Wrist Injury Claim
Coleman Legal LLP offers specialised assistance in managing wrist injury claims. Our dedicated team’s profound familiarity with the Personal Injuries Guidelines ensures your rightful compensation, enabling you to prioritise your recovery confidently.
Wrist injury claim
At Coleman Legal LLP, we understand that wrist injuries can have a significant impact on your quality of life, causing pain, discomfort, and even permanent disability. Our experienced team of solicitors is here to provide comprehensive assistance throughout the wrist injury claim process in Ireland, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.
Source: Personal Injuries Guidelines
1. Severe wrist injuries (€60,000-€80,000)
- Resulting in complete loss of wrist function.
- Examples include injuries necessitating arthrodesis.
- The severity of deformity may impact the award.
2. Serious wrist injuries (€40,000-€60,000)
- Significant permanent disability with residual helpful movement.
- Injuries less severe than severe wrist injuries.
3. Moderate wrist injuries (€20,000-€40,000)
- Some permanent disability, including persisting pain and stiffness.
- Less severe than serious wrist injuries.
4. Minor wrist injuries (€500-€3,000 – €10,000-€18,000)
a) Substantial recovery or nuisance level recovery within 2-5 Years:
- No permanent damage, recovery without surgery.
- This also applies to short-term acceleration/exacerbation injuries (2-5 years).
b) Substantial recovery within 6 months to 2 Years:
- Recovery without surgery, lasting 6 months to 2 years.
- Also applies to short-term acceleration/exacerbation injuries (6 months-2 years).
c) Substantial recovery within 6 months:
- Recovery without surgery within 6 months.
Causes of wrist injury
- Workplace accidents: Falls, impacts, or machinery accidents.
- Road traffic accidents: Collisions involving vehicles.
- Slips, trips, and falls: On public or private property.
- Sporting injury: High-impact activities leading to injuries.
- Medical negligence: Improper medical treatment leads to wrist damage.
- Product liability: Defective products causing wrist injuries.
These guidelines outline the potential compensation amounts for different levels of wrist injuries in Ireland, ranging from severe to minor injuries. The amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury, the degree of disability, and long-term effects like pain, stiffness, or deformity. Various causes can lead to wrist injuries, from workplace accidents to criminal assaults, each potentially resulting in a compensation claim.
1. Seek assistance from wrist injury claim solicitor
Our team of experienced wrist injury solicitors is available to guide clients through the process of making a hand injury claim. Utilising a solicitor can simplify the paperwork and filing required for this process.
2. Apply to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB)
The next step is to make an application to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). If your personal injury claim concerns anything other than medical negligence, some assaults, and some cases of entirely psychological injury, then your claim can be brought through PIAB. Examples of claims that PIAB covers include:
3. Provide necessary information and documents
Your solicitor will gather evidence, medical reports, and other expert reports, and submit them to PIAB for assessment.
4. Obtain consent for claim assessment
Once the application is made, PIAB will notify the defendant(s) and they must indicate within 90 days if they consent to the assessment of the claim. If consent is given, PIAB will proceed with the assessment. If denied, PIAB will grant authorisation for court proceedings.
5. Claim assessment
The assessment process usually takes about 9 months. If both parties accept PIAB’s assessment, an order to pay will be issued and must be discharged by the defendant(s) within 10 days. If rejected, an authorisation for court proceedings will be granted.
Statute of Limitations
You have two years from the date of the accident within which to issue proceedings. If you are under 18, a separate set of rules apply, and we would recommend you contact our solicitors to discuss these. To learn more about the statute of limitation for a wrist injury claim, click here.
At Coleman Legal LLP, we understand our client’s circumstances. We understand that because you are reading this part of our website, you have likely been involved in an accident and perhaps have been injured. It’s at times like this that you need the support of an experienced firm that can assist you with the practical issues that now confront you as a result of the fault of another.
For example, you may need to understand your Social Welfare entitlements should you be out of work. Also, it’s important for you to know that your legal advisers will obtain all of the important Reports that may be required to ensure that you get the best outcome in your case.
We provide a national service and can meet you locally to ensure that you have a voice and access to the best advice and resources that may be needed in your particular case. Our service is about you, the client and we speak plain English with no unnecessary legal jargon. Our teams have dealt with thousands of claims over many years and pride ourselves in our respectful and concerned approach to al of our clients.
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