I’ve got a broken wrist, what should I do?
Given that you are eligible to make a claim, the compensation or payout amount for a broken wrist will depend on a myriad of factors, but will likely be based on a case that had similar circumstances to your claim. A definite amount can not be provided, as every case is different and injuries affect people in different ways.
Part of the amount will be based on the pain and suffering that you have been caused by having a broken wrist. In addition, the costs of your medical treatment that have been required for you to fully heal from your injury will be taken into account. There could be dozens more factors that will affect your payout amount, such as future impairment from the injury, assistive help that was required in rehabilitation, and costs arising from not being able to work or participate in sporting activities.
Wrist injuries are common and can occur from many different types of accidents. One of the most common ways to injure your wrist is from a slip or fall, as when this occurs the natural reaction is to try to break your fall by putting out your hands. Often the force is too much from the fall, which causes a wrist injury.
Another common type of wrist injury is repetitive strain injuries, which can occur if you do not have an ergonomic setup for your workstation where you spend many hours in the same position. Motorcyclists also often incur wrist injuries when they are involved in road accidents.
Treatment for a broken wrist will often require fracture reduction, which involves a doctor moving the pieces of your wrist bones that aren’t aligned correctly into the right position. This can cause immense pain, so a sedative, relaxant or general anaesthetic would be used for this type of procedure. Another part of the treatment and healing procedure involves immobilisation of the wrist, which requires a cast or splint. With the use of one of these devices, movement is restricted in the broken bones, which is very important for the healing process to function at its best.
A broken wrist payout can help you to recoup the costs of your injury, and you can make a claim for a payout by contacting Accident Advice Helpline.
How can a broken wrist payout help me?
Call or text Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 if you want to make a compensation claim and check your eligibility for a broken wrist payout.
Date Published: 18th May 2014
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Wrist injury claim