Wrist Injury Compensation











Hover over an area of the body to find out how much compensation you could expect for your wrist injury.

Back

Up to £110,000.
Minor injury up to £8,000.

Arm

Up to £85,000.
Minor injury up to £12,000.

Elbow

Up to £35,000.
Minor injury up to £8,000.

Wrist

Up to £40,000.
Minor injury up to £5,000.

Hand

Up to £130,000.
Minor injury up to £4,000.

Foot

Up to £70,000.
Minor injury up to £8,000.

Wrist Injury Compensation

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Why Choose Blackwater Law to Handle Your Wrist Injury Compensation Claim?

If you have suffered a wrist injury through no fault of your own, you can trust in Blackwater Law to provide you with the expert legal advice and guidance you need to get the compensation you deserve. With a team of solicitors who specialise in all types of personal injury, you can count on our expertise and experience of handling all types of wrist injury compensation claims. Our personal injury lawyers handle every case with the same level of professionalism and discretion, and whether it is an accident at work, a case of cancer misdiagnosis or a road traffic accident, we always endeavour to provide you with the highest level of customer service possible.

As the wrist is one of the most important joints in your body, we understand that a wrist injury can seriously impair your ability to work, care for your family, carry out everyday activities and pursue leisure activities. Securing wrist injury compensation will not immediately alleviate the difficulties you face, but it can offer some degree of financial security and go some way to helping you get your life back on track simultaneously, at the same time alleviating the financial pressure that is placed upon you in such a situation.

When you instruct our team of personal injury lawyers to act on your behalf you can rest assured you will always receive sound, reliable and practical legal advice. Operating from our offices in Essex and widely regarded as one of the leading personal injury law firms in the UK, Blackwater Law are the obvious choice when it comes to seeking legal advice about wrist injury compensation. Our lawyers not only handle compensation claims for a variety of different wrist injuries; we also handle compensation claims for injuries to other parts of the body as well, such as arm injuries, elbow injuries, leg injuries, knee injuries and foot injuries.

What Kinds of Wrist Injury Can I Claim Compensation For?

There are a variety of different components to the wrist that can be subject to injury; bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. The nature of your wrist injury compensation claim will be determined largely by which part of the wrist has been damaged, as well as the subsequent suffering you have endured. Although you can walk and it is in a very isolated place, your wrist still plays a pivotal role in everyday life, and a wrist injury can make writing, driving and typing very difficult. This can cause you to come under financial pressure if it hinders you from continuing in your line of work. The majority of wrist injuries consist of sprains, which refer to soft tissue damage – in other words injuries to muscles, tendons and ligaments. Although many sprains are minor, severe sprains can cause symptoms that last longer than some fractures or breaks to wrist bones.

Carpal Damage

Due to your wrist being so crucial to everyday life, loss of wrist movement or any impediment of wrist movement can make life extremely difficult. The two long bones in the forearm – known as the radius and ulna, are joined to the bones in your hand (metacarpals) by small bones known as the carpals. If you sustain damage to these bones it can affect wrist movement or even impede it totally. Following this, we recommend that you talk to professionals at Blackwater Law to find out if you are eligible for a no win, no fee wrist injury compensation claim.

Sprained Wrist

Your wrist is comprised of ligaments, known as the collateral ligaments, which extend through the arm into the hand and connect the muscles therein to the bones. Tears or inflammations in these ligaments can also have a negative effect on wrist usage. Similarly the wrist is also home to tendons (known as the flexor tendons), nerves (the radial nerve, medial nerve and the ulna nerve), arteries (radial and ulna) and muscles (the thenar, hypothenar and flexor retinaculum), all of which play a crucial role in allowing your wrist to function.

A wrist sprain is caused by the tearing of tissue/ligaments that connect the wrist joint together. Typically, this occurs as a result of stretching your wrist excessively, so falling on to an outstretched hand is a common cause. As pain occurs when moving or pressing your wrist, it can make work impossible for you – from operating machinery to typing emails, each and every task would cause pain. With this in mind, it is likely that you are eligible for a wrist injury compensation claim if you sustained your injury through no fault of your own.

Radius Fracture

The Radius bone is one of the two bones in your forearm; it runs in to your wrist and is the bone that is most often broken. It causes severe discomfort and swelling, usually meaning your wrist is too painful to move immediately after the injury. As it would prevent many people from work for three to six months, it can end up causing a lot of stress on the family financially. We believe that if you are in this situation you need to make sure you get the financial compensation you deserve to continue to live without a job for the time being.

Metacarpal Fracture

The metacarpal bones run from your wrist to your fingers, they are the bones that you can feel if you press the top of your hand. These are important for almost everything you do with your hand, and on top of this also have nerves that run through to your fingers allowing your fingers movement, and so severe damage can cause loss of movement. Depending on the severity of your metacarpal fracture, you will receive compensation in proportion to how much it affects your quality of life and work. Usually people suffer from metacarpal fractures when they have exerted force on to their knuckles (such as a punch) or if an object lands directly on their hand.

What Kind of Wrist Injury Compensation Can I Expect to Receive?

  • A simple wrist sprain or fracture where the victim can recover fully within a few months might be awarded wrist injury compensation of between £2,300 and £3,200.
  • A fracture to either the end of the radius or ulna bone, commonly known as a “Colles’” fracture might fetch compensation of up to £5,000, again providing the victim makes a swift recovery.
  • More serious, complex wrist injuries which result in long term or even permanent disability and / or pain can be awarded wrist injury compensation pay-outs of up to £40,000.

What Do I Have To Do To Make A Wrist Injury Claim?

The first step in making any wrist injury compensation claim is to get in contact with Blackwater Law, you can phone direct on 0800 083 5500 today to get free initial advice from a solicitor. You will speak to a specialist lawyer who can quickly identify the nature of your wrist injury claim.

Blackwater Law is recognised as one of the leading teams of personal injury lawyers in the industry by the Legal 500, an independent directory of the UK’s top law firms. This particular independent directory complete reviews on each company and how well they perform, paying particular attention to the legal services on offer and the expertise of the team carrying them out (including associates and partners).

Your Blackwater Law personal injury lawyer will guide you through each stage of the process and will keep you updated on progress throughout. In acting for you in making your claim, we will endeavour to build the strongest possible case on your behalf to secure the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to for your wrist injury.

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What our clients say…

“Anna Woolf’s persistent nature when dealing with the defendant’s insurance company and encouragement when it came to pursuing the correct amount in compensation was excellent. Once again, a big thank you to Anna and all involved with my case.”

Mr. H, London

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