The hands and wrists are very vulnerable to injury. If you slip and start to fall, your natural reaction is to grab out for something to stop you hitting the ground. In the absence of that, you put out your hands to try and cushion the impact, and often this can result in injury, from sprains to bone fractures and breaks.
Considering the number of bones in the wrist, doing damage to any one of them in a fall can be a painful experience. There are eight carpal bones in the wrist which connect to the ulna and radius – they’re the two that make up the forearm. In between them is a network of muscles and ligaments, which hold everything together and allows movement in the forearm. In wrist injuries, these can get out of sync and can be frustratingly disabling.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident at work, in the street, in a sports or leisure situation, and sustained wrist injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence or spiteful physical actions, then Accident Advice Helpline can assist. A call to our freephone number, shown above, will connect you with one of our friendly staff who will be able to initiate a personal injury claim for you. The lines are manned 24/7. One of our professional advisers will confirm in a short test as to whether the accident took place within the last three years, that you were blameless for it and that you received medical attention as a result.
There are 200 solicitors in Accident Advice Helpline UK network, each working on a no win no fee basis. They do their very best for clients in making a claim for no self-fault wrist injuries as well as many other specific personal injury cases. So from the outset, you’ll have no hefty legal costs to worry about and anything discussed with our advisers at the outset will be both confidential and with you under no obligation to proceed.
There are several types of wrist injuries which can result in compensation claims. These include:
- Fractures and breaks
- Bones dislocated
- Damage to tendons
- Torn ligament injuries
- Injuries from a repetitive wrist action
Where do they happen?
Almost anywhere – examples include:
- Workplace – should you trip or fall at work as a result of a safety failure on the part of your employer, then you’re likely be able to claim compensation. Wrist injuries can also come about due to what’s known as ‘repetitive working practices.’ In other words, an employee having to carry out the same task over and over again.
- Roads and pavements – trips and falls on poorly maintained pavements and road surfaces. A wrist injuries claim might be made against the local authority in such cases.
- Public or private premises – you can be in a supermarket and slip on something spilled on the floor, injuring your wrist in the fall. Retailers have a duty of care to customers using their premises and take steps to ensure public safety as is the case in local authority buildings and property.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 2nd March 2013
Author: David Brown