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Arm injury & Broken Arm Claim Calculator

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Calculating compensation for arm injuries or broken arms is never straightforward, there are so many factors that affect the levels of compensation you are entitled to claim.

Arm injuries can occur in a multitude of ways and can differ in severity and nature, including broken or fractured bones, ligament damage, loss of movement or even amputation. Such an injury can have significant debilitating effects on your life and can restrict your ability to carry out even the simplest of tasks. An arm injury may also require time off work for treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery, all of which could result in a loss of earnings.

As well as the immediate effects of an arm injury, there are the longer-term consequences to consider, such as future loss of earnings and the cost of any ongoing or future medical treatment. Dependent on the severity of your injury and the nature of the job you do, an arm injury may also affect your ability to return to the job you had prior to the injury and could even impact your employability longer term. These factors all need to be taken into consideration when evaluating your arm injury compensation claim.

Arm injuries often occur as a result of an accident in the workplace, for example where someone has become entangled in machinery or fallen from a ladder and broken their arm. All of these injuries can have a significant physical and psychological impact on an individual, affecting both their work life and home life.

If you have sustained an arm injury as the result of third-party negligence, experiencing significant pain, suffering and loss of earnings, then you may be entitled to make an arm injury compensation claim.

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How are Arm Injury and Broken Arm Compensation Settlements Calculated?

Your compensation figure will be calculated by combining the General Damages and Special Damages.

The General Damages relate to the injury itself and will be calculated depending on a number of factors, the first being the nature and severity of the injury itself, and the pain and suffering it brings. The second factor is the impact of the incident and injury on the individual’s life, both physical, psychological, and emotional.

When assessing the severity of the injury itself, they will look at certain criteria including:

  • To what degree has there been soft tissue damage
  • Has there been ligament damage and if so, to what degree?
  • Has there been breaking or fracturing of the bone?
  • Has there been an amputation?

The Special Damages are awarded for any financial costs incurred or financial losses suffered as a direct result of the injury. Due to the nature of Special Damages, they are unique in every claim and will need to be assessed by your Accredited Personal Injury Solicitor but will include things like:

  • Loss of earnings due to the injury, historic and future
  • Medical expenses you have incurred, and are likely to incur in the future
  • Travel expenses such as taxi fares to and from a hospital appointment
  • Loss or damage to property during the incident, such as clothing or a watch
  • Potential adaptation costs to house or vehicle

How much compensation can you expect for an Arm Injury or a Broken Arm Compensation Claim? ​​​​

As mentioned previously, arm injuries can significantly differ in nature and severity. There are also additional factors that affect the final settlement value, so in order to give you a more accurate idea of the sort of levels of compensation you may be entitled to, we would need to fully assess your claim.

Our highly adept team of Personal Injury Claim Lawyers will review every aspect of your arm injury compensation claim, including medical reports and details of any financial losses suffered and financial costs incurred. Using the compensation guidelines set out by the Judicial College and the factors described above, this will allow us to determine the level of compensation you should look to receive.

PSR Solicitors’ qualified personal injury lawyers have an outstanding track record of settling a broad range of arm injury compensation claims, ensuring you receive the maximum compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured.

Below is a breakdown of the general damages you may be awarded as a result of your arm injury. A medical expert will assess your injury and determine which category best describes your injury. These figures do not include special damages such as loss of earnings, medical treatment, adaptations, etc.

Call and speak to one of PSR Solicitors’ Personal Injury Solicitors for expert legal advice and to discuss the specifics of your arm injury claim.

Arm Injury and Broken Arm Compensation Claim Values

Compensation Guide

Arm Injury Compensation

Amputation or Complete Loss of Both Arms

£192,000 - £240,000

Amputation/Loss of One Arm at Shoulder

No less than £109,350

Amputation/Loss of One Arm between Elbow and Shoulder

£87,400 - £104,350

Amputation/Loss of One Arm below the Elbow

£76,700 - £87,410

Severe Arm Injury - Extremely limited ability to move the arm

£76,700 - £104,350

Serious Arm Injury - Substantial and Permanent Disablement

£31,200 - £47,750

Serious Arm Injury - Partial Recovery/Long-term Effects

£15,300 - £31,200

Fracture to Forearm - No Complications

£5,630 - £16,380

Elbow Injury Compensation

Severe Elbow Injury - Permanent Disablement of the Elbow

£31,200 - £43,700

Elbow Injury - Prolonged Effects

£12,500 - £25,500

Elbow Injury - Temporary Effects    

Up to £10,040

Wrist Injury Compensation

Severe Wrist Injury - Permanent Disablement of the Wrist  

£37,950 - £47,750

Serious Wrist Injury - Significant Prolonged Effects

£19,500 - £31,200

Wrist Injury - Permanent Pain/Stiffness

£10,050 - £19,500

Wrist injuries (various) with recovery between 1-2 years

Up to £8,160

What Constitutes an Arm Injury?

The term ‘army injury’ generally describes an injury between the wrist and the shoulder and describes everything from a twisted wrist to a broken arm or even an arm amputation.

We use our arms for virtually everything we do, so when you injure one or both of your arms, the impact is huge, even if it’s a relatively minor injury.

Arm injuries can be caused in countless ways and can vary in both nature and severity.

The most severe arm injuries are often associated with work-related incidents or road traffic accidents and in the most severe cases can result in partial or complete amputation.

Serious arm injuries can occur when there is a bad break or severe laceration to the arm, possibly due to a fall from height or the use of construction equipment without the appropriate PPE. If the individual is unlucky then a bad break or laceration can result in permanent nerve damage, potentially causing partial or full paralysis.

Minor injuries can be caused by anything from a trip, slip or fall, to a sports-related injury and can vary from simple fracture to ligament damage. In this type of injury, the prognosis for full or partial recovery is good.

If you have suffered an arm injury as a result of the negligence or actions of a third-party, then chances are you will be entitled to claim for financial compensation.

Causes of Arm Injuries and Broken Arms

Arm injuries are common and can be caused in a variety of ways including:

  • Accident at work – Arm trapped in machinery, fall from a ladder, etc
  • Sporting Injury – Could be as a result of a fall from a horse, a fall whilst skiing or maybe a football or rugby injury.
  • Road traffic accidents – Encompassing everything from cars to lorries and bikes
  • Slips, trips, and falls – Fractures and sprains suffered as a result of slipping on a wet supermarket floor or tripping on an unprotected cable, etc
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries – Normally acquired in work and often take years to develop
  • Crush Injuries – Normally due to inadequate training in lifting techniques, resulting in heavy objects falling and crushing the arm

You have a three-year window from the date of the injury to initiate your arm injury compensation claim. It is obviously more difficult to pinpoint the exact date with a repetitive strain injury (RSI) and therefore in the case of RSI’s the three-year window starts from the date of diagnosis.

Types of Arm Injury

Arm injuries can differ in severity, from a minor sprain to a severe break or even loss of the arm. Their severity is normally dictated by what caused the injury and what part of the arm has been affected.

Upper Arm Injuries

This type of injury can include anything from a fracture or break of the humerus to damage to the muscles, ligaments, or tendons. In the most severe cases, this can also include amputation between the elbow and shoulder.

Forearm Injuries

This type of injury can include anything from a simple fracture to muscle damage and injury to the tendons

Elbow Injuries

This type of injury can include dislocation, fractures, and bursitis - where the small fluid-filled sacs that surround the elbow joint become irritated and inflamed.

Wrist Injuries

Again, this includes fractures, along with sprains and repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.

Making an Arm Injury or Broken Arm Compensation Claim

If you have suffered an arm injury due to the negligence or actions of a third party, then PSR Solicitor’s specialist Injury Claim Solicitors will assist you in claiming the compensation you deserve.

By selecting PSR Solicitors to handle your arm injury compensation claim, you can be confident that they will work tirelessly on your behalf to secure you the maximum level of compensation available to you. We will assess your claim in detail before advising you whether to proceed and in the unlikely event that the claim is unsuccessful, you’ll be protected by our No Win No Fee promise.

Every PSR Solicitors’ Personal Injury Lawyer in Wales and Injury Claims Solicitors in Cheshire is accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury Claims. This affords you and your family the confidence that your claim is in the hands of an experienced and highly adept legal professional.

Covering North Wales and the Cheshire area, PSR Solicitors have offices in Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Wrexham, Ellesmere Port, Wallasey and Shotton. They are one of the industry’s leading Personal Injury Law Firms and have an exemplary track record in securing the maximum compensation for their clients. Their LEXCEL Accreditation, again by the Law Society, ensures you will receive nothing but the absolute best in client services, allowing you to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

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