Scaphoid Fracture Compensation
It is common to have an accident when working with some items, nevertheless, when an accident occurs you need to receive proper treatment and safety precautions should be taken. Your hands are the most used parts of your body and the wrist joint is the most vulnerable, especially if you are carrying heavy items. When your wrist joint is broken, due to a fall or a heavy material falling on it, you could develop Scaphoid fracture, which will affect your normal working environment due to the dislocation.
If you have fractured or even broken your scaphoid at work and it wasn’t your fault call Tylers Solicitors today on 0800 699 0089.
What is a Scaphoid fracture?
This is when the scaphoid bone has broken or dislocated due to a collision with an object. The result could be lethal, if not treated early enough. The fracture will normally affect the wrist area and the thumb base, which might also swell.
How much compensation can you claim for a scaphoid fracture?
When you have this type of fracture due to medical negligence by your doctor, it could lead to severe damages, or permanent conditions. If the condition gets serious, because you didn’t receive much treatment earlier by the doctor, you will be eligible for a compensation.
The amount to be compensated will vary from one condition to another. However, the average amount is around £4,500, though the amount can go higher, if the condition affects the patient for a long time.
For instance, one case of Mr John Stevens in Manchester, who reported a claim against doctors in the hospital that he had gone for the wrist fracture diagnosis. After a while, the wrist was still painful, even after the diagnosis.
For that, the solicitors took legal action and filed a case against the hospital, which ended up paying £75,000 to Mr Stevens. This had taken more than 2 years after the patient went to be diagnosed.
How to tell the symptoms for fractured scaphoid & how to get diagnosed?
Since the scaphoid bone will be broken, you will most likely expect to feel pain around the wrist. You may also experience swelling around the fractured area. It should be noted that the early symptoms might seem like a slight sprain of the wrist. Therefore, if you have sensed the unusual pain or swelling around your wrist, you will need to visit your doctor early enough to avoid further complications. At the hospital, the most apparent method is the use of an X-ray. You will receive a bone scan, which will determine if the bone is dislocated, broken or not.
Are you a ‘No Win, No Fee’ fractured scaphoid claims solicitor?
One thing that should be noted is that not all the cases are guaranteed to be won, nevertheless, you shouldn’t be afraid of approaching a solicitor on the medical negligence claims. When you fail to win in a given case, you will not be required to pay any fee. This is known as a conditional fee agreement, or the No Win, No Fee claim. For that, despite the quality of your case, you can present it to us, and you will be sure of only paying when you have secured your compensation. The compensation will be charged under an agreed percentage, prior to commencing the case.
Where can I find out more information about fractured scaphoid?
A number of sources are available to find information about the wrist fracture compensation. Nevertheless, for a detailed information, you can visit http://www.patient.co.uk/health/scaphoid-wrist-fracture.
How to make a fractured scaphoid compensation claim?
The first thing to keep in mind before making a claim is that you must have enough supporting evidence. Once you have received the first diagnosis by a given hospital, but the pain and swelling are still recurring, you are advised to visit a different hospital and ensure that the fracture is still present. If you are diagnosed with the same condition, you will collect your evidences and seek for a reliable solicitor.
Are you a no win, no fee compensation claims solicitor?
We are a no win, no fee solicitors and for that, you will not be needed to pay any amount of money if you lose your case. Nevertheless, if you win your compensation claim and successfully receive the money, then a fraction will be charged from the total money received.
How long until I can claim for a fractured scaphoid?
The signs might vary from one person to another, however, if you feel any uncommon pain and you have been diagnosed of the scaphoid fracture, you will need to see a solicitor within 14 days. This will also help to reduce the chances of making the fracture more serious.