Average Compensation Payouts Broken Wrists: Motorbike Accident Claim

UK solicitor sets out how to determine the average compensation payout you can claim for broken wrists and knee injuries following a UK motorcycle RTA 

Cardiff Motorbike Accident Victim Question

I was approaching a roundabout on my motorbike in Cardiff on my way to work in Newport. I slowed down and stopped to give way to cars on the roundabout when I was suddenly thrown forward with great force maybe approximately 15 foot.

I put my hands out to break my fall and as a result suffered two broken wrists and an injured knee.

My injuries required an operation on both wrists and the insertion of plates. My knee injury was initially suspected to be a fracture of the patella, but turned out to be cuts requiring a few stitches and severe bruising.

The police and ambulance attended at the scene. I understand the vehicle that hit me was a van driver and he is being prosecuted by the police – he was distracted using a mobile phone at the time of the accident.

I wish to know how to make a claim and wonder the average compensation payouts I am likely to recover for my broken wrists and knee injury?

Motorcycle RTA Solicitor Response

The facts of your motor bike accident seem quite clear. The police will have produced in a report the findings at the scene of the accident, which combined with the mechanics of the accident and the fact that the police are prosecuting should result in the van driver (in turn his motor insurer) being responsible for paying compensation for the pain and suffering for your injuries together will all direct losses, such as the damage to your motor bike, clothing, lost income, medical expenses, etc.

The amount of compensation you can claim for your broken wrists and knee injury – depend on the exact nature of your injuries. For instance, a broken wrist is a typed of fracture – which in itself can be a clean break, displaced, spiral, comminuted, etc.

The only way to determine the exact nature of your injuries is to instruct a solicitor to help you make your claim. Your solicitor will in turn instruct a medical expert – here an orthopaedic surgeon, to compile a report setting out your injuries, the treatment required both now and into the future with a prognosis describing how long you are likely to suffer on-going symptoms and any disabilities you might have together with the effect on your ability to work and participate in hobbies, etc.

With this report your solicitor can determine the average payout money you are likely to receive for your claim.

In the event of multiple injuries or complexity a solicitor will likely take the opinion of a barrister to determine how much your claim is worth.

To see the pages I have written with average compensation payouts for wrists and knees click wrist injury compensation or knee injury claim respectively.

If you would like to proceed with a broken wrist and knee injury claim with a specialist solicitor or discuss how much you can claim with me in person click broken wrist injury claim Cardiff Newport.

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