Have you been injured in a recent accident that was someone else’s fault, perhaps a slip trip or fall? Have you considered making a claim for personal injury compensation? If you’ve been looking for a lawyer in Knightsbridge or somewhere else in the UK, Accident Advice Helpline can help you, and with our no win no fee* policy, there’s no upfront cost to make a claim.
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All kinds of accidents can result in personal injuries, and one of the most common is a slip trip or fall. These are usually caused by spillages or contaminants (slips), obstructions or uneven surfaces (trips), or overloading, overreaching or using improperly maintained equipment (falls from height).
One of the most common injuries resulting from slips trips or falls is a broken wrist. This is actually called a Colles’ or distal radius fracture. They are often minor fractures resulting in pain, tenderness or swelling, but on occasion they may be more severe. That could result in the break extending into the wrist joint, the bone breaking through the skin, or multiple breaks or fractures or torn ligaments.
It’s obviously important that you see a GP as soon as you can for assessment but if you experience great pain, numbness or pale fingers, this can be a sign of nerve damage or problems with blood flow, and you should go to A&E immediately.
How can a broken wrist affect you?
We use our wrists all the time, often without realising. A broken wrist can have a significant impact on your ability to do your job, whether you do manual labour, cleaning or typing. This would be particularly true if you break the wrist on your dominant hand. Since you might have to wear a splint or cast for up to eight weeks sometimes, this can result in a significant loss of earnings if you’re on a reduced salary or statutory sick pay.
If you were an active person before the injury, for example you did a lot of sports or outdoor activities, and the injury has affected your ability to do those you might have also lost some of the quality of your life.
If you believe that the accident was caused by someone else, you are legally entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation, which can help to cover some or all of the associated costs of your injury, including compensation for the physical and emotional stress your injury has caused.
Accident Advice Helpline – professional, reputable advice
With over ten years’ experience of personal injury claims, we can provide you with an expert lawyer in Knightsbridge or elsewhere in the UK on a no win no fee* basis, meaning there’s no upfront cost.
All you have to do is make a free, no obligation call to our helpline, where our advisors will give you all the advice you need to decide if you’d like to make a claim. We can handle most claims over the phone, so you probably won’t even have to go to court.
So call NOW on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and get your claim started with Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 24th July 2015
Author: David Brown