You may have an accident in which you injure your wrist, and this can happen at any place or at any time, it does not matter where you live or what you are doing. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we hope this does not happen to you, but if it does, then you should call us and speak to the solicitors in Haverhill to let us help you to make a personal injury compensation claim.
How wrist injuries happen and why you may want to speak to the solicitors in Haverhill
Injuring your wrist can happen in lots of different ways. It could happen in a fall, by some force from an object or a collision.
In most cases the wrist is fractured. This can generally take up to six to eight weeks to heal in adults, less time in children and a little longer in elderly people.
How you will know you have a broken wrist
If you break your wrist you will know about it because:
- You may hear a snap when the breaks happens if it is a clean break
- If the skin has been damaged you my have some bleeding
- The wrist will be very painful
- There will be selling or tenderness around the injured area
What you should do for a broken wrist
One of the first things you should do is go to your local hospital, but before you do:
- Use an ice pack, it will help reduce the swelling and the pain
- Try not to eat or drink anything, you may need a general anesthetic if surgery is necessary.
- You can stabilise the injury by using a towel as a sling.
If your fractured wrist was not your fault, what you should do next
If you have fractured your wrist because someone else was reckless, then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim, using the solicitors in Haverhill.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we are the experts in dealing with all types of personal injury claims, with all types of injuries caused by endless types of accidents.
Since 2000 we have been helping claimants get the compensation to which they were entitled, and have done so while providing a high quality customer service that gives complete satisfaction. Our reputation precedes us; we are one of the leading companies in the personal injury claim industry and endeavor to be the best.
We have an online claim form you can complete, or you could try our 30-second test for guidance about the outcome of your claim.
Alternatively, you could call our helpline on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak to one of our friendly advisers, they will keep your call confidential, and will only start the processes needed if you decide you wish to proceed with your personal injury compensation claim, you will be under no obligation to do so.
Date Published: 2nd April 2014
Author: David Brown