Distal Radius Fracture Compensation Claims In The UK

By Cat Reeves. Last Updated 24th January 2024. Welcome to our guide about a distal radius fracture compensation claim. If you suffered an injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim

No matter whether your accident happened at work, in public or on the road, you were likely owed a duty of care. To hold a valid personal injury claim you must be able to prove with evidence that the accident which caused your injury happened because those who had a duty of care towards your safety failed in keeping you safe. Furthermore, if you feel that the substandard care you received from a medical professional made your injury or illness worse contact our team to discuss a case for medical negligence.   

If you’re still unsure after reading our guide whether you have a valid claim or not, our advisors can help. They can assess your case by looking at whether someone may have been liable for the accident that caused your injury.

If they feel your claim has a chance of succeeding, they can connect you with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel. A personal injury lawyer can then help you through the next steps of the claims process.  

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If you have any questions after or whilst reading our guide, you can get in touch with our team of advisors. They can answer any questions you might have. For more information, contact us on the following:

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  1. Distal Radius Fracture Compensation Payout Calculator
  2. How Long After Fracturing Your Distal Radius Could You Claim?
  3. What To Do After Fracturing Your Distal Radius
  4. Claim Distal Radius Fracture Compensation On A No Win No Fee Basis
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Distal Radius Fracture Compensation Payout Calculator

There are different damages you can claim in compensation. For instance, you could claim for the physical and mental suffering you’ve endured as a result of your injury under general damages. They also cover the impact the injury has had on your quality of life. 

Additionally, you may be able to claim for any past and future financial losses under special damages. For instance:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Care costs and medical expenses
  • Travel costs 

The table below could provide you with an idea of the compensation you could be awarded for different types of broken forearm injuries at varying severities. The figures only cover compensation for your injury and don’t include any special damages. 

We have created the table with the help of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), a document solicitors may use to value your claim. In addition, you may be invited to attend an independent medical assessment that can provide a report on the state of your injuries. Solicitors may use this report, alongside the JCG, to assess the value of your claim. 

The figures should only be used as a guide as actual compensation amounts may vary depending on the specific state of your injury and the effect it’s had on you. 

Please also note that the first entry of this table has not been taken from the JCG.

Injury Description Award
Multiple Serious Injuries And Special Damages Multiple injuries of a serious nature, with financial losses. These losses could include lost earnings or medical expenses. Up to £95,000+
Serious Damage To Both Hands Serious injuries that render both hands unusable. £55,820 to £84,570
Serious Hand Injuries These injuries would reduce the hand to about 50 percent capacity. £29,000 to £61,910
Wrist Injuries (a) Injuries that result in a complete loss of function. £47,620 to £59,860
Wrist Injuries (b) Some function remains, but there is significant disability. £24,500 to £39,170
Wrist Injuries (c) Less severe injuries that cause some permanent disability. £12,590 to £24,500
Wrist Injuries (d) Soft tissue or fracture injuries that take more than a year to heal. £6,080 to £10,350
Wrist Injuries (e) Uncomplicated Colles’ fractures. In the region of £7,430
Wrist Injuries (f) Minor and undisplaced fractures and soft tissue injuries to the wrist. £3,530 to £4,740

If you require any further information about the compensation you could claim, get in touch with our team for help and advice. 

An x-ray image of a distal radius fracture

How Long After Fracturing Your Distal Radius Could You Claim?

When making a claim, generally, you have three years to start a claim from the date the accident happened. Or three years from the date you obtained knowledge that your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence. However, there are exceptions to the personal injury claims time limit depending on your age and mental capacity. 

If someone under the age of 18 was in an accident, the three-year time limit is frozen. Before they turn 18, someone can claim on their behalf by acting as a litigation friend. However, they will have three years to claim for themselves from the date of their 18th birthday. 

Additionally, someone could sue on behalf of someone else if they don’t have the mental capacity to claim for themselves. 

Furthermore, if someone lacks the mental capacity as a result of the accident they were in, the three-year time limit is frozen until they regain enough mental capacity to claim for themselves. However, if they won’t regain their mental capacity then there is no time limit.  

There are other exceptions to the three-year time limit so if you have any questions regarding this, please get in touch with our team and they can provide further information.

What To Do After Fracturing Your Distal Radius

If you’ve experienced any type of radius bone fracture, you should seek medical attention for treatment. Not only will this ensure your injury is properly treated, but it can also help provide important medical evidence. Any medical documents or reports may help to prove you sustained your injuries in an accident. 

There are other forms of evidence you may need to prove the accident happened. For instance:

  • CCTV footage 
  • Pictures of the accident and injury
  • Police reports, if applicable
  • Medical reports 
  • Witness details

Additionally, you will need evidence to claim for any additional damages. For example, receipts for care costs and travel costs and payslips to prove any lost earnings. 

If you’re unsure of the evidence you may need to support your claim, it can help to have an experienced solicitor guiding you through the process. Find out how our advisors can connect you to a personal injury solicitor to help you with your claim. 

An x ray of a broken wrist with a red pulse around the break

Claim Distal Radius Fracture Compensation On A No Win No Fee Basis

A personal injury solicitor from our panel may be able to help you with your wrist injury claim. Working with a solicitor can come with many benefits; one example of this is helping with collecting evidence and supporting your claim, as well as explaining any legal jargon that may come up during the claims process.

Our panel of personal injury solicitors offer their services on a No Win No Fee basis. They do this by providing their clients with a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which is a kind of No Win No Fee arrangement. When you work with a solicitor under this kind of contract, they generally won’t ask for an upfront or ongoing payment for their work. Likewise, if your wrist injury claim fails, you won’t pay your solicitor for their services on your case.

In the event of a successful broken wrist compensation claim, you will pay a success fee to your solicitor. This is taken directly from your compensation as a small percentage. However, this percentage is limited by a legislative cap.

Contact Our Team

If you are ready to start your wrist injury compensation claim, contact our team of advisors today. They can evaluate your case for free, and if you have a valid compensation claim, they may connect you with a solicitor from our panel. Get in touch with us today by:

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