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How Much Compensation For A Broken Arm?
If you have broken your arm in an accident or incident caused by the negligence of a third party, you may be entitled to claim broken arm compensation.
Having a broken arm can have a significant effect on your everyday life. You may find that you are unable to drive, go to work or carry out day-to-day activities like housework, going to the gym or caring for your children.
Types of Arm Break
- Galeazzi fracture. This injury affects both bones of the forearm. There is usually a displaced fracture in the radius and a dislocation of the ulna at the wrist, where the radius and ulna come together.
- Monteggia fracture. This injury affects both bones of the forearm. There is usually a fracture in the ulna and the top (head) of the radius is dislocated. This is a very severe injury and requires urgent care.
- Torus fracture. This is also called a "buckle" fracture. The topmost layer of bone on one side of the bone is compressed, causing the other side to bend away from the growth plate. This is a stable fracture, meaning that the broken pieces of bone are still in position and have not separated apart (displaced).
- Metaphyseal fracture. The fracture is across the upper or lower portion of the shaft of the bone and does not affect the growth plate.
- Greenstick fracture. The fracture extends through a portion of the bone, causing it to bend on the other side.
- Growth plate fracture. Also called a "physeal" fracture, this fracture occurs at or across the growth plate. In most cases, this type of fracture occurs in the growth plate of the radius near the wrist. Because the growth plate helps determine the future length and shape of the mature bone, this type of fracture requires prompt attention.
CAUSES OF BROKEN ARMS INJURIES
Broken arms can be caused by a variety of different accidents. However, the most common causes are:
- Accidents at work
- Road traffic accidents, including car accidents and cycling accidents
- Slip, trips and falls
- Sports injuries
Compensation Amounts For Broken Arm Injuries
TYPE OF BROKEN ARM INJURY
Simple fractures, including tennis elbow lacerations
£5,630 – £16,380
Simple fractures of the forearm or upper arm (either the ulna, radius or humerus) which heal quickly with no ongoing problems
Arm injury with consistent but minor symptoms that require surgery but allows your arm to function
Up to £10,750
Severe arm injury, including multiple broken bones.
£16,380 – £33,430
Arm injury resulting in permanent disability
£33,430 – £51,070
Severe arm injury, narrowly avoiding amputation
£76,650 – £104,370
Arm injury including multiple broken bones which do not heal correctly resulting in severe disability and ongoing pain
£82,040 – £111,690
How Much Can I Earn In Compensation?
There are two parts to any successful compensation claim. These are known as general damages and special damages.
GENERAL DAMAGES FOR A BROKEN ARM
The general damages part of your claim is the compensation you might receive for your injury. It will take into account your injury’s severity and your pain and suffering.
To calculate this part of your claim, your solicitor will organise for a medical expert to examine you and produce a report on your injuries. This will outline the severity of your injury and predict how long it will take for your broken arm to heal. It will also state whether or not there are likely to be any future complications. Your solicitor will use the report, along with information about past settlements for similar injuries, as the basis for determining the value of your injury.
SPECIAL DAMAGES FOR A BROKEN ARM
As part of a successful claim, not only will you receive compensation for your broken arm, but you may be able to recover other costs you have incurred as a result of your injury.
For instance, a broken arm can result in time off work. You might also require extra medical support and help in performing routine tasks. If you have experienced a loss of earnings, incurred medical expenses or prescription costs, your solicitor will consider these when calculating the value of your claim.
TIME LIMITS FOR CLAIMING FOR A BROKEN ARM
If you are over 18, you have 3 years from the date of your accident to make a compensation claim. If you are under the age of 18, the 3-year time limit begins on your 18th birthday.
Because there are strict time limits in place, it is important to begin your arm injury compensation claim as soon as possible. This will ensure that your solicitor has as much time as possible to work on your behalf to secure you the best possible compensation settlement.
Finding Out More About Broken Arm Compensation
If you have sustained a broken arm and would like to learn more about personal injury compensation, get in touch with us today. The First Personal Injury team are on hand to listen to your case in more detail and can advise how much compensation for a broken arm you might receive.