Colles Fracture

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), [2008] OJ No 5126 awarded the injured person $30,000 for injuries that included a colles fracture.

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*Disclaimer: These illustrations should not be relied on as medically accurate. Always consult your healthcare
practitioner to better understand your injuries. In determining the potential settlement value of pain and
suffering awards, many factors need to be considered. The awards given as examples are specific to a particular
set of facts. Always consult your legal representative for a more accurate assessment of your specific case.