Can You Get Compensation for Bicycle Wrist Pain After a Cycling Accident?

Yes, the simple answer is yes. Even if you have no visible signs of injury but are experiencing wrist pain following an accident, you can still file a claim to recover compensation.

Not all wrist and hand injuries are obvious. At first, some fractures may appear as minor bruising or even strains. Sometimes, it can take a while for pain and swelling to get worse before a doctor notices you have broken or fractured a limb. It is the same for nerve damage.

Do not ignore any pain in your hand or wrist after a cycling injury. To get compensation for these types of injuries, you must seek medical treatment as soon as possible. This will provide proof that the injury occurred after the accident.

If your doctor dismisses pain initially, keep a journal and make notes about how the pain affects you on a daily basis. If you think your doctor misdiagnosed the pain, follow up again with them.

Keep copies of any medical records, receipts, and bills that prove you sought treatment for wrist pain. These documents will prove to the court that you were injured by an accident and should receive compensation.

It is possible, however, that the pain in your wrist from a bicycle could be nothing more than a minor bruise. In this situation, you may not be eligible for compensation as not all wrist injuries require medical attention. Never assume that you can treat your wrist pain on your own. Just in case, always get yourself checked by a physician.

Also Remember,

It is beneficial to consult an attorney after the accident. A lawyer can assist you if the person who caused the accident denies responsibility or if the insurance company does not compensate you fairly for your injuries.

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