Damaged Wrist Ligament Compensation

If you have sustained an injury to a wrist ligament due to the actions – or lack of actions – by somebody who was responsible for your health and safety, you may be entitled to make a claim for damaged wrist ligament compensation. However, not every instance of an injured wrist ligament will qualify for injured wrist ligament compensation; and this article explains some of the factors which can affect your eligibility to claim compensation for an injury to a wrist ligament.

Please note that, whereas this article provides general information about making a compensation claim for injuring a wrist ligament when your injury has been caused by the negligence of somebody who owed you a duty of care, it is not intended to cover every conceivable scenario in which an injury to the wrist ligament might be sustained, and is therefore not a substitute for seeking individual and specific legal advice about damaged wrist ligament claims for compensation which relate to your own personal circumstances.

Who Pays Injured Wrist Ligament Compensation?

Claims for injured wrist ligament compensation are most often finalised by an insurance company representing the party responsible for your injury. When an insurance company becomes involved, it is important that evidence of negligence is gathered to support a claim for injuring a wrist ligament – even if the individual who is liable for your injury has admitted their negligence at the time your injury occurred.

Evidence of negligence in support of damaged wrist ligament claims may include photographic evidence of the hazard which resulted to your injury, statements from witnesses who can corroborate your version of events and – where available – CCTV. If you have any doubts about whether you can prove somebody´s negligence was responsible for your damaged wrist ligament, speak with your solicitor; as, if the severity of your injury prevents you from completing the procedures required to support a claim for compensation for an injury to a wrist ligament, your solicitor may be able to complete them on your behalf.

Making a Child´s Claim for Injuring a Wrist Ligament

Children who sustain injuries to wrist ligaments as a result of a third party’s lack of care are not permitted by law to initiate damaged wrist ligament claims in their own right and have to be represented by a parent or guardian acting on their behalf as a ‘Litigation Friend’. Your solicitor will explain the process for becoming a ‘Litigation Friend’ to enable a child´s claim for injuring a wrist ligament and you should note that you will not be allowed to represent your child if there is a conflict of interest – i.e. if you were responsible for your child´s damaged wrist ligament.

Once a settlement of your child´s injured wrist ligament compensation has been agreed upon, it must be approved by a judge before being placed into court funds until your son or daughter reaches their eighteenth birthday. If funds from the settlement of compensation for an injury to a wrist ligament are needed to recover your expenses, or to pay for private medical treatment for your child, these can be released on application to the court.

How Much Compensation for an Injury to a Wrist Ligament?

Damaged wrist ligament claims are settled according to the nature and severity of your wrist injury, based on previous injured wrist ligament compensation settlements published in the ‘Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages’. The basic figure acquired by your solicitor will be altered in consideration of your age and gender, and the impact of your damaged wrist ligament upon your quality of life – for example, any lack of ability to drive, perform everyday domestic tasks and enjoy leisure pursuits which would form part of your regular schedule.

Your claim for injuring a wrist ligament will also incorporate compensation for any psychological injuries you have been diagnosed with – either due to the nature of the event which caused your damaged wrist ligament or an emotional trauma you have experienced since – and any expenses you have incurred, or may incur in the future, will be recovered in your claim for compensation for an injury to a wrist ligament provided they are justified and can be supported by receipts.

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