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Personal Injury And Accident Claims

Irrespective of the safety measures you might have taken, an accident could occur at any time and to pretty much anybody, it doesn’t matter who you are, even a personal injury solicitor. We humans neither decide to become an accident victim, nor do we choose why, when and where the accident will take place.

It might seem obvious but almost any accident is likely to be both a distressing and potentially costly experience. Any injuries you are unfortunate enough to sustain are likely to cause you various degrees of pain and any medical attention and treatment can incur high costs.

A way to reclaim these losses is through making a successful personal injury claim and the importance of such a claim really shouldn’t be taken lightly. Certainly you won’t be able to make any personal injuries sustained any less traumatic or painful but you will get some comfort from knowing that you will be fine financially.

How A Personal Injury Solicitor Can Help

The trouble with making a personal injury claim is for most people it seems a difficult process to grasp, and that’s because generally most people have no previous experience with these kind of procedures. A trouble-free alternative to trying to do it all yourself is to contact a specialist personal injury solicitor.

Personal injury solicitors are professional people and these kind of personal injury claims are how they make their living. Their role is to put together a strong injury claims case in your name to win you accident compensation.

The injury solicitor’s service is based upon a “No Win No Fee” process. This will mean If your accident claim is successful, the solicitor recovers all of their bills, or fees from the losing party or the losers insurance company and you could get 100% of the compensation depending on the agreement with your solicitor.

If you don’t win your accident claims case the solicitor is accountable for the loss, in other words you won’t have to pay them anything. However, you may be liable for the winning sides costs, but you can take out insurance cover for this scenario.

Choosing Your Solicitor

It is entirely up to you which personal injury claims company, or solicitor you choose to take up your case. Always try your best to research a company before deciding for certain they are right for you. Also make sure you understand the “agreement” you might be signing so you know exactly what fees you may or may not end up having to pay.

Is It Necessary To Opt For A Personal Injury solicitor?

Naturally you could very well attempt to manage your accident claim on your own, or with the help of friends and family if you prefer, but have you actually thought hard about what the process entails?

Personal Injury Claims

Remember solicitors train for a reason and that’s to know the ins and outs of the British law so they have the best chance possible of being successful. This isn’t to say you won’t but do you really need the hassle?

Ask yourself these few questions and it might help you to decide which route is best if you haven’t already.

Are you aware of what preparations you need to make before going to court? Have you got all of your facts and details correct so you don’t inadvertently lose your road accident claim for example, on some small technicality?

Will you be able to stay calm and focused if things start to become personal? If you can’t answer these few questions with a resounding “yes” then maybe you ought to consider the services of a “No Win No Fee” solicitor, but the choice is always yours.

Please do bear in mind that a personal injury solicitor will undoubtedly make life easier. This is after all what they do for a living. They’ve already all the essential expertise and experience to take care of your accident compensation claim.

Claims For Wrist Injuries

Wrist injury claims are usually filed by individuals who were injured while performing their job duties. These injuries may be caused by repetitive motions, by equipment that is not properly maintained, or by other factors that the injured person had no control over.

Common Wrist Injuries

The most common wrist injuries that result in people filing wrist injury claims are:

  • Injuries to the bones that make up the wrist

Your arm has two log bones. They are the radius and the ulna. The radius and ulna are connected to the bones of the hand by small bones called carpals.

The carpals are the bones of the wrist that allow your wrist to be flexible. These bones can be fractured or broken and that can limit your flexibility.

  • Torn ligaments in the wrist

The collateral ligaments extend down your arm and into your hands. One of the collateral ligaments is located on the side of your hand where your pinky finger is and the other one is located by your thumb. If these ligaments are strained, bruised, or injured they stop you from being able to properly use your hand and fingers.

  • Tendon damage

You have tendons in your wrist that control your fingers. These tendons are flexor tendons that make it possible for your fingers to curl and bend the way they do. Damages to the flexor tendons can prevent you from picking objects up or making a fist.

  • Nerve damage

You have three main nerves running through your wrist. The radial nerve is on the outside of the wrist. The medial nerve is located in the carpal tunnel channel and the ulna nerve is routed through what doctor’s call Guymon’s Canal. If these nerves are damaged it can prevent you from using your hands properly.

  • Damaged arteries

You have to main arteries in your wrist. They are the ulna and radial arteries. If these arteries are damaged then the blood supply to your hand is minimized and this could result in the loss of a digit.

  • Muscle damages

On the thumb side of your wrist is the thenar muscles and on the other side are the hypothenar muscles. In the middle of the wrist and into the hand is the flexor retinaculum muscle. If these muscles are bruised or damaged by injury you could lose use of your hand temporarily, or permanently.

What If I Just Have A Wrist Sprain?

You often hear people talk about a wrist sprain as if it were a minor inconvenience. A wrist sprain can cause more pain than a fracture or break in the bones. A sprain can cause pain that lasts far longer than the pain of a broken bone. A sprain is damage that affect the soft tissue of the wrist. The soft tissues include the ligaments, tendons, and muscles that make up the wrist. Often these injuries cause severe swelling and people tend to re-injure the wrist because they do not allow it to totally heal before they return to using their wrist.

What Kind Of Accidents Injures The Wrist?

Some of the most common accidents that result in wrist injury are:

  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents.
  • Repetitive strains.
  • Cuts.
  • Equipment malfunctions.

Beginning A Wrist Injury Claim

Speak to a solicitor that has experience in dealing with wrist injury claims. Most solicitors who deal with personal injury lawsuits like wrist injury claims offer a free consultation visit where they evaluate your case. They will advice you as to what you need to do in order to proceed.

You can legally file a wrist injury claim for three years from the date of the initial injury. The longer it has been since the injury, the harder the claim may be to make, but a good solicitor will be able to assist you.