I Broke My Arm at Work, Can I Sue?

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If you have broken your arm at work, you may be unsure if you are able to make a personal injury claim in response. Perhaps you worry that the injury is not severe enough to warrant a personal injury claim. First Personal Injury is here to answer any and all questions about making a personal injury claim after your arm has been broken in the workplace.

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online. 

Evidence

Firstly, if you believe that the accident was caused by negligence on the part of your employer or another employee, then you are most likely able to make a claim. The crucial part in determining whether your claim is valid enough to proceed with is ensuring that there is enough evidence to prove certain things.

In particular, evidence would need to prove that the injury you sustained, a broken arm in this case, happened due to an incident at your workplace. The evidence would also need to show that the incident happened within the last three years, as this is the general time limit for making a personal injury claim. Finally, the evidence should prove that the other party is at fault for the incident and injury occurring.

If you believe that you are partly responsible for the accident, you could still bring a personal injury claim against your employer but it may be decided that your behaviour was ‘contributorily negligent.’ If this is decided, then you may not get the full amount of compensation but you would likely still receive some form of compensation.

About Compensation

As long as these factors can be proven, it doesn’t matter how severe or minor your injury is. Even if you believe that the accident wasn’t that bad, you still deserve to receive compensation and to have it recognised that you suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence if you wish. Compensation is awarded by taking into account ‘general damages’ and ‘special damages.’ General damages compensation for pain and suffering that has been caused by the injury, as well as any loss of amenity/ability to function that has occurred.

Special damages compensation will cover any financial losses that have occurred due to the incident. For example, if you have experienced a loss of income due to having to take time off work to recover, then you may be able to claim this back through compensation. Similarly, if you have had to or will have to pay for treatment or any other expenses to help with your injuries, then it may be possible to claim the money for these back through compensation. Therefore, you should retain any receipts or other documents which highlight the financial losses you have suffered due to your injuries.

Your Right To Claim

No matter which part of the arm that you have broken, the injury would likely be debilitating and stressful to deal with, possibly preventing you from working for weeks or even months after the initial incident occurred. Therefore, you should not worry about making a claim because a broken arm can have a serious impact upon your ability to function and complete tasks as you normally would. Compensation can help alleviate this burden and ensure that your quality of life or economic circumstance does not dramatically change due to your injury.

Making Personal Injury Claims

If you have broken your arm at work, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury.

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online. 

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