Introduction to Wrist Fracture Compensation
Wrist fracture injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have fractured a bone in your wrist in an accident for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for a wrist fracture injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time of your accident, the effect that your bone fracture has had on your quality of life and any financial consequences of not being able to use your wrist.
Eligibility to Make Wrist Fracture Claims for Compensation
Wrist fracture injury claims have to show that a wrist fracture has been sustained and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a wrist injury can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party is responsible for the fracture through their negligent actions – or lack of actions – can often be more difficult.
Police reports or accident reports may need to be compiled and evidence gathered in support of your wrist fracture injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from the fracture injury, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do and should not be made a priority before your wrist recovers from its trauma.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making wrist fracture injury claims for compensation with a lawyer as soon as practically possible. A lawyer will assess your claim for a wrist fracture injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your wrist fracture injury claim and advise you if you have a claim for wrist fracture injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
How Much is my Claim for a Wrist Fracture Injury Worth?
How much compensation for a wrist fracture injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your own personal circumstances. A lawyer will calculate the value of your wrist fracture injury claim by considering the severity of your broken wrist in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the accident which was responsible for the bone fracture.
As mentioned above, the effect that the damaged bone makes to your quality of life will also be taken into account when compiling a claim for wrist fracture injury compensation along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from a wrist injury. Any quantifiable psychological consequences of the accident which led to your wrist being fractured – for example any confidence issues you may have in the future due to the nature of your accident – will also be integrated into your wrist fracture injury claim.
You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to the fracture injury when making a claim for wrist fracture injury compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention following your accident and fractured wrist, to additional transport costs if you are unable to drive during your recovery. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for wrist fracture injury compensation – including overtime and pension contributions.
“Contingency Fee” Wrist Fracture Injury Claims for Compensation
Provided that your lawyer believes there is a strong likelihood of your claim for wrist fracture injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your wrist fracture injury claim on a “Contingency Fee” basis. This usually means that, should you lose your claim for wrist fracture injury compensation, you will not owe your lawyer for their legal fees and, when your wrist fracture injury claim is successful, you will retain 100 percent of your compensation settlement.
However, not all lawyers offer “Contingency Fee” wrist fracture injury claims on the same basis, and it may be necessary for you to take out an insurance policy to protect yourself from potential financial exposure should your claim for wrist fracture injury compensation be unsuccessful. Your lawyer should explain the exact terms and conditions of a “Contingency Fee” wrist fracture injury claim prior to accepting your claim.
Free Legal Advice about Wrist Fracture Injury Claims Without Obligation
It is in your best interests to seek professional legal advice about wrist fracture injury claims at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for wrist fracture injury compensation are the same – even when the extent of the injury is the same – and to delay speaking with a lawyer about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your wrist fracture injury claim and affect how much compensation for a wrist fracture injury you receive.
Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone service and discuss the circumstances of your wrist fracture injury with an experienced lawyer. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for wrist fracture injury compensation. Our lawyers will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making wrist fracture injury claims and help you to decide whether you have a claim for wrist fracture injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.