If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault within the last three years, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim against the person who was responsible for the accident.
For example, you may be asking, ‘How much compensation for nerve damage to my arm?’ You may think that this is an easy question to answer, but unless a solicitor is in possession of a detailed medical report, he or she is unable to give you an accurate figure. Even when in possession of all the documentation, your solicitor needs to take time to build your case. So it may be impossible to give you anything but an estimate in answer to your question, ‘How much compensation for nerve damage to my arm’?
How much compensation for nerve damage?
In order to at least arrive at an estimate as to the question, ‘How much compensation for nerve damage?’ a solicitor would have to consult the Judicial Studies Board guidelines as well as complete some research into past awards made to others with similar injuries to yours.
However, first of all it would be necessary to prove (without doubt) that someone else was responsible for your accident because of their negligence. If there was doubt, then you would probably not receive the maximum amount of compensation.
Severe injury to the arm such as brachial plexus damage (damage to the network of nerves in the neck and shoulder region which connect the spinal cord with the wrist, hand and shoulder) would give you a substantial sum.
In an accident such as a motorbike accident, the nerves can actually tear out of their roots in the neck. This would mean that you are unable to move your arm, or parts of it. However some damage to the brachial plexus can be minor and full recovery will only take a few weeks. For severe damage you could receive a considerable payment.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you wish to make a personal injury claim but need expert advice, why not visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website to find out more about us? You could take our 30-second online test to find out how much compensation for nerve damage you might be entitled to.
You could then call one of our numbers for expert legal advice. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or from a mobile phone, call 0333 500 0993. Our initial advice is free and you are under no obligation to start a claim.
Date Published: 4th October 2013