Sustaining an injury to your arm can range from deep cuts and bruises, to broken limbs and sensory impairment. If you have suffered this type of injury in the past three years and it was not your fault you could be entitled to compensation.
Average compensation for an injured arm – do average figures exist?
Some sources claim to be able to give accurate figures on how much you should expect to receive, but with so many varying options when it comes to an injured arm it is nearly impossible to give an accurate sum. To give you some idea, forearm fractures could see a figure of £4,000-£20,000, depending on the severity of the fracture, whilst a major elbow break or fracture could result in anything up to £36,000.
In addition to the injury itself, you also have to think about how that injury affects what you do. If you can no longer work, you may be entitled to additional compensation to cover the loss of earnings. Similarly, if you have had to spend money on travel to and from doctors or hospitals, you could claim back those expenses too. You also need to think about other financial implications, such as if you can no longer go on holiday and have to pay an insurance excess to get your holiday deposits back.
Whatever expense you want to claim back remember to keep receipts, records and evidence, such as doctors notes, petrol receipts or invoices. Every piece of evidence will help to speed up the claims process. By law, every company in the UK is required to purchase indemnity insurance. This means that when people sustain injuries at work, the company is protected – they don’t pay the compensation, the insurance company do. So don’t be worried about taking money from your employer, because that’s not how it works – indemnity insurance is there to help in precisely this kind of situation.
Where can I get information about the average compensation for a broken arm?
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in personal injury claims. In order to help you with your question about average compensation for a broken arm you can take advantage of our free tools, like the 30-second compensation calculator, to find out how much you may be entitled to. If you would prefer to speak to someone on the phone, our friendly and helpful staff can guide you and are available 24/7.
Accident Advice Helpline’s experienced lawyers will help you through every step of your claim and make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. We have specialist solicitors, who operate entirely on a no win, no fee* basis, so you’ll know for sure that they’re acting in your best interests.
To speak to our team over the phone, you can call us for free on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile).