Are you wondering how much compensation for an arm injury you could get?
With any personal injury, the amount of compensation awarded to the victim will depend entirely on the circumstances of the accident, and more importantly the severity of the injury. The arm is a vital and much used limb in everyday life, so any injury can be heavily debilitating. A minor arm injury resulting in slight tissue damage for instance may fetch close to £4,000, whereas an injury that calls for surgery and long recovery periods can lead to upwards of £80,000.
Below, we’ve listed different types of arm injuries and their typical compensation payout based on the amounts usually awarded to similar claims. Take a look, do any of the following apply to your arm injury?
- Minor arm injury: This involves soft tissue injuries or muscle damage and can also cover small bone fractures in the forearm or upper arm. These fractures typically heal quite quickly, rarely leading to further complications. This could lead to up to £4,200 in compensation.
- Fractured forearm/upper arm: A fractured or broken arm will take time to heal and may provide the victim with ongoing pain and symptoms. Compensation can vary between £4,200 and £12,300 depending on the recovery period and severity of the pain.
- Serious arm injury: Serious arm injuries involve cases that have led to an ongoing disability as a result of multiple broken bones. Due to long surgical and recovery periods, claims can be worth between £12,600 and £84,000.
- Amputation of the arm: In the most severe cases, an injury may require amputation. Depending on the degree of amputation, i.e. below/above the elbow or at the shoulder, the claim can differ entirely. The more of your arm that is removed during amputation, the larger the compensation payout — ranging from £62,000 to £192,000.
The next step?
Based on the information collected from medical reports listing your injuries and predicted outcome, our specialist solicitors will be able to determine the deserved amount of compensation based on past cases for similar injuries. We use only the most skilled personal injury professionals to ensure you receive compensation unique to your circumstances. Our online compensation calculator, the 30-second test, can help too.
So if your’re wondering how much compensation for an arm injury don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. Our friendly team of advisors are on hand 24/7 to help start your claim. Call free on 0800 689 0500. If your injury is affecting your quality of life, Accident Advice Helpline would like to hear from you!
Date Published: 8th July 2013