How Much Compensation Could I Get In An Arm Injury Claim?
By Danielle Jordan. Last Updated 1st September 2023. This is our updated guide to arm injury claims. Accidents causing arm injuries are surprisingly common for individuals to suffer from, especially due to how fragile the connections between the wrist and arm are. Arm injuries can be among the most debilitating, and accidents of this nature can be caused in various locations, such as your place of work or while dining out at a restaurant.
If you have suffered from an accident causing an arm injury, then you could likely be entitled to claiming compensation for your accident with the help of a Claims Service. Our personal injury solicitors will help you to determine whether or not your claim is worth pursuing and how much compensation you may be able to claim.
To learn more about arm injury claims or to see if you can claim yourself, please contact our team for free legal advice. They can tell you quickly and easily if you can claim and can even provide you with a compensation estimate. You can call our team on 0800 073 8804. If you prefer, you can contact us on our website or by using the Live Chat window now onscreen.
Please read on to learn more about claiming for an arm injury.
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- Could I Make An Arm Injury Claim?
- How To Prove An Arm Injury
- How Much Compensation For A Broken Arm In The UK Could I Recieve?
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A duty of care is a legal responsibility towards other people’s safety. The responsibility can differ according to the setting. For example:
- At work – You will be owed a duty of care by your employer. As per the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, their responsibility will be to provide you with a reasonably safe working environment and to take necessary actions to help ensure your health while you are at work.
- In public spaces – You will be owed a duty of care by the people in charge of the spaces or services, such as parks and pavements. Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 their responsibility will be to ensure that both their premises and services are made practically safe.
- On the road – As per the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Highway Code, you will owe a duty of care to all road users as will other road users to you. Your responsibility will be to ensure that you follow road traffic laws and guidance, to help ensure that you not put other road users at risk of harm.
You could be eligible to make a compensation claim if your injuries are caused by a breach of a duty of care.
Our guide goes into more detail about the process of making an arm injury compensation claim. We primarily look at how compensation for these types of injuries can be awarded, but also give you information on how you could start your claim and work with a No Win No Fee solicitor.
You can reach out to one of our advisers for a free evaluation as to whether you are eligible to make an arm injury claim or to make any other form of enquiry.
How Long Do I Have To Make An Arm Injury Claim?
You must generally start your claim within three years of your accident. This is the general time limit in personal injury claims as set out in the Limitations Act 1980.
Exceptions to this time limit are in place for arm injury claims that involve minors, or people who lack the mental capacity to claim, as they are not able to start a claim for themselves.
A litigation friend can be appointed to act as their representative and start a claim on their behalf. Alternatively, the 3-year time limit to start a claim will only begin to apply when:
- The minor in question turns 18
- The person who lacks mental capacity is deemed mentally capable
They will then be expected to represent themselves in a claim if one has not been started on their behalf. You can reach out to an adviser to make any enquiry about your compensation claim.
How do arm injury claims work? The process of beginning your compensation claim for an accident causing arm injury is almost certainly much simpler and more comfortable than you will be expecting. With the professional support that our company provides to you throughout the claims process, it could not be easier to make a personal injury claim for a broken arm and receive the compensation you deserve.
As previously mentioned, the first step you need to take is to gather the necessary evidence to support your broken arm injury claim. This could include almost anything that you believe to be relevant and support your account of the accident and injury. Typical evidence that tends to be used includes witness statements, medical reports, and photographic evidence of the site in question.
If your arm injury claim is successful, your settlement could consist of two heads of claim: general and special damages.
General damages compensate for the physical pain and mental suffering caused by your injury. When valuing personal injury claims, legal professionals can refer to the guideline compensation brackets found in the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) from Judiciary UK. This text lists different injuries alongside guideline compensation figures.
In our table below, we look at a few figures provided for different arm injuries from the 16th edition of the JCG. As each claim is different, it is only provided for guidance.
Injury Details Compensation Bracket
Arm Amputation (b) (i) In this bracket, the claimant's arm has been amputated at the shoulder. Not less than £137,160
Arm - Severe The claimant did not have an amputation but the injury is serious enough that they are little better off than if they had. £96,160 to £130,930
Arm - Permanent and Substantial Disablement In this bracket, the injured party has significant permanent disability from serious fractures to either one or both of their forearms. £39,170 to £59,860
Arm - Less Severe The injured party had significant disabilities. However, they have experienced, or are excepted to experience, a substantial level of recovery. £19,200 to £39,170
Arm - Simple Found in this bracket are simple forearm fractures. £6,610 to £19,200
Wrist - Loss of Function The injured party suffers an injury that results in a complete loss of function to their wrist. £47,620 to £59,860
Wrist - Significant Claimants in this bracket will have some useful wrist movement, however, their injury does cause a significant disability that is permanent in nature. £24,500 to £39,170
Wrist - Less Severe In this bracket, the injured party will suffer some permanent disability, such as pain and stiffness from less severe injuries. £12,590 to £24,500
Wrist - Minor In this bracket, the injury takes longer than 12 months to recover from and some minor symptoms may remain. £6,080 to £10,350
Elbow - Less severe The claimant suffers functioning impairments due to their elbow injury, but does not require major surgery nor do they have a significant disability. £15,650 to £32,010
The aspect of making a personal injury claim for an accident causing arm injury that causes most people’s reluctance is the legal fees that you may have to pay for attempting to get compensation, regardless of whether your claim is successful or not.
Legal fee charges against you by your Claims Agency could cause further worry and stress. If you’re already experiencing financial issues, such fees can appear excessive, hurting you when you’re at your most vulnerable. Even worse, your fees may even exceed your compensation and leave you at a loss.
However, our company will ensure you experience none of this stress during the claims process. Our ‘No Win No Fee’ Policy guarantees your financial stability throughout the claims process.
This policy is a ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’. And it ensures that we will do our best to win your case as quickly and efficiently as possible. We promise to only charge for our services on the condition that we win your compensation claim in court; if your claim fails, you won’t have any legal fees or debt to add to your worries.
So, this provides a safe and stable base for you to claim arm injury compensation for your accident successfully. As a company, we promise to support you throughout the arm injury claims process. This happens regardless of your initial wealth. And it ensures that you receive the maximum possible compensation that you deserve for your injury.
Regarding arm injury claims, as with any personal injury claims, we will only take your case if we feel you have a reasonably good chance of success.
Contact Our Team
Do you have a legitimate claim for an accident causing an arm injury, such as any road traffic accidents? Or are you simply wondering about your situation after an accident? In either scenario, you need to contact us as soon as you can.
You can contact us either by filling in the contact form provided or by calling the number below. Then we can begin the process of getting you justice and compensation for the accident you suffered.
Call 0800 073 8804 now, and our company can provide you with free advice on how to proceed with arm injury claims and how much compensation you could receive. Our personal injury solicitors could help you.
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Do you still have any questions you would like to be answered about arm injury claims? If so, then you are more than welcome to contact our advisors here at Legal Expert either online or on the phone.