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An overview of wrist injuries

Wrist injuries are widespread among people who work in professions where the hands and arms are used for much of the day. For example, workplace injuries involving the wrists are particularly regular among factory workers and shelve stackers who repetitively pack and lift heavy objects. Office workers who spend much of the day typing and picking up the telephone receiver are also at risk of sustaining a Repetitive Strain Injury or tendonitis.

Those who play racket sports or string instruments may experience overuse injuries to the wrists and it is fairly common for pregnant women to suffer from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. The common nature of wrist injuries suggests why no win no fee claim experts such as The Claim Solicitors see so many personal injury compensation claims of this type. Some of the most common types of wrist injury are explained below:

Arthritis - Joint inflammation which causes pain swelling and stiffness. Arthritis is an indicator of more than 100 rheumatic diseases which can also affect the muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Repetitive Strain Injury - RSI is an occupational overuse syndrome which can affect the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and upper back. When the muscles in these areas are kept tense for a long period of time, as a result of poor posture or repetitive motions the muscles, tendons and nerves can be affected.

Tendonitis - Inflammation of the tendons which connect muscles to bones. This is usually caused by overuse and can be treated with rest.

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome - Pain, numbness and weakness in the hand as a result of compression of the median nerve in the wrist.

Wrist injury symptoms
There are a number of characteristics associated with this particular personal injury and the amount of pain and ability to move the wrist after an accident determines whether the wrist is sprained or, at worst, broken. Symptoms of wrist injuries often include:

Wrist injury diagnosis
When trying to determine the severity of a wrist injury a doctor will usually do the following:

Wrist injury treatment
There are two degrees of treatment for a wrist injury from self-care at home to medical treatment. The following methods are usually adopted but you should always seek assistance from a medical professional:

Wrist injury compensation amounts
The amount received for a personal injury compensation claim made for a wrist injury very much depends on the severity of the damage, the possibility of lasting effects and the need for surgery.

Injuries resulting in complete loss of function in the wrist, such as where an arthrodesis has been performed - 26,250 to 33,000.

Personal injury resulting in significant permanent disability, but where some useful movement remains - 13,500 to 21,500.

Less serious wrist injury which still results in some permanent disability, persisting pain and stiffness - 6,750 to 13,500.

An uncomplicated Colles' fracture - in the region of 4,000.

Very minor undisplaced or minimally displaced fractures and similar which need application of plaster or bandage for a matter of weeks and a full or virtual recovery within a few months - 2,000 to 2,500.

When recovery from a fracture or soft tissue injury takes longer but is complete, the award will rarely exceed 5,500.

Make a no win no fee personal injury compensation claim today
If you have sustained a wrist injury or any other personal injury in a non-fault accident, then you may be entitled to make a no win no fee claim through us.

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