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Elbow Injury Compensation Claim
Accidents in the workplace are still occurring at an unacceptable rate considering the fact that each store is set on health and safety these days. Accidents will happen, but if you suffer an injury where another party is to blame, the days of taking a few days off and leaving it at that are long gone. At the end of the day, we all expect to go to work and come home in the same condition we were in the morning, but the volume of compensation claims for accidents in the workplace tells us this simply isn’t happening.
It depends on the severity of the injury, but you could claim up to £35,000 for severe injuries to the elbow. Please see the image below for more information.
We have all banged our elbows at times and despite being told to laugh as we have hit our ‘funny bone,’ the pain is excruciating. Now try and imagine the pain if you broke or dislocated your elbow, doesn’t bear thinking about, does it? Many are suffering in this way due to someone’s else’s negligence, and they are more than entitled to any compensation they receive for their suffering.
These are the most common injuries that occur to elbows when an accident takes place, and they can happen in many different scenarios. You could trip and fall while carrying something so your elbows take the brunt of it, being given the wrong ladder to use that slips can see you crashing down onto your elbows. Catching yourself in a machine that malfunctions can result in a dislocation as you fight to free yourself.
Due to the importance of our elbows, the levels of compensation are quite high. The following is far from comprehensive as every case is different, but as a guideline, the rates at the end of 2013 was as follows:
For a moderate elbow injury such as a dislocation or simple fracture which results in no permanent damage or restriction to the movement, you could receive up to £8,250.
For an injury that leads to long-term impairment but does not involve major surgery or significant disability, you could receive up to £21,000.
For an injury, to your elbow that is classed as a severe disability, you could receive up to £36,000.
There are also other factors that come into play such as loss of earnings, both past and future. If you have suffered an injury to your elbow that will prevent you from working again or will cost a fortune in the long run for medication, physiotherapy or psychological assistance, these could bump up your claim.
There are several common types of injuries that the elbow can sustain, such as:
- Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Distal Humerus Fractures
- Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis
- Elbow Dislocation
- Supracondylar Fracture
- Golfers Elbow
- Elbow (Olecranon) Fractures
- Osteoarthritis of the Elbow
- Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
- Radial Head Fracture
- Recurrent & Chronic Elbow Instability
- Repetitive Motion Disorder
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Ulnar Nerve Entrapment (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)
A specialist personal injury solicitor is the best person to both advise you on the claim itself and how much compensation you are likely to receive. Most companies settle out of court due to how much costs are incurred by taking it to this level, and your solicitor will have the experience to determine how much you are entitled too. The process could be a long one, with independent medical examinations, etc. but it worth sticking with considering what you have suffered through absolutely no fault of your own.
The consultation couldn’t be simpler. On the initial telephone consultation, it is our duty to talk you through the legal proceedings and run through some simple question which will allow us to give you an indication of your eligibility and what your claim could be expected to achieve.
For Elbow Injury Compensation Claims, Call Tylers Solicitors Today
If you have sustained an elbow injury due to an accident, then you may be able to make a claim. Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim for an elbow injury.
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No matter where you were injured in the UK, Tylers Solicitors are just a telephone call away from giving you expert advice about your compensation claim. If you would like to contact us about claiming compensation in the UK then telephone 0800 699 0079 today for a no obligation chat.