If you have suffered an injury to your arm you may be entitled to financial compensation. At Accident Claims UK, our specialist team of highly experienced personal injury solicitors expertly handle arm injury claims of varying severity, from broken bones and dislocations to amputations.
If you or a family member has injured an arm in an accident that was someone else’s fault, please speak to the team at Accident Claims UK and find out whether or not you are entitled to financial compensation.
Claiming Compensation for an Arm Injury Claim
Any damage to your ability to use your arm, whether through its amputation, dislocation or to the bones, muscles and fibres, will have very real consequences on how you live your daily life, from pouring tea to opening doors. Not only is your independence severely impacted, you may also find that your livelihood is put at risk if you are no longer able to work because of your arm injury.
The law in the UK has been specifically designed to grant people who have been injured as a result of another person’s negligence the right to seek compensation to reflect the gravity of their injuries.
The decision to pursue legal compensation for injuries sustained to your arm in an accident is a very important one that can help you manage the impact of your injury. While it is true that any compensation that you do receive, no matter how high, will not be able to remove the pain and suffering that you need to endure, the money that you are awarded could be put to good use in helping you cope with the consequences of your injuries.
Examples of Arm Injury Compensation Claims
At Accident Claims UK, our specialists provide expert legal advice and represent clients exclusively in the area of personal injury law. As a result, we have vast experience of pursuing compensation for clients who have suffered various different types of injury to their arms. Some of the kinds of arm injuries that we are regularly instructed to assist on securing compensation for include:
- Broken arms – although not uncommon, a broken arm is a very serious injury. The most common cause of a broken arm is where, as a matter of instinct, we outstretch the arm in order to try and stop a fall but the force of the fall is too great, causing the arm to break. While the prognosis for most broken arms is favourable, there can still be a significant amount of pain and there is likely to be a recovery period where the arm is not in use in order for it to heal. If a break was caused by someone else’s negligence, it may be possible to claim compensation for the pain as well as any loss of earnings if you haven’t been able to work during your recovery.
- Dislocated elbows – it should be pointed out that it is rare for an entire arm to be dislocated, although not completely unheard of. A more common kind of injury is elbow dislocation. This is where bones of the forearm move out of place, compared to the bone in the upper arm. Ultimately, it is possible for the bones to be repositioned, however, a dislocated elbow – or arm – is a very painful injury, which can cause other injuries to be suffered: broken bones as a result of the displacement, not to mention some degree of tissue or muscle damage as a result of the shifting position of the bone under the skin. If you have suffered a dislocation that wasn’t your fault, it may be possible to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
- Bone fractures – fracturing of the bone in the arm can happen very easily. This can be due to the arm being forced into an awkward position suddenly, or as a result of it becoming lodged in a tight spot and pressure being exerted in order to release it. Bone fractures are not particularly unusual, but should be treated with utmost care. They can be unpleasant if a fracture is particularly severe, and could deteriorate if not treated quickly. In severe cases, a serious fracture can lead to significant disablement. Where someone has caused you to suffer a bone fracture, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injury and any other loss you have suffered as a result.
- Trauma causing disablement – while they may not always be particularly severe, trauma to the arm can also cause a degree of tissue damage. The muscles that surround the bone of the arm perform important functions, not least in allowing you to make use of the limb. An injury that causes damage to a nerve ending or strains a muscle in your arm may cause considerable discomfort and may, in certain cases, result in some loss of movement. Where someone else has caused you to suffer trauma to your arm, you may be able to claim compensation.
- Amputation – whether amputated below or above the elbow, or at the shoulder, loss of an arm is a very serious injury with significant repercussions. Amputations are often a last resort and commonly caused by an infection or involvement in a serious accident, such as an accident at work involving heavy machinery or in a road traffic accident. If someone else caused you to suffer injury to your arm that resulted in amputation, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Your arms are among some of the most important parts of your body. At Accident Claims UK, we appreciate this fact and use our experience and knowledge of personal injury law to represent clients who have suffered all kinds of injuries to their arm, regardless as to their severity and complexity.
How Much Compensation for an Arm Injury Claim?
Every claim for compensation for an arm injury is different: the injury will have arisen in unique circumstances and have particular consequences for each individual client. As a result, it is impossible to give clear guidance on what one or another person might expect in compensation. However, the law does attach a monetary value to different parts of our body, meaning it is possible to identify the kinds of awards that injuries of a particular severity could attract:
- A minor break to the arm with a small amount of tissue damage is likely to warrant broken arm compensation between £5,000 and £15,000;
- A significant fracture to the arm that requires on-going medical attention or disablement could attract between £15,000 and £46,000 in compensation; and
- Very serious arms injuries that result in disfigurement or amputation and permanent disablement could attract anywhere between £74,000 and £225,000 or more in compensation.
It is important to stress however that, as mentioned above, your claim for compensation will be distinct to you, as will the amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded. You should speak with an expert arm injury solicitor who has experience of handling personal injury claims, as they will be able to assess your situation, identify all the loss you have suffered as a result and give a more accurate idea of the level of compensation you should claim for.
Arm Injury Compensation Claim Solicitors
Injuries to the arm should be treated seriously. If you have hurt your arm because of an accident that was not your fault, please speak to one of our advisers about whether or not you are entitled to compensation. The team at Accident Claims UK are ready to help and answer any questions you have about making a claim. We will be able to give you an indication early on as to what your injury is likely to attract in compensation.
Furthermore, if you do decide to raise a claim, we will be able to handle all its aspects: instructing medical experts to review your case and testify to its severity; compiling additional evidence to support your claim; ensuring you claim the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to; and, representing you in any negotiations or court representations that are required.
Contact Accident Claims UK today and find out how we can help you.