Wrist Injury Compensation

Injury causing loss of function of the wrist £37,960 - £47,720
Serious wrist injury causing significant permanent problems  £19,530 - £31,220
Wrist injury causing permanent pain and stiffness £10,040 - £19,530
Wrist injury taking around two years to heal completely Up to £8,160
Wrist fractures and other injuries with up to one-year recovery £2,810 - £3,790

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 detailed and accurate estimate of the amount of compensation you could claim for your specific wrist injury, get in touch with our expert solicitors today. We can answer any questions you might have, and walk you through the process of making a wrist injury claim.

To learn more or begin a wrist injury compensation claim, call us on 0800 054 6570, or fill in our online enquiry form to request a callback. You can find out more about our personal injury claim services here.

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. This will give you a chance to obtain a more precise estimate of the value of your claim, based on the severity of your specific injury and your personal circumstances.

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 0800 054 6570 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.

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.

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 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

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.

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 0800 054 6570, or complete our online enquiry form to request a callback.

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