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.
There are three main bones which make up the arm. The humerus is the bone in your upper arm, while the radius and the ulnar make up the lower arm. All three of these bones join to form the elbow.
Broken arms can be caused by a variety of different accidents. However, the most common causes are:
There are two parts of any successful compensation claim. These are known as general damages and special damages.
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.
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.
Type of broken arm injury
|Simple fractures, including tennis elbow lacerations||£2,500|
|Simple fractures of the forearm or upper arm (either the ulna, radius or humerus) which heal quickly with no ongoing problems||£5,280 – £15,300|
|Arm injury with consistent but minor symptoms that require surgery but allows your arm to function.||Up to £9,000|
|Severe arm injury, including multiple broken bones.||£15,300 – 31,220|
|Arm injury including multiple broken bones which do not heal correctly resulting in severe disability and ongoing pain||£28,000 – £39,150|
|Arm injury resulting in permanent disability||£31,220 – £47,720|
|Severe arm injury, narrowly avoiding amputation||£76,650 – £104,370|
Please note, the figures above are for injury only. Other losses, like loss of earnings or the cost of medical expenses, will also be considered by your solicitor.
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.
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. Please call us on 0800 808 9740 or get in touch online.
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