Tripping on a loose paving stone or catching your heel on a cracked kerb can lead to serious injuries – and it’s not always the part of your body you would expect that is injured. In fact, wrist injuries from falling are incredibly common, as it’s natural to put your hands out to break your fall. Wrist injuries have the potential to be serious and can cause a lot of pain. The good news is that provided your local authority keeps your pavements in good condition, your risk of suffering a fall will be relatively low.
If you’ve suffered wrist injuries from falling and a damaged pavement or kerb was to blame, your local authority could be held liable and ordered to pay you personal injury compensation for your pain and suffering. Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim the compensation you deserve and because we provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, everyone can afford to make a claim with us.
How have you been injured?
Wrist injuries could range from a minor sprain to a Grade 3 sprain or fracture. With a grade 3 sprain, the ligaments in the hand are completely torn and surgery or medical treatment will be necessary. As you can imagine, this can be incredibly painful and debilitating, meaning time off work and the inability to get on with your life as normal – even the simplest tasks can prove impossible to do without help, like getting dressed.
You’ll need to see a doctor after your accident, so that your injuries can be assessed, and you might want to think about claiming personal injury compensation if somebody else was to blame for your accident – for example if a loose paving stone or cracked pavement caused you to trip and fall.
Claiming the compensation you deserve
Pavement falls are surprisingly common, and Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people claim the compensation they deserve after a slip or trip has left them suffering from wrist injuries. Should your claim be successful, your settlement could help to cover the cost of any ongoing medical treatment and pay those household bills whilst you focus on recovering from your wrist injury.
If you’ve caught your heel in a cracked kerb or taken a tumble on a damaged pavement, call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our expert personal injury advisors for confidential, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen