When you trip or fall on a pavement, it’s common to put your hand out to brace yourself against the fall, but unfortunately this can lead to pavement fall wrist injuries. A wrist injury can range from a minor sprain to a severe sprain or even a scaphoid fracture and more severe injuries could mean time off work, with treatment in hospital necessary.
If your local council has failed to maintain the pavements in your city to a safe standard and you’ve suffered a fall as a result, or if an elderly relative has suffered pavement fall wrist injuries, you could claim personal injury compensation – and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim compensation since we were established in 2000 and you could be next.
How is your wrist?
You may have sustained a wrist sprain when you fell, and sprains range from a Grade 1 to Grade 3 injury. With a grade 3 sprain, the ligament is completely torn and surgical or medical treatment is needed. Symptoms of a sprain can include pain and swelling at the injury site, persistent pain when moving your wrist, tenderness and bruising or skin discolouration. It’s important to see a doctor after your accident, so that your injuries can be fully assessed. Then call Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim. If your fall was caused by a cracked paving stone or damaged pavement, your local council could be held liable for your accident.
How much compensation will you get?
A serious sprain or fracture could mean a substantial personal injury settlement, if your claim is successful. That’s because we take into account not just your pain and suffering but also how it has affected your life. So if you’ve been unable to work and suffered loss of earnings or have had to pay for expensive medical treatment, we’ll bear that in mind when working out your settlement.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you have a viable claim and get more information. Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, which means you don’t need to worry how you will pay expensive upfront legal fees. What’s more, there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim when you call, and our expert personal injury advisors offer advice in confidence.