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General damages section 1 (c)

Broken wrists are a common type of injury suffered in car and motor vehicle accidents. Ranging in severity from colles’ fractures to complex breaks requiring surgery, the compensation owed for such injured varies dramatically. This page is intended to offer you a guideline figure for the non-economic loss portion or general damages part of your payout. For example, pain, suffering, disability and loss of amenity of life.

For a complete and accurate estimation based on your individual circumstances, you can call us on 1800 106 107

How much compensation for a broken wrist in a car accident?

Section 1 (c) Injury type excl lost earnings
Broken wrist Colles wrist fractures In the region of $15,806
Leading to permanent problems $50,387 – $81,484
Causing severe loss of movement $99,834 – $123,117
Recovering within 12 months $7,390 – $10,119
Resulting in permanent pain and stiffness $25,903 – $51,754
Taking up to 2 years to heal $21,134

How will my compensation be calculated?

Each state in Australia has its own rules and regulations however a legal representative will consider:

  • The severity of your broken wrist
  • your legal costs
  • past and future lost earnings
  • contributory negligence
  • success fees (which are mandatory in some states)
  • and the state your car accident took place

All of the things mentioned above are variables which will affect your final compensation amount.

What to do next?

To get the ball rolling we recommend calling us to discuss your situation in more detail. We can guide you through the claims process and match you with an expert who specialises in CTP cases like yours.

Please don’t worry about being pressured into starting legal proceedings or talking about anything you don’t feel comfortable with. All calls are strictly confidential and any advice you receive will be completely free and impartial.