Arm, Wrist & Hand Injury Compensation — Scotland

If you have suffered an arm, wrist or hand injury due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to hand injury compensation.

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"They looked out for me through the whole process. Watermans sorted out my physiotherapy and a personal injury settlement that has enabled me to get by life back together. A special thanks to Sam Donaldson and Stacey Moore who handled my claim."

M Mayaka, Personal Injury Case

The Short of It

  • Have you suffered from an arm, wrist or hand injury within the last three years?

    Was it someone else's fault? You may be entitled to compensation.

  • Some of the most common arm, wrist and hand injuries occur in the workplace

    but can also take place in road traffic accidents and in public places.

  • At Watermans, our skilled personal injury solicitors are experts

    in claiming the compensation that you deserve for your arm, wrist and hand injury.

  • Everything we do at Watermans

    is about getting you the resolution you need and providing straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of It

    Arm, wrist and hand injuries

    Arm, wrist, and hand injury claims

    Injuries to your arm, wrist and hand can affect your quality of life. Aside from the physical pain experienced due to the injury, you may find that you are unable to perform everyday tasks.

    Your performance at work may suffer, and you may find that you need to take time off to aid the healing process. This could mean that you will experience lost earnings, having a damaging effect on your life and the lives of your loved ones who may depend on you.

    Some symptoms experienced as a result of such injuries can include:

    • Shooting pains in the arms, wrist or hand
    • Inflammation
    • Numbness
    • Severe pain in the affected areas
    • Persistent throbbing or dull pain when using your arm, wrist or hand
    • Persistent throbbing or dull pain when resting your arm, wrist or hand
    • Inability to grip objects, turn door handles, type on a computer keyboard

    It is possible to sustain injuries to your arm, hand and wrist at home, in the workplace, in public places or in a road traffic accident. However, if the accident was not your fault, someone else may be liable to provide you with financial hand injury compensation.

    Common Hand, Arm, and Wrist Injuries

    These are some of the most common wrist, hand and arm injuries:

    • Bruises
    • Cuts
    • Burns
    • Muscle strain
    • Severe fractures
    • Finger injuries (such as a severed finger)
    • Dislocation
    • Tendon injury
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Ligament pain, such as thumb injuries
    • Hand-arm vibration syndrome

    There are many different types of injuries that can warrant a hand injury compensation claim if someone else is responsible for the injury. It’s possible to suffer these types of injuries in a variety of places. However, these are the most common causes of hand, wrist, and arm injuries that may require medical treatment:

    If the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.

    This is where we come in.

    At Watermans, our personal injury lawyers have experience in dealing with compensation claims relating to arm, wrist and hand injuries. We know how frustrating it can be to carry on life as normal after an accident, and we are here to help you get back on track. Whether you want to claim for a hand injury due to a car accident or a settlement for a work incident, we can assist you.

    Our hand injury solicitors have the skills and expertise to handle your compensation claim and seek the result you deserve. Reach out to our expert team of no-win, no-fee hand injury lawyers, and we’ll handle everything on the legal side of things for you.

    Making a Claim

    How do I make an arm, wrist and hand injury claim?

    Arm, wrist and hand injuries can negatively affect both your life and the lives of those close to you. Simple tasks like washing your hair, dressing yourself and preparing food become impossible, and quite often you become reliant on those around you to help.

    Injuries to the arm, wrist and hand can occur due to the negligence of somebody else, and for that, you have a right to claim compensation. If your accident occurred within the last three years, and somebody has failed in their legal duty of care towards you, speak to us today about arranging a hand injury compensation claim.

    No matter what kind of injury you’re facing, from a minor hand injury to more severe injuries, Watermans can help you make a hand injury claim. The process begins when you reach out to our team, and we’ll give you some initial legal advice before we accept the case.

    Then, we’ll gather as much evidence of negligence as possible with your help and completely handle the legal side of things for you. We do everything in our power to settle hand injury claims out of court with the negligent party or insurance company so that you can get paid as quickly as possible.

    Once the case is settled, you will get paid the agreed-upon special and general damages.

    Our dedicated personal injury solicitors in Scotland are here to help. We understand that beginning an arm, wrist, or hand injury compensation claim can seem like a daunting task, but we take the hassle out of it for you. We handle all the legal side of the hand injury claims process, so you can focus on recovering.

    How Much Compensation?

    How much compensation can I claim for arm, wrist and hand injuries?

    As with all personal injury claims, the compensation you could receive on your arm, wrist, or hand injury claim can vary. It is dependent on the severity of your injury, and what long-lasting effects you may experience as a result. If somebody is found to have been grossly negligent in their duty of care to you, you may find that the compensation sum will be larger.

    Whatever the type of injury, we always strive to produce the best result for you, so that you can get your life back on track. Plus we operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, meaning if we aren’t successful in claiming for your hand injury, you don’t have to pay any solicitors fees. So you won’t risk being left out of pocket if your claim is not successful.

    The amount you can receive from hand injury claims varies, depending on the severity of your injury. You can get paid out for medical expenses, financial losses, and more. For more minor hand injuries, you can expect a lower payout than you would for moderate hand injuries because the effects of the injury will be more severe and longer lasting.

    For a more serious injury, compensation can cover, amongst other things, lost income and long-term expenses, such as rehabilitation costs. If you want an estimated amount for your compensation, use our arm, wrist, and hand injury compensation calculator.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of arm, wrist, or hand injury compensation.

    We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment, to ensure you recover from your minor or serious hand injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Expert personal injury lawyers in Scotland

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas, including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims, and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means that if your personal injury claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket. Get in touch with Watermans for straightforward legal advice for your arm, wrist, or hand injury compensation claim.

    Hand Injury Compensation Claims - FAQs

    You will have three years to make a hand, wrist, and arm injury claim. These three years begin from either the moment you were injured or the date of diagnosis (if you were not aware of the injury originally). However, there are some exceptions to the three-year rule for arm, hand, and wrist injury claims.

    As an example, if you do not have the mental capacity to make a wrist, hand, or shoulder injury compensation claim, there is no time limit for a loved one to do so on your behalf. If a minor is injured, a family member can make a claim for compensation on their behalf. However, the three-year time limit will begin from the date they turn 16 if no claim was made prior to their birthday.

    If you are the injured person and you suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of a third party, you can claim compensation for your losses. The first thing you need to do is get a medical assessment from a professional and focus on your recovery.

    Gather as much evidence for your arm, hand, or wrist injury compensation claim as possible. We’ll be able to handle the legal side of things and make sure you get the compensation for a hand injury you deserve, so you don’t need to worry about a thing.

    The best way to ensure you win your hand injury compensation claims is to gather as much evidence of negligence as possible. This can be medical records, CCTV footage, reports from the accident scene, witness statements, and more. With this information readily available, we will be more likely to win your arm, hand, or wrist injury claim.

    Hand injury claims can be between a few months to a few years, depending on the nature of your case. If the negligent party refuses to accept responsibility for arm, wrist, or finger injuries, the process can take longer. In cases where responsibility is denied, making a claim can take longer, as we will need to investigate the denials and gather evidence to prove your case.

    At Watermans, we do everything we can to ensure you get paid out for general damages and other expenses quickly. In some cases, we may even be able to get an interim payment for your wrist, arm, hand, or finger injury compensation. Get in touch with our expert team of solicitors to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim for compensation after an injury.

    Yes, if the injury was only partly your fault, you can still make a claim. In this case, you would be sharing liability with the negligent party. Watermans will still be able to assist with your claims. You cannot make a claim for compensation if the hand, arm, wrist, or thumb injuries were your fault, though, as you would be the negligent party.

    It’s important to remember that while you can still claim if you were partially at fault, the amount of compensation may not be as high as it would be if the third party were solely responsible for your injury. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to make a claim, get in touch with our solicitors for expert advice.

    Request a callback from Watermans and get straightforward hand injury compensation claim advice from our personal injury solicitor team in Scotland.

    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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    Our personal injury claims expert

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    Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury