This guide explains when you could claim for a broken arm if the injury was caused by a responsible party breaching their duty of care. In this guide, we explain exactly who owes you a duty of care and how personal injury claims work. The eligibility criteria for personal injury claims will be examined.
As you continue, you’ll see examples of accidents that could result in a broken arm for which you could make a compensation claim for and we explain what evidence might help to strengthen your case. Furthermore, we explain how compensation for a broken arm is calculated using two heads of claim.
Finally, we explain how a specialist injury solicitor from our panel could manage your claim for you if it is valid and the benefits of claiming on a No Win No Fee basis.
- You might be owed a duty of care in certain circumstances such as while you’re at work, in a public place or whilst driving. If this duty is breached, and you’re injured as a result, you might be entitled to seek a compensation payout.
- Evidence will need to be supplied to prove your case meets the eligibility criteria.
- If your claim is won, you will receive a settlement that reflects any suffering you’ve endured because of your broken arm.
- Using a solicitor can make the claims process easier and less stressful.
If you have any questions while reading about how to claim broken arm compensation, please feel free to get in touch.
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- How Personal Injury Claims UK Can Help You Start A Claim For A Broken Arm
- Are There Different Causes Of Arm Injury I Can Claim For?
- What Evidence Could Help Me Claim For A Broken Arm?
- How Much Arm Injury Compensation Could I Receive?
- Make An Arm Injury Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis
- More Resources About Claiming Broken Arm Compensation
How Personal Injury Claims UK Can Help You Start A Claim For A Broken Arm
If you are thinking of making a claim for a broken arm, our team could help you. As part of a free initial consultation about your claim, one of our advisors could provide no-obligation advice about your next steps.
If your claim is deemed to be valid, our advisor could connect you to one of the specialist solicitors from our panel. Collectively, they’ve been helping clients make personal injury claims for many many years.
As part of their service, they will:
- Help to collect the evidence needed to support your claim.
- Give you advice and guidance at each stage of the claims process.
- Make sure that your broken arm injury claim is filed on time and in full.
- Answer your questions and explain any legal jargon.
- Value your claim for you.
If you’d like us to review your eligibility to claim for a broken arm, please speak to an advisor today.
Are There Different Causes Of Arm Injury I Can Claim For?
To claim broken arm injury compensation, you’ll need to be able to prove the following:
- A third party owed you a legal duty of care.
- The party breached their duty of care and caused an accident; and
- Your arm was broken as a direct result of the accident.
In the next few sections, we’ll look at how a broken arm injury could be sustained in an accident at work, a road traffic accident or in a public place. If you’d like to claim for a broken arm, why not contact us to discuss your case for free?
Arm Injuries From A Road Traffic Accident
All road users must navigate the roads in a way that prevents injury and damage to themselves and others. This can be achieved by adhering to the Highway Code and compliance with the Road Traffic Act 1988.
For example: A bus driver fails to stop at a red light, collides with your vehicle and the impact leads to a broken arm.
If a motorist breaches their duty of care and you’re injured as a result, you could be entitled to begin a road traffic accident claim.
Arm Injuries From A Public Place Accident
Occupiers of public spaces have a legal obligation to try and ensure the reasonable safety of those using the space for its intended purpose. This duty of care is established by the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.
For example: The owner of a shop was aware that a handrail on a stairwell was loose but failed to repair it. As a result, the handrail gave way when you used the stairs causing you to fall and break your arm.
Accidents in a public place could lead to a personal injury claim if you can prove that your injuries were caused by the occupier’s breach of duty.
Arm Injuries At Work
In law, your employer must take reasonable measures to ensure your safety in the workplace. The main piece of legislation that establishes this duty of care is the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
As an example: your employer was short of forklift truck drivers so asked an untrained employee to move stock in a warehouse. As a result, the driver dropped a load and your arm was broken after being hit by falling stock. Another example could be a fall from a height at a construction site causes an arm injury due to safety hazards that were not addressed.
If your employer breaches their duty of care and causes an injury at work, you could be eligible to claim compensation for any suffering that results.
In summary, if wish to claim for a broken arm caused by any type of breach of duty, why not speak to us first to check you have a valid claim? We’ll assess your case for free right away if you call the number above today.
What Evidence Could Help Me Claim For A Broken Arm?
If you wish to claim arm injury compensation, you must be able to prove how your injury occurred, who was to blame and how your injury has affected you.
Some examples of evidence that could help in arm injury claims include:
- Photographs of any visible injuries (swelling, bruising etc.).
- Information about any treatment you needed (copies of your medical records could also be used).
- CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage of the accident.
- Contact information for anybody who saw you break your arm.
- Photographs from the accident scene.
- A copy of an accident report form to confirm where the accident occurred.
If you would like to start a compensation claim for a broken arm, you should try to gather as much evidence as possible. If one of the solicitors from our panel agrees to represent you, they may collect any other evidence needed to support your case as part of their service.
To see if you’ve got enough evidence to claim for a broken arm, why not call our team today?
How Much Arm Injury Compensation Could I Receive?
It’s important to point out that payouts for arm injury claims will vary from case to case.
The first part of any compensation payout you might receive for a broken arm covers pain and suffering. This is known as general damages. To help value any general damages you might be invited for an independent medical assessment.
Those responsible for valuing your suffering may compare the report from the assessment with the guidelines found in a document produced by the Judicial College (JCG).
The JCG is a document often used by legal professionals as it contains potential compensation brackets for several types of injury. Whilst we don’t have a specific broken arm compensation calculator, the table below provides some compensation brackets for arm injuries from the JCG.
Please note that these bracket amounts are for guidance only. The top entry is not part of the JCG.
|Guideline Compensation Bracket
|Multiple severe injuries plus losses and costs
|Up to £1,000,000+
|Serious multiple injuries plus the resulting financial losses such as loss of employment and costs such as home care and rehabilitation.
|Amputation of Arms
|Loss of One Arm (ii)
|£109,650 to £130,930
|Amputation through the elbow will usually result in a settlement at the bottom end of the bracket. However, a shorter stump that causes prosthesis problems could mean a settlement at the higher end of the bracket.
|Other Arm Injuries
|£96,160 to £130,930
|Arm injuries just short of amputation but which are extremely serious.
|Injuries Resulting in Permanent Substantial Damage (b)
|£39,170 to £59,860
|Serious fractures in one or both forearms where there is permanent functional or cosmetic disability.
|Less Severe (c)
|£19,200 to £39,170
|Causing significant disability but where a good level of recovery has occurred (or is expected).
|£6,610 to £19,200
|£12,770 to £19,200
|Such as a fractured humerus causing restricted shoulder movement.
|Less Severe Injuries (c)
|£12,590 to £24,500
|Resulting in permanent disability such as persisting pain and stiffness
|Up to £12,590
|Including simple elbow fractures.
Special Damages When Making A Compensation Claim For A Broken Arm
When claiming for a broken arm, any settlement may also include special damages. This is compensation for any financial costs or losses linked to your broken arm. For example, you may receive compensation to cover:
- Loss of income.
- The cost of a carer.
- Medical and rehabilitation costs.
You will need to supply evidence to prove any expenses you wish to recoup. This could include receipts, bank statements or wage slips.
To check what you could be entitled to include in your broken arm claim, please speak to an advisor today.
Make An Arm Injury Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis
As described earlier, we could connect you with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel if you wish to claim for a broken arm and your case is valid. Having a solicitor represent you could make the personal injury claims process much less stressful and easier. That’s because your solicitor will use their legal training and experience to guide you through the process.
What’s more, our panel of solicitors provide a No Win No Fee service by working under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
The CFA means that:
- Your solicitor won’t ask you to pay for their services upfront or while the claim progresses.
- If the claim fails, you won’t have to pay your solicitor for any of the work completed.
- Should the claim be won, you’ll pay a success fee. This is a percentage of the compensation that has a legal cap.
To check if you could make a No Win No Fee claim following a broken arm injury, you can:
- Call our team on 020 8050 2736 to speak to a member of our team.
- Use our free live chat service 24/7.
- Begin your claim online so that we can arrange a callback.
More Resources About Claiming Broken Arm Compensation
Here are some more of our personal injury claims guides:
- Advice on how to make a hand injury claim.
- Details on when a compensation calculator could help in an elbow injury claim.
- Guidance on compensation amounts in successful broken leg injury claims.
Also, here are some more links to external resources that might prove useful:
- NHS advice on how to tell if you’ve broken a bone.
- Government information on eligibility criteria for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments.
- Guidance on workplace safety from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
For more on how to claim for a broken arm, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.