Frequently Asked Questions about Scaphoid Fracture claims
1. What is a scaphoid fracture?
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.
2. What are the risks of a missed scaphoid fracture?
If a scaphoid fracture isn’t identified promptly, this can lead to serious consequences, including:
- Reduced grip
- Avascular necrosis
3. Can I make a claim for scaphoid fracture compensation?
Yes, you can make a claim for a scaphoid fracture if the injury was someone else’s fault or if the fracture has been misdiagnosed by a doctor.
4. How much scaphoid fracture compensation will I get?
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.
5. Is there a time limit on starting a Scaphoid Fracture claim?
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.
6. How can Thompsons Solicitors help me make a claim?
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 callback and one of our lawyers will get back to you at a time that's convenient for you.