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Arm Injury Compensation Claim
If you want to start a claim for a arm accident then you should discuss your case with a lawyer specialising in arm accident claims such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your claim has the best chance of success, because we have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for arm injuries.
If you want to proceed with your arm accident injury compensation claim, then you should call Tylers Solicitors freephone on 0800 699 0079, and we can then proceed to talk you through your arm accident injury compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your mobile phone.
A broken arm compensation claim is generally stripped down into two parts. The first part is compensation for your loss of amenity, pain and suffering, which can vary from person to person. The second part of the claim is loss of earnings and medical expenses, which are usually much easier to calculate. If you have had an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for compensation.
Got a question?
- Can I claim compensation for a broken arm?
- What are the common types of an arm injury?
- How much compensation will I receive for my broken arm?
An arm injury usually refers to damage of the muscle, tissue or bone in the limb which extends from the shoulder to the wrist. In medical terms, the arm is the upper arm, and the lower being the forearm.
Broken arm injuries can happen in a multitude of ways since they are one of the most common bones to be broken in an accident. The most common injury is due to having a slip or a fall and landing with full weight on the arm.
If you suffer an injury to your arm as a result of medical negligence, a car accident, a failure in a duty of care, or an inability to act, and as a consequence of this have suffered a broken arm, you will most likely be able to claim compensation.
A typical example to illustrate this point is the ‘bike manufacturer’. Let’s say you purchase a motorcycle, and the bike malfunctions which causes an injury to your arm, the manufacturer of the bike could be liable for the defect. All you have to do is prove that the bike was defected at the point of purchase, and the defect was through no fault of your own, and you may then have a compensation case. You must establish that the injury would not have occurred ‘but for’ the fault of the manufacturer.
- Broken or fractured humerus
- Bicep Injury
- Tendonitis of the Arm (Tendinopathy – Tendon Injury)
- Sprained Arm
- Bursitis of the Arm
- Broken Arm
- Fractured Arm
- Beurgers Disease
- Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
- Nerve Damage of the Arm
- Vascuar Disorder
- Swelling of the Arm
- Bruised Arm
- Triceps Injury (Rupture and tear)
- Proximal forearm fracture
- Arthritis of the Arm
- Broken or fractured radius
- Broken or fractured ulna
- Repetitive Strain Injury of the Arm (RSI)
- Popeye Arm Injury
If you are unsure of whether or not you are eligible to put in a compensation claim for your arm, you should contact a professional solicitor who will be able to give you sound, legal advice on how to go about processing your claim, and approximately how much you should expect to receive. Some people have suffered injuries to their arm via sports and other activities such as football, tennis and rugby.
As stated above, there are two main types of compensation that will be awarded as part of your arm injury.
1. Compensation for your loss of amenity and pain/suffering:
This compensation describes what the courts have decided as an acceptable amount for arm injuries. In order for this to be established, you will visit a medical professional who will examine you, and your injury. They will discuss and evaluate how long your recovery will be, and whether or not there are likely to be any further complications.
The solicitor will then use this to draft up a basic sum of how much to award you. They usually look for other cases which have been won in the past.
2. Compensation for your loss of earnings:
This compensation covers any financial losses you have occurred due to a result of your injury. For example, if you have had to have time off from work to recover from your broken arm, you can claim the income back. You can also claim any expenses such as mileage and medical treatments you have had to pay due to your injury. If necessary, you can also claim back the expenses of nursing help, if a friend or family member has helped to look after you whilst recovering.
These are usually much easier to calculate if you have been keeping on top of your loss of earnings.
As a general guide, minor arm injury claims, which include a simple fracture with no ongoing pain usually receive up to £4,200.
A broken arm that has ongoing pain or symptoms can usually receive anywhere between £4,200 and £12,000, whereas an injury which suffers ongoing symptoms persist, but your arm is still functioning well can receive between £12,000 and £25,000.
Serious arm injury claims which include multiple broken bones which haven’t healed correctly, or have left a significant disability can receive between £25,000 and £84,000
If your arm injury is incredibly extreme and has had to be amputated, depending on the amount of amputation, you can expect to receive anywhere between £62,000 and £192,000.
If you have suffered an arm injury that you don’t think was your fault, be sure to speak to a personal injury solicitor such as Tylers Solicitors on 0800 699 0079 for advice on your best course of action.