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Wrist Injury

Wrist Injury

  • Injury causing loss of function of the wrist
    £58,110 - £73,050
  • Serious wrist injury causing significant permanent problems
    £29,900 - £47,810
  • Wrist injury causing permanent pain and stiffness
    £15,370 - £29,900
  • Wrist injury taking around two years to heal completely
    £7,420 - $12,630
  • Wrist fractures and other injuries with up to one-year recovery
    £4,310 - £5,790

Wrist Injury Compensation Calculator

If you have suffered a wrist injury that was caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation. The specialist personal injury solicitors at JMW can help you work out how much you might be owed, and provide advice on how to take your claim to the next stage.

People who have sustained wrist injuries are often unsure how much they could be entitled to claim, which is why JMW has set up its easy-to-use Compensation Calculator tool. The figures provided above offer a rough estimate of your compensation amount, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables.

If you are after a more accurate estimate of the amount of compensation you could claim for your specific wrist injury, get in touch with our expert solicitors today.

To learn more or begin a wrist injury compensation claim, call us on 0345 872 6666, or fill in our online enquiry form to request a callback. You can find out more about our personal injury claim services here.

What Can Affect the Value of a Compensation Claim?

The amount that can be claimed in compensation for a wrist injury depends on how serious the damage was, and what kind of impact it has had on your quality of life. This is confirmed by medical evidence from an expert in the relevant field.

For many people, the loss of mobility in one or both wrists will inevitably lead to being unable to work, resulting in a significant loss of earnings. In addition, the financial burden of having to suddenly afford advanced medical treatment and rehabilitation services can be considerable.

In the most severe cases, wrist injuries can lead to lifelong damage to the joint, meaning the individual in question may need to make permanent adjustments to their lifestyle or rely on long-term support.

All of these additional costs will need to be considered to calculate the total value of the claim. For more guidance on how much this could be worth, speak to JMW Solicitors today.

How are wrist injury claims assessed?

When a personal injury solicitor successfully handles a client's claim, the total compensation received will consist of different types of damages. These damages fall into two categories:

General damages:

  • The physical pain and suffering experienced at the time of the accident.
  • The mental trauma and shock resulting from the accident.
  • Psychological damage such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or depression.
  • Painful medical treatment and a prolonged recovery period.
  • Long-term or permanent disabilities that affect the victim's quality of life.

Special damages::

  • Travel costs associated with medical treatment or legal obligations.
  • Medical fees to cover private medical treatment expenses.
  • Care costs if the claimant required in-home assistance or nursing care.
  • Loss of income due to time away from work and reduced salary or wages.
  • Loss of future income if the claimant is unable to continue working or experiences reduced earning potential.

When claiming for special damages, it is essential to retain statements, receipts, and bills as evidence of the losses incurred. Without proper evidence, it may not be possible to include them in the claim.

What Should I Do Next?

If you’ve sustained a wrist injury through no fault of your own, launching a personal injury claim can help you recover compensation for your pain, suffering, and financial losses.

After obtaining an initial estimate from our Compensation Calculator, it is important to speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor as soon as possible.

Once you have done so, you can instruct your legal team to launch your compensation claim in earnest, contacting those responsible for your injury and gathering evidence to build a strong case for you. Getting the right legal advice will improve your chances of reaching a swift conclusion and obtaining the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim.

For more information on what to do next, give us a call on 0345 872 6666 for a free, no-obligation discussion. You can also look at our guide to the Lifecycle of a Claim for a clearer idea of what to expect.

How Can Compensation Help?

Claiming compensation can make it easier for you to cover costs associated with your wrist injury, allowing you to make necessary lifestyle changes and focus on your recovery, while also ensuring that those responsible are held accountable.

A compensation award can be used to pay for the following:

  • Loss of earnings due to the injury
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation
  • Ongoing medical treatment and surgery costs
  • Transport and travel arrangements required as a result of the injury
  • Adaptations to the home

Talk to Us

If you are looking to find out exactly how much compensation you could be owed for your wrist injury, get in touch with the specialist solicitors at JMW. We will discuss your options and help you put together the strongest possible legal claim.

Call us on 0345 872 6666, or complete our online enquiry form to request a callback.

Types of Wrist Injury

Wrist injuries occur when damage is sustained to either the eight small carpal bones at the base of the hand or the joint between the radius and carpus bones. Because this is a sensitive area that controls the movement of the hand, injuries to this part of the body can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life.

Below are some of the most common injuries to the wrist area; if you have been affected by any of these following an accident that was not your fault, speak to JMW Solicitors to investigate the possibility of making a compensation claim.

Wrist fractures

A wrist fracture refers to a crack or break close to the wrist joint in one or both of the bones in the forearm - commonly known as a Colles’ fracture - or a crack or break in one or more of the carpal bones.

A broken wrist is typically caused by a fall or getting hit hard on the wrist. JMW has experience in claiming compensation for people who have broken one or both wrists at work, in a road traffic accident, following a slip, trip or fall in a public place, or during participation in a sporting activity.

The signs and symptoms of a fractured wrist include:

  • Pain
  • Reduced movement in the affected area
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness

In more extreme cases, a fracture may affect the nerves in the area or blood flow to the hand. Depending on the position of the wrist at the time of the fracture, the wrist may need to be reset, or require a splint or cast to aid the healing process.


Damage to a ligament is known as a sprain. As there are numerous ligaments in the wrist, the risk of spraining in this area is particularly high.

As with fractures, sprains tend to occur when an outstretched hand is placed on the floor to break a fall, or when the wrist is hit at high impact. Sprains do not require re-setting or a cast, but a wrist splint may be required to keep the affected region still while it heals.

When the ligament damage is particularly serious, such as when the ligament has been torn, surgery may be required in order to promote healing.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

This refers to a condition in which the carpal tunnel - the area in the wrist where the nerve enters the hand - becomes swollen, leading to nerves becoming pinched and numbness in the hand.

It is typically caused by repetitive strain and movement, with many cases of carpal tunnel syndrome arising as a result of repetitive or poorly managed working practices.

For more specific information about claiming compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome, click here.

What are Common Causes of Wrist Injuries?

To ensure eligibility for a compensation claim, it is recommended to seek medical treatment for a wrist injury, as a record of the injury will be necessary. Wrist injuries can occur in various ways, with some common causes being:

  • Slips, trips, or falls in public places or private properties.
  • Road traffic accidents, particularly affecting cyclists and motorcyclists.
  • Workplace accidents or incidents while working offsite for an employer.
  • Sporting accidents, including activities like tennis, cycling, skiing, or rock climbing.
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

If a wrist injury is caused by the fault of a third party, even partially, it may be possible to make a compensation claim.

Claims for wrist injuries in road traffic accidents

Road traffic accidents are a common cause of wrist injuries in the UK. It is not illegal to drive with a broken wrist, but it is important to ensure that the injury does not impair effective vehicle control. Wrist injuries often occur when drivers tightly grip the steering wheel during collisions. Cyclists and motorcyclists are also prone to wrist injuries, especially if they attempt to break their fall with their arms or hands. If another driver is at fault in a road traffic accident that caused a wrist injury, a compensation claim may be pursued.

Claims for Wrist Injuries in the Workplace

Wrist injuries are frequently seen in workplace accidents, although the number of non-fatal workplace accidents has significantly decreased over the past decade. Employers in the UK are legally obligated to provide a safe and risk-free working environment. If compliance protocols, such as risk assessments and maintenance inspections, fail and lead to an injury, a valid compensation claim may exist. It is crucial to report the incident in an official manner by filling in the company accident book. Legal assistance can be provided for workplace accident claims.

Claims for wrist injuries in public places

Slips, trips, and falls are common accidents in the UK, often resulting in sprains, strains, or fractures of the wrist. When a fall occurs, individuals instinctively use their hands to break the fall, which can cause wrist injuries. Compensation claims can be made against the local council if the injury occurs on a public pavement or against the operator of a publicly accessible building (e.g., a supermarket, cinema, or restaurant) where the accident takes place.

Talk to Us

If you are looking to find out exactly how much compensation you could be owed for your wrist injury, get in touch with the specialist solicitors at JMW. We will discuss your options and help you put together the strongest possible legal claim.

Call us on 0345 872 6666, or complete our online enquiry form to request a callback.

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