When you are in an accident, one of the most common and sometimes the most devastating injuries that you can sustain is an arm injury. Having your arm injured can seriously impact your life – just ask anyone who has broken their arm. So having an injured arm really makes you do things differently and disrupts your life. Here are the five different degrees of arm injuries that people sustain and what is involved with them to give you an idea of what may be expected for arm injury compensation.
Arm fracture compensation claim
This is a really common type of claim. This includes things like damages to muscles or a broken bone in your upper arm or forearm. This kind of fracture heals fast with no kind of ongoing problems. Basically this is the kind of injury which after it heals you forget that you had the problem and you don’t have any more pain after the injury has healed
Arm injury compensation claim for fractured bone with continuing symptoms
If you have suffered a broken arm in the accident and you have ongoing pain, but this pain is ongoing, this is the next degree of this kind of claim. The amount that you will possibly receive for this problem is going to be a bit more than what you will get from a minor claim.
Arm injury compensation claim for ongoing disability
If the injury to your arm has healed but you still have significant symptoms and you are able to use your arm, this is the next degree of an arm injury and it’s going to have a higher payout in general than the other two.
Arm injury compensation claim for serious injury
This is the claim that is right before the need for an amputation. This often will include more than one broken bone and will leave the person significantly disabled with ongoing pain. There’s a wide scope of the compensation for this kind of injury since the injuries are so diverse.
Arm injury compensation claim with amputation
This is the most extreme case of a claim, when the arm has to be amputated. It can have a few different forms, below the elbow, above the elbow, or at your shoulder amputation. When you lose more of your arm, you are going to receive more compensation. If both arms have to be amputated, that is going to equal a great amount of compensation.
When you have had an arm injured due to an accident you are entitled to compensation. As you can see from the examples above, the amount of compensation that you will receive is going to depend on how badly you were injured. But the best way to get what is coming to you is to have a solicitor who is looking out for your best interests. Want to find one? We can help. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have many solicitors that are at your disposal and we can help you find the one for you.
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Date Published: 9th December 2012
Author: David Brown