Arm Injury

Total loss of both arms £210,000 - £263,000
Amputation of one arm at the shoulder Not less than £120,000
Severe injury £84,000 - £114,000
Above-elbow amputation £96,000 - £114,000
Below elbow amputation £84,000 - £95,000
Moderate elbow injury Up to £10,000

Arm injuries can cause significant pain and suffering, leading to prolonged absence from work, costly medical treatment, rehabilitation and sometimes even structural changes to accommodation to cater for the injury.

Compensation, however, gives sufferers the chance to get their lives back on track and goes some way to helping them deal with their injury and afford the associated costs.

It is difficult to know how much you could claim for an arm injury, however, as there are many variables that need to be taken into account for each individual injury, and each individual case. Our compensation calculator tool offers users the chance to find out the average compensation amounts that are awarded for specific injuries.

Remember, these figures are just a guide. To find out how much you could claim for your injury, speak to our specialist solicitors by calling 0800 054 6570 or completing our online enquiry form.

Types of Arm Injury

Arm injuries differ in severity and type, with one or more of the following parts of the arm affected:

  • Upper arm
  • Forearm
  • Elbow
  • Wrist

The most common injuries, particularly fractures, muscle damage or tendon damage tend to affect the forearm. However, the upper arm is also vulnerable to these injuries, and should this be the affected area of injury, may have an impact on the entire arm.

Fractures commonly occur in slips, trips and falls when the sufferer puts out their hand and/or arm to protect themselves. Many straightforward fractures heal fully when given a period of rest and support, such as wearing a cast or sling. Unfortunately, however, not all fractures are simple and displacement can occur, causing the bones to move apart. In these cases, injuries may take much longer than expected to heal.

However, there are many other potential causes of an arm injury and we have acted for claimants who have suffered as a result of an accident at work, a road traffic accident or a sporting injury, among many others.

Effects of Arm Injuries

The impact of an arm injury will depend on its severity, but even milder arm injuries can require a significant period of rest, treatment and rehabilitation that makes it difficult for the sufferer to maintain their normal routine.

The most severe injuries, such as amputations, can be completely life-changing, emotionally distressing and disabling in nearly every part of the victim’s personal and professional life.

Upper Arm Injuries

The upper arm is made up of a single, long bone called the humerus, as well as a number of muscles - the biceps and triceps - ligaments and tendons. Damage to this area of the body can be particularly debilitating, often leaving the sufferer unable to move the arm without feeling pain.

We have helped individuals claim for a range of injuries to the upper arm, including:

  • Fractures of the humerus
  • Torn muscles, ligaments and tendons
  • Amputations

How Compensation Could Help You

We are here to help you claim compensation that will help reduce the stress and suffering you feel as a result of your injury.

Compensation is calculated based on - and can contribute to - a whole host of different things, such as:

  • your costs incurred due to the injury
  • rehabilitation
  • other ongoing medical treatment and surgery costs
  • specialist equipment required for daily living
  • transport and travel arrangements required as a result of the injury
  • loss of earnings
  • prosthetics

Further Reading

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Talk to Us

Find out how much compensation you could be entitled to by speaking to the expert solicitors here at JMW. Call 0800 054 6570 or complete our online enquiry form.

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