How Much Compensation For Arm Injury Claims?
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 23rd July 2021. 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.
Select a section:
- A guide to arm injury claims.
- What to do if you are involved in an accident causing an arm injury.
- How to begin an arm injury claim.
- What can be claimed for after an accident causing an arm injury?
- What arm bones do you have?
- The most common types of arm injuries.
- Assessing the severity of an arm injury.
- How much compensation will I get after an accident causing an arm injury? – Updated June 2021
- An Arm Injury Case Study.
- No win no fee arm injury claims.
- Why choose us as your claims service for an arm injury claim?
- Call for free advice and to start a claim.
- Helpful Links
- Arm Injury Claim FAQs
This guide exists to inform and assist you with your personal injury compensation claim for accidents causing arm injuries. It will provide you with comprehensive and accurate information regarding the aspects of your claim that you will need to consider before making your claim and how you should actually go about the process of making your compensation claim.
The guide will also inform you about the evidence needed to make a valid compensation claim and the average amounts of compensation you may receive at the end of your claims, depending mostly upon the type and severity of your arm injury.
What can lead to successful arm injury claims?
This relies on you firstly identifying the precise nature of the injury with the guidance of a doctor. Then, it would be best if you looked into the impact the injury has on your daily life, both now and moving forward. And you should have strong evidence to prove the negligence of a third party as the cause of your injury.
What you need to do if you become involved in an accident that has caused you an arm injury can be initially confusing, but you must stay calm. Your priority should be to attend to any medical requirements caused by an injury, either performing first aid on yourself or seeking medical advice.
Once you have made sure that you are safe and have ensured no more physical harm can come to you, either leaving the situation or calling the police, you can begin gathering evidence to support your compensation claim:
- Firstly, you should gather witness statements from those surrounding your accident. For example, if you suffered your arm injury as a result of a car accident, then this could include pedestrians walking nearby or motorists in traffic nearby. This corroborates your version of events and ensures that possible incoherencies do not undermine any claims.
- Secondly, you should find evidence that your accident resulted from negligence on behalf of another individual or company. To continue our example, if your accident occurred due to the other party tailgating, i.e. leaving too little gap between cars, then CCTV footage or witness statements should confirm this.
- Thirdly, you should ensure that you have evidence in support of the severity of your injury. To return to the example, after your accident, you were taken from the building site into the hospital by ambulance and then given x-ray tests to see whether your arm was seriously broken. This proves the severity of your injury, thereby ensuring you receive the maximum possible compensation.
By following these initial steps, you will be well on your way to making a successful personal injury claim following an accident causing arm injury.
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.
Next, it can help to seek out legal representation. This can be done either by calling our phone number 0800 073 8804 or filling in a contact form on our website to receive a free consultation over the phone. In this consultation session, we will assess how valid we believe your personal injury claim broken arm is, depending upon the evidence you provide.
The Claims Process
We will then provide you with an evaluation concerning how successful we believe it could be if you were to take your claim to court through our service. This is to ensure you do not invest any more time and money than is necessary into a claim that is unlikely to ever result in you receiving compensation for your arm injury.
After this session, we can begin the process of bringing your compensation claim to court. We will also conduct further fact-finding, possibly by looking at CCTV or arranging local medical assessments to evaluate your arm injury severity. We can arrange for you to visit a doctor to evaluate the severity of the injury. These steps help to ensure that the maximum amount of compensation is reached for your claims.
Then we will begin legal proceedings. Thanks to our ‘No Win No Fee’ policy, we even won’t charge you legal fees unless we are successful in arguing your case, making the process almost danger-free.
What you can claim after an accident has caused you an arm injury relies heavily on what expenses you have incurred due to your injury. Most people who make compensation claims underestimate the number of different expenses claimed, normally focusing on medical costs. However, you could claim compensation for a number of the expenses as a result of the accident:
- General damages include unspecified damages such as pain and suffering due to the arm injury, the effect upon your life, and loss of reputation stemming from the arm injury.
- Special damages – these include measurable damages such as direct loss of earnings, cost of home-care required by your arm injury, and damage to your property.
- Medical costs include the cost of medical tests and treatments either not covered by the NHS or sought out by private healthcare providers or overseas healthcare providers.
- Travel costs include travelling between your home and hospital appointments and potentially travelling to foreign countries if treatment is sought overseas.
These various financial losses and damages directly show you the number of different things that you can claim compensation for concerning your arm injury caused by an accident. However, the driving force behind how much compensation you are determined to receive stems heavily from your arm injury’s type and severity. Please continue reading for further information about potential compensation amounts for arm injury claims.
Another aspect of your personal injury claim for an arm injury that you will need to consider the different bones of your arm, namely the Humerus; Radius; and Ulna, and how damage to said different bones could affect your compensation claim:
- The Humerus is the uppermost bone in your arm, connecting your elbow and shoulder. This results in a broken Humerus affecting your elbow and shoulder as well as your arm. This involves you if you are attempting to make a broken Humerus claim or receive a fractured Humerus settlement, it tends to lead to severe injuries, which have higher compensation amounts.
- The Radius is one of the two lower bones in your arm, connecting your elbow with the inside of your wrist. The proximity between the Radius and wrist can lead to serious medical consequences, especially a distal Radius fracture. This will affect you when attempting to make a broken Radius claim as it will result in a moderate but relatively smaller compensation amount than the humerus.
- The Ulna is the other of the two lower bones in your arm, also connecting your elbow with your wrist, although in this case, the outside of your wrist. This will also affect you when you attempt to make a broken Ulna claim as the area of connection is fundamentally weakened.
What are the most common types of claims? When considering your personal injury claim for an accident causing arm injury, one important aspect to consider is the most common types of arm injury that you can suffer from and their symptoms:
- Tendonitis is the most common type of arm injury, being an inflammation of the tendons between the muscles and bones in your arms. Common symptoms of tendonitis to watch out for include weakness/stiffness in your arm, a grating sensation in your arm, or swelling in your arm.
- Sprains are a common type of arm injury, tearing or stretching a ligament in your elbows. Common symptoms of a sprain you should look out for are swelling around your elbow joint and painful bruising that does not easily fade.
- Dislocation is another common type of arm injury, shifting bones out of their proper positions. Common symptoms of a dislocation that you need to look out for are joint numbness, significant swelling at the joint, and bones appearing to be out of place.
- Broken bones are the most obvious and well-known type of arm injury, simply breaking one of the three bones in your arm. In contrast, obvious symptoms of a broken arm injury include your arm bending at a strange angle and a snapping noise. Others include simple bruising or swelling around the area of injury.
When considering your personal injury claim for an arm injury, the most important aspect to consider is the severity. This is due to the processes of a broken arm compensation calculator highly valuing the severity of your injury, actually over the amount of expense that you have occurred as a result of it:
- Your arm injury will be considered minor in severity if the symptoms aren’t significant with no long-term problems. For example, a superficial cut to your forearm may heal completely within a couple of weeks. Arm injuries of this level of severity, such as sprains, rarely receive large amounts of compensation. Sporting injuries may fall into this category for potential arm injury claims.
- Your arm injury will be considered to be of moderate severity if the injury still has a minimal effect upon your life but still has a long-term effect that is not easily treated. Arm injuries of this level of severity, such as soft tissue damage, also rarely receive large amounts of compensation but receive significantly more than minor severity injuries on average.
- Your arm injury would be considered severe if the injury greatly impacts your life and requires extensive medical treatment to assist with. Arm injuries of this level of severity, such as permanent muscle/nerve damage, receive large amounts of compensation due to their long-term effect upon your life.
- Finally, your arm injury would be considered very severe if the injury is permanent and requires the removal of one of or both of your limbs. Arm injuries of this severity, such as severe necrosis or blood poisoning, receive the maximum amount of compensation due to the permanent effect of the injury and extensive medical treatment required over your life to ensure no further complications arise.
When you consider making a personal injury claim for compensation after an accident has caused you an arm injury, the most pressing issue for you is likely to be the amount of compensation you could receive. Unfortunately, compensation such as average compensation for a broken wrist or average settlement for fractured Humerus can vary considerably based upon individual cases, and general principles are difficult to determine.
However, if you’re asking, “how much compensation will I get for a broken arm,” then do not fear. Here are the average compensation amounts that you can use as a general guideline for how much compensation you could receive if you go through with your claim:
|Severity/Type of Injury||Examples||Average Compensation|
|Simple Fractures of the Forearm||Serious fractures of the forearm||£6,190 to £18,020|
|Less Severe Injury||Whislt the person may have experienced significant disabilities, they have already had or will have a substantial recovery||£6,190 to £18,020|
|Injuries Resulting in Permanent and Substantial Disablement||Where the claimant sustains serious fractures of one or of both their forearms.||£36,770 to £56,180|
|Severe Arm Injury||Complex fracture/permanent loss of feeling||£90,250 to £122,860|
|Below the elbow amputation||Where one one arm is amputated below the elbow.||£90,250 to £102,890|
|Above the elbow amputation||Shorter stumps will create more problems for the claimant in terms of using prostetic devices.||£102,890 to £122,860|
|Amputations at the shoulder||An arm amputation at the shoulder||Not less than £128,710|
|Loss of both arms||The loss of both of your arms. The person is reduced to a state of being helpless.||£225,960 to £281,520|
|Moderate or minor elbow injuries||The bulk of claims for elbow injuries will fall into this category.||Up to £11,820|
|Uncomplicated colles fractures||Single type and level of award.||In the region of £6,970|
|Wrist injuries (d)||Wrist fractures or similar soft tissue injures which can take longer to heel, but from which you can recover.||Rarely exceed £9,620|
As you can see, the compensation that you could receive could vary even within the same severity of the injury. Compensation in arm injury claims is based on the severity of the injury suffered.
However, one thing is clear. The type and severity of the injury do matter when considering compensation amounts you could receive. Please speak to us for legal advice at any time ahead of filing an arm injury compensation claim.
If you are still wary about making a compensation claim, consider this account. It’s a real example of an individual in the same situation as what you are now going through.
This claimant was struck by a trolley that became out of control and suffered soft tissue trauma to their arm and emotional suffering and bruising on their face. The claimant received over £1,000 for her claim directly due to her arm and facial injuries.
This shows you how your arm injury claim could turn out; you can succeed in your personal injury claim. It would be best if you had the support of an excellent Claims Service such as our company to get you through this challenging period in your life and ensure you get the most out of claims.
Arm injury claims statistics
We previously mentioned how a workplace accident could be the causing factor of an arm injury. If that happens to be the case, then you may consider taking legal action against your negligent employer. Within this section, we want to include some workplace injury statistics from 2019/20. However, please note that the information provided is not directly about a negligent event.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that
- Around 111 worker deaths on-site.
- A loss of approximately 38.8 million working days due to an illness or accident at work.
- Approximately £16.2 billion to cover the costs of injuries and ill health from working conditions.
This is part of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, where there are measures to combat potential workplace incidents, such as:
- Carrying out risk assessments,
- Ensuring a high standard of housekeeping.
- Supervising any risky tasks.
- Providing members of staff with PPE.
- Routinely inspect the workplace.
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. If we represent you, we will ensure your claim will succeed, focusing entirely on the best outcome for you. 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.
If you decide to make a personal injury claim after your accident involving an arm injury, what’s next? Well, you need our company’s strong support as your Claims Advisor.
Our years of experience dealing with personal injury claims make us ideal for handling arm injury accident claims. This enables us to gain a deep understanding of how to maximise your chance of being successful. And not only for seeking your personal injury claim but also for achieving your maximum potential compensation amount.
Now, our team of legal experts will handle your personal injury claims efficiently and professionally, in or out of court. They can assist you in your claim at every step of the process. And they can give you premium advice on proceeding with your personal injury claim for an arm injury.
Our No Win No Fee policy highlights our desire to see justice done in the world. This emphasises our company’s commitment to justice, especially for those who believe that they cannot receive it. That could be due to their financial status. But our assistance could limit the amount of stress that you may face throughout the claims process. We can even arrange for a local medical evaluation to strengthen the evidence you support your claim.
In short, we are by far the best company for dealing with personal injury claims and arm injury claims. And therefore you should choose us as your claims service.
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.
Arm injury pain is common. And it often happens due to a slip or fall accident in a public place or an accident at work. Check out this NHS link for guidance on what to do to help with the pain and recovery.
Find out how much compensation for can claim for an injury at work. Slip trips and falls are very common, causing an arm injury.
If you suffer from a slip trip or fall and want to claim compensation, contact us today for free advice.
Have you slipped on a faulty pavement? Contact us about pavement arm injury claims today.
Statistics from the HSE on carpal tunnel injuries at work.
How much can I claim for a broken arm?
As you can see, the compensation depends upon how serious the fracture is. You can talk to us today to check how much you could claim.
How much can I claim for a hand injury?
Compensation estimations for hand injury claims are similar to those for arm and elbow injuries in the compensation table above. You can find out more in this hand injury claims guide.
What is the average payout for a broken arm?
There is no ‘average payout’ that you will receive for a broken arm. This is because each injury is different, so the amount of compensation awarded will also be different.
Is there a time limit on injury claims?
In general, there is a three-year time limit in which to make a personal injury claim. However, there are circumstances in which this could be longer or shorter. This is why you must begin your claim as soon as possible.
How long does an arm injury take to heal?
In general, the more severe an arm injury is, the longer it will take to heal. Now, in some cases, even mild injuries may take several months to recover from. But in other cases, it could take 4-5 months for you to be able to return to usual activities.
What are the symptoms of a hairline fracture in the arm?
Some of the most common or frequent symptoms of hairline fractures could include tenderness, bruising, swelling and pain.
How can I tell if I broke my wrist or just sprained it?
You can assess the crookedness of your wrist. If you have fractured or broken the wrist, the joint will look misaligned or crooked. If there’s a sprain, there will be swelling. But it should not look crooked.
Can you claim for a sprained wrist?
Yes, if the injury is serious enough, you could claim for sprained wrist injuries.
Thank you for reading our guide on arm injury claims.