Sheffield answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding broken wrist compensation and how you can claim.

What is broken wrist compensation?

Broken wrist compensation is designed to put you back in the same financial position as if the personal injury never occurred. If you have broken your wrist due to the negligence of others, for example, in the workplace, in a traffic accident, at a public place, at a leisure or retail location or due to medical error, then you may have a successful broken wrist compensation claim. If you have broken your wrist and you believe you were not at fault, then contact our team of personal injury solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield today. They will be able to assess your claim and advise if it is likely to be successful or not. Our Sheffield and Chesterfield solicitors operate on a no win no fee basis and will be able to work on your behalf to secure you the very best outcome.

What is personal injury broken wrist compensation?

Personal injury refers to an injury that was caused by the negligence of others. A personal injury claim may arise, for example, from an accident in the workplace, in a shop or restaurant, as a result of an assault,  a sports accident, a fall or a trip in a public place, or a road traffic accident. If you have suffered a personal injury, such as a broken wrist, and were not at fault, then you may be able to claim compensation successfully. Contact our team of personal injury solicitors in Chesterfield and Sheffield today.

What is medical negligence broken wrist injury compensation?

Medical negligence broken wrist injury compensation refers specifically to situations where a broken wrist injury may be aggravated or exacerbated by sub-standard treatment.   This could be through surgical error, misdiagnosis, or incorrect or delayed treatment. If you believe you have a broken wrist injury associated with medical negligence, you should contact an experienced solicitor, such as Graysons’ team of Chesterfield and Sheffield solicitors.

What is the average compensation for a broken wrist?

It’s not easy to put a precise figure on the average compensation for a broken wrist as no two claims are ever the same. Broken wrist injuries that proceed to a full recovery in a few months may attract an award of several thousand pounds. Severe wrist injuries that cause long-term loss of function to the wrist or hand may attract a significantly higher award, especially if the broken wrist injury has prevented you from working with an ongoing handicap or you need specialist ongoing medical treatment. The best way to assess how much compensation for a broken wrist claim you may receive is to contact an experienced personal injury solicitor, such as Graysons’ team of solicitors in Chesterfield and Sheffield.

How is broken wrist injury compensation calculated?

Broken wrist injury compensation will be calculated based on the severity of the injury, including the impact the injury has had on your day-to-day life, and on your finances, including actual and future earnings, and cost of treatment and future treatments, as well as your pain and suffering. Compensation is typically broken down into two areas: general damages, which covers your pain and suffering, and special damages, which covers the impact the wrist injury has had on your finances. An experienced personal injury solicitor, such as Graysons’ team of Chesterfield and Sheffield solicitors, will be able to work on your behalf to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.

Can I use a broken wrist compensation calculator?

A broken wrist compensation calculator will give you a rough estimate of how much a broken wrist injury claim might be worth. However, a compensation calculator cannot replace the expertise of a personal injury solicitor. An experienced solicitor, such as Graysons’ team of personal injury solicitors in Chesterfield and Sheffield, will accurately assess your claim based on medical evidence and details of your losses and with reference to recent case law and judicial guidelines. Contact us today if you have a broken wrist injury and you were not at fault.

What is a scaphoid fracture?

A scaphoid fracture refers to a break in the scaphoid bone, which is one of the bones in the wrist. It is often caused when you fall onto an outstretched hand. Symptoms typically include tenderness and pain in the area just below the thumb. A scaphoid fracture can take several months to heal and can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life. For example, with a scaphoid fracture, you will be unable to drive or carry out manual work while the fracture heals.

A scaphoid fracture is a common injury in broken wrist compensation claims. Other common wrist injuries include injured ligaments, tendons, and nerves, all of which can be painful and significantly restrict or stop the movement of the wrist and hand. If you have suffered a scaphoid fracture and were not at fault, contact Grayson’s personal injury solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield today.

Can I get broken wrist compensation on a no win no fee?

Yes, Graysons’ personal injury solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield offer a no win no fee for broken wrist compensation claims. This means that if your broken wrist compensation claim is not successful, you will not have to pay any of our fees.

Will I have to go to court to get a compensation claim for a broken wrist?

It is unlikely that you will have to go to trial to succeed with a compensation claim for a broken wrist, but this depends on the evidence from case to case. Almost all claims are settled out of court or before trial, but court proceedings may be necessary, particularly if the claim is complex and liability cannot easily be proved.  If your compensation claim for a broken wrist does end up at trial, Graysons’ team of solicitors in Chesterfield and Sheffield will be able to represent you.

Is there a time limit for making a compensation claim for a broken wrist injury?

Yes, if you want to make a compensation claim for a broken wrist injury, then you must submit the claim within three years of the injury taking place. For medical negligence broken wrist injury claims, you must make a claim within three years of the medical negligence occurring, or that negligence becoming apparent. The three-year time limit does not apply to children or for those with a mental disability. If you have a broken wrist injury and you were not at fault, you should submit a claim as soon as possible.

How can Graysons’ solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield help me with a broken wrist compensation claim?

As a Legal 500 law firm, our personal injury solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield can help you successfully claim for a broken wrist injury. Due to our expertise, our success rate is high, giving you the best chance of a successful claim. Additionally, our Lexcel accreditation, the Law Society’s quality mark, and our membership of specialist panels gives you peace of mind that your claim will be treated with the highest professionalism and expertise. If you want to make a broken wrist compensation claim, then contact our team today.

 

 

 

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