A colles fracture occurs when the radius bone in your forearm breaks. The radius bone extends from the elbow to the thumb. This fracture is most often caused by an individual falling onto a hard surface while stretching their arms out to break their fall. Common symptoms include: change in the shape or swelling of the forearm right above the wrist, inability to hold or lift heavy objects, and wrist pain.
Potential Settlement Value
In 2008, the Court in Guy v Toronto (City),  OJ No 5126 awarded the injured person $30,000 for injuries that included a colles fracture.Read the Full Decision on CanLII
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