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How Much Compensation Could I Get In An Arm Injury Claim?

By Danielle Jordan. Last Updated 20th June 2024. 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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  1. How Much Compensation Could I Get For An Arm Injury?
  2. Could I Make An Arm Injury Claim?
  3. What Types Of Arm Injuries Can I Claim Compensation For?
  4. How Do I Prove An Arm Injury Claim?
  5. Make A No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claim
  6. Helpful Learn More About Arm Injury Claims

How Much Compensation Could I Get For An Arm Injury?

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. 

InjurySeverityCompensation Bracket
Multiple Very Serious Arm Injuries And Associated CostsSevereUp to £250,000+
Amputation of Arms (i)Amputated At The ShoulderNot less than £167,380
ArmSevere£117,360 to £133,810
ArmPermanent and Substantial Disablement£47,810 to £73,050
ArmLess Severe£23,430 to £47,810
ArmSimple Forearm Fractures£8,060 to £23,430
WristLoss of Function£58,110 to £73,050
WristSignificant Permanent Disability£29,900 to £47,810
WristLess Severe£15,370 to £29,900
ElbowLess Severe£19,100 to £39,070

Could I Make An Arm Injury Claim?

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.

What Types Of Arm Injuries Can I Claim Compensation For?

Depending on the nature of the incident, your arm injury claim could be for one or more of many different injuries. For example, you might have suffered:

  • Severe cuts or lacerations.
  • Muscle or ligament damage.
  • A broken or fractured forearm.
  • An elbow strain.
  • Wrist damage.
  • Traumatic amputation.

Such injuries can have wide-ranging effects, both physical and mental. They could impact your quality of life and employment prospects in the long term as well.

Whatever your injuries are, you have the right to claim compensation for them if your case is eligible. You can call us right now to discuss your case and learn if an expert solicitor could help you seek the arm injury compensation you deserve.

How Do I Prove An Arm Injury 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.

Make A No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claim

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.

Learn more About Arm Injury Claims

Below, you can learn more about arm injury claims and personal injury law more generally.

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.

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