What Are The Payouts For Arm Injury Claims?

This guide will explore payouts for arm injury claims and how to calculate compensation. In order to make a personal injury claim, you must prove that third-party negligence led to you being injured. We will explain what evidence you can provide to support your claim.

This article will also discuss the benefits of funding legal representation on a No Win No Fee basis and how to reach out to a solicitor. We will look at the different kinds of damages that can be included in a settlement. 

If you have any questions, our advisors can offer you support. We’re available 24/7 to provide you with free legal advice about arm injury claims. You can reach us using the contact details below:

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Arm injury claims guide

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  1. Guidance On Making Arm Injury Claims
  2. Calculating Compensation For An Injured Arm Claim
  3. What Is An Arm Injury?
  4. What Evidence Could Lead To You Winning Arm Injury Claims?
  5. Why Should I Appoint A No Win No Fee Solicitor?
  6. More Information On Making Arm Injury Claims

Guidance On Making Arm Injury Claims

You can make a personal injury claim if you can prove the following three criteria apply:

  • A third party owed you a duty of care
  • This duty of care was breached 
  • You were injured in an accident due to the breach of duty of care

In order to prove negligence caused your injuries, you must provide evidence. This evidence will be used to determine how much compensation you may receive. We will discuss what is considered strong evidence further on in this article. 

It is advised that you start the claims process as soon as possible. Generally, you have three years to start your claim from the date of the accident. This is established in the Limitation Act 1980.

Exceptions to this include cases where the injured party is under the age of 18. In this case, the time limit will begin from the injured party’s 18th birthday. However, a litigation friend can claim on their behalf if they want to claim before this date. You can get in touch with our team if you want to know more about the different exceptions that can apply. 

Injuries can occur after car accidents, at work and in public places. These situations are ones in which you are owed a duty of care. If you can prove that a breach of this duty led to you being injured, then you might be owed a settlement. 

For more information on making arm injury claims, please continue reading.

Calculating Compensation For An Injured Arm Claim

General and special damages could be awarded in arm injury claims. General damages compensate you for the pain and suffering resulting from physical and psychological injuries you suffered due to the accident.

The Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) display compensation brackets for corresponding injuries. Legal professionals use these to assist in valuing claims. We’ve provided some examples below that may be helpful to your arm injury claim.

InjuryCompensation BracketInjury Description
Loss of Both Arms £240,790 - £300,000Where a person who is fully aware enters a state of considerable helplessness because of their injuries.
Loss of One Arm Not less than £137,160Where the amputation is at shoulder level
Loss of One Arm £109,650 - £130,930Where the amputation is made above the elbow. The award will depend on factors like how easy it is to use prosthetics.
Loss of One Arm £96,160 - £109,650

Where the arm has been amputated below the elbow
Severe Arm Injury£96,160 - £130,930Extremely serious injuries that fall short of amputation, such as brachial plexus injury.
Permanent and Substantial Disablement Arm Injury£39,170 - £59,860Serious fractures in one or both arms with significant residual disability.
Less Severe Arm Injury£19,200 - £39,170Significant disabilities with substantial recovery already taking place or expected to occur.
Simple Forearm Injury£6,610 - £19,200Simple fractures in the forearm.
Severe Elbow Injury£39,170 - £54,830Injuries in the elbow that are severely disabling, preventing use in the elbow.
Less Severe Elbow Injury£15,650 - £32,010Injury causing impaired function without significant disability or need for major surgery.

Special damages reimburse you for any financial losses. This includes travel costs, medical bills and loss of wages as a result of the accident. You’ll need to supply proof of this in order to claim; for example, you could show a payslip to demonstrate the wages you lost out on. 

Please note that the figures displayed in the  JCG are a guideline. Contact our team of advisors for a more accurate estimation of how much arm injury claims could be worth.

What Is An Arm Injury?

Arm injuries can occur as a result of factory and construction accidents but can also occur in other environments. For example, a slip, trip or fall in an office might result in an arm fracture. 

Injuries in the arm can include:

  • Sprains
  • Cuts
  • Traumatic amputations
  • Crush injuries that could necessitate surgical amputations
  • A broken arm or wrist

The severity of your injuries will depend on how much compensation you can receive. Arm injuries can occur in multiple environments. There are central legislations in place to prevent injury as much as possible.

In the workplace, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 states that all employers owe their staff a duty of care. They need to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure your safety. For example, if you suffered an accident because your employer failed to provide relevant PPE or train you, you might be entitled to make a claim

The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 states that the party in charge of a public place owes you a duty of care. This can include the owner of a supermarket or the local council. Negligence can include failing to complete maintenance repairs and health and safety checks. Slips, trips and falls can occur in these environments, causing arm injuries. If your accident occurred due to third-party negligence, you may eligible to claim.

All road users owe each other a duty of care. They should follow the guidance set out in the Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act 1988. Furthermore, vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists are at the top of the hierarchy of road users, meaning they are most at risk of injury and require the greatest level of protection

For example, an accident could happen if an HGV driver fails to check their mirror before changing lanes. This could cause them to collide with the side of your vehicle, resulting in a hand injury as well as a crush injury to your arm.

For more information on the circumstances that could entitle you to claim, speak with a member of our team today.

What Evidence Could Lead To You Winning Arm Injury Claims?

You should receive medical attention as soon as possible after being injured. This ensures you get the treatment you need promptly.

Medical evidence such as hospital records, doctors’ notes and prescriptions are also important to support your case. It can prove your injuries’ severity and validate the settlement total.

Other evidence can include:

  • Details of witnesses that can provide statements
  • CCTV footage of the accident taking place
  • Photographs of the scene of the accident and your injuries

You can speak to our panel of personal injury solicitors to start the claims process. We can also help with any questions you may have regarding providing evidence for arm injury claims.

Why Should I Appoint A No Win No Fee Solicitor?

No Win No Fee solicitors can help value your claims and will legally represent you throughout your claim. Funding the work of a lawyer on a No Win No Fee basis means there are no fees for you to pay during your claim. Furthermore, you don’t pay your lawyer for their services if you aren’t awarded compensation. 

If you’re successful in receiving compensation, your solicitor will deduct a legally-capped success fee from the settlement you’re awarded. This small percentage comes from your settlement total. Before you agree to a No Win No Fee agreement, your solicitor will discuss all the terms and conditions with you so that there aren’t any surprises.

Our advisors can connect you to a solicitor if they believe your claim has a good chance of success. See below to learn how to connect with our team and start your claims process today.

Get Advice On Making Arm Injury Claims

Contact our team of advisors for guidance on arm injury claims. There is no obligation to continue working with us after receiving free legal advice from our team. You can reach us using the following details:

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More Information On Making Arm Injury Claims

We’ve included some external links that may be useful to you:

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports health and safety statistics for the workplace. They also offer advice for preventing accidents at work.

If you’ve had to take time off work to recover from your injuries, see the government support on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

For first aid information, read this NHS guide.

See more of our guides about personal injury below:

If you have any more questions about arm injury claims, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Writer Jess Angel

Publisher Fern Stewart