Make a broken wrist workers compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you have a broken wrist from an accident at work then you have to report the injury to your employer and you may be eligible for workers compensation depending on various factors. Even if you do not work in an environment that is not generally dangerous such as in the construction industry you can still potentially be eligible for compensation. This is especially the case if you have temporarily or permanently been disabled by your injury at work. Your employer has a duty of care to provide a safe working environment for you and this is supported in legislation so even though it can be difficult having to deal with the employer after you have been injured, it is your right to receive compensation if they have failed in their obligations.
The amount of your workers compensation you may receive can cover many different types of costs such as medical treatment, weekly benefits that compensate you for the time you have lost from not being able to work and a potential cash settlement. Medical treatment for a broken wrist can involve many costs such as hospital costs, physical rehabilitation therapy, medicine and, assisting devices such as a cast or sling.
One of the requirements to be eligible for a claim is that the injury must be caused by someone else or be due to negligence from the employer. This point was illustrated in a worker’s compensation case in Ohio in the US where an employee in a mortgage loan business made a compensation claim against their employer after she broke her wrist.
The employee claimed that her wrist was broken after her supervisor jumped out of his office in an attempt to scare her as she walking by. However, with the help of witnesses it was determined that the employee had been engaging in some horseplay by swinging her arms around like a windmill when she was walking past the supervisor’s office. In addition, witnesses from the workplace confirmed that the claimant would often swing her arms around like a windmill and the jury ruled that the injury was caused by the claimant and not the employer.
If you want to make a broken wrist worker’s compensation claim then you will need a solicitor
It is important to get access to an experienced solicitor if you want to make a broken wrist workers compensation claim, Accident Advice Helpline specialise in personal injury law and are one of the largest and most experienced law firms in the UK.
Contact them on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to make a broken wrist worker’s compensation claim.
Date Published: 18th May 2014
Author: David Brown