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Scaphoid Fracture Claims

If your scaphoid fracture was missed by medical professionals, you could claim compensation for their negligence.

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Scaphoid Fracture Claims

Not all missed fracture cases will give rise to a claim, but one fracture that can cause particular problems if not diagnosed quickly is a fracture of the scaphoid.

Misdiagnosed fractures are a frequent cause of complaints against A&E and radiology departments. The radiologist may have missed it or the view taken on the x-ray was incorrect. A fracture misdiagnosis can lead to injured patients being discharged home, often with a diagnosis of a sprain. Alternatively, the A&E department may have failed to X-Ray the wrist at the time of initial presentation.

If you have suffered a scaphoid fracture within the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation. Call our specialist team on 0800 0 224 224 or fill in our online claim form to start your scaphoid fracture compensation claim.

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Our medical negligence experts are on hand to talk through your case and provide free, no-obligation legal advice.

I had dreams and ambitions to succeed as a professional rugby player and I believe I had the ability to do so. The misdiagnosed scaphoid fracture injury has taken this away from me.

Our scaphoid fracture client

Frequently asked questions about scaphoid fracture claims

A scaphoid fracture is a break of the scaphoid bone in the wrist. This often happens as a result of a fall on an outstretched hand, where the impact of the fall forces the hand backward.

If a scaphoid fracture isn’t identified promptly, this can lead to serious consequences, including:

  • Reduced grip
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Arthritis

There are two main types of scaphoid fracture claims.

1. You can make a personal injury claim for a scaphoid fracture if the injury was someone else’s fault 

2. You can make a medical negligence claim if the fracture has been misdiagnosed by a doctor.

The compensation you receive from a scaphoid fracture claim depends on the severity of your injury and the impact. When calculating your scaphoid fracture compensation, our lawyers will take into account:

  • The pain and suffering your injury has caused
  • Any operations needed
  • The length of time your injury has taken to heal
  • The effect it has had on your life
  • Whether any further treatment was needed
  • Any financial losses incurred as a result of your injury.

Yes. You have three years from the date of your injury or diagnosis to make a scaphoid fracture claim. However, there are exceptions to the rule. To avoid any complications about time limits, we recommend speaking to one of our lawyers as soon as possible.

At Thompsons Solicitors, our expert lawyers understand the frustration that comes with a misdiagnosis, and the potential pain and suffering it causes. With our expertise, we can run and win your claim and get you the maximum missed fracture compensation. What’s more, our specialist team will support you through every step of your scaphoid fracture claim and provide you with access to the services and treatment you need to aid your recovery.

To start a claim, call us on 0800 0 224 224 or complete our online claim form. Alternatively, request a call back and one of our lawyers will get back to you at a time that's convenient for you.