Scaphoid Fracture Claims

Despite being a common form of injury, fractures and broken bones are on occasion missed during medical examinations, leading to painful and sometimes long-term consequences for the injured person if they are discharged home without treatment.

A fracture being missed either on x-ray or during medical examination does not automatically mean a claim for compensation will succeed. However a claim for missed scaphoid fracture – a small bone in the wrist – can sometimes be possible because of the long-term consequences of failing to promptly identify and treat the injury. These include reduced grip, osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis (a precursor to arthritis).

How to make a scaphoid fracture claim

If you’ve sought medical advice after an injury and think that a scaphoid fracture has been misdiagnosed or missed, contact your union legal service for advice on whether you can make a claim for compensation.

“We’re grateful to my union and Thompsons for helping us to shine a light on what happened and identifying where mistakes were made by the Trust. We hope they will learn serious lessons.” Alexander, trade union member