The term upper body injuries could refer to injuries to the head, neck, shoulders, face, upper back, arms, hands or chest. These types of injuries are common in road traffic accidents or accidents at work, but they could also be sustained after a slip, trip or fall. If you have sustained injuries to your upper body in an accident that was somebody else’s fault, then Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim the compensation you deserve. You could find you’re entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering as well as for any loss of earnings that you have been affected by after your accident. There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, so it’s a good idea to explore your options as soon as possible after your accident.
How did your accident happen?
You might be wondering how upper body injuries could be sustained. Here are just a few examples of the types of accident which could lead to an upper body injury:
- Car accident causing whiplash or a broken arm
- Slip or trip on a wet or damaged floor causing a fractured arm or wrist or upper back injuries
- Falling from height leading to a head or neck injury
- Something heavy collapsing on you (such as scaffolding) causing crush injuries to your chest
- Factory accidents with heavy machinery causing hand and arm injuries
- Manual handling accident leading to a shoulder, neck or back injury
If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, on the roads or in a public place and you believe somebody else is at fault, it’s time to seek advice from a personal injury lawyer. You shouldn’t have to suffer in silence if you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence, and if you have sustained serious injuries, you may find your quality of life has been affected.
Claiming compensation for serious upper body injuries
Although Accident Advice Helpline deals with thousands of claims for minor upper body injuries, we also handle claims for serious, life-changing upper body injuries too, and we could help you if you have sustained a serious injury. Some of the most common injuries we deal with are head injuries, and if you have suffered a skull fracture or a brain injury, you could find this affects the rest of your life. Common causes of head injuries include road traffic accidents (motorcycle accidents, in particular), falls from height at work and slips and trips where you hit your head (for example, on an icy pavement). Serious upper body injuries such as head injuries can change the rest of your life. You may be unable to return to work and earn a living to support your family.
You may struggle with concentration, mood swings and behavioural difficulties that make personal relationships impossible. You may even suffer from depression and anxiety as a result of your injury. We’re here to make sure you get the compensation you deserve, so contact us (or ask somebody else to contact us on your behalf) if you have been injured and somebody else is to blame.
How much compensation can you get for upper body injuries?
We have been helping people claim since 2000, and during that time we have been frequently asked how much the ‘average’ settlement is for upper body injuries. The truth is that there is no such thing as an average settlement, as all claims are processed individually, and we calculate your settlement using our expertise and knowledge, as well as by looking at the facts. We appreciate that some people may want to know how much compensation they could get before they decide to commit to making a claim. You can take the 30-second test on our website right now if you would like an idea of what you could be entitled to receive in compensation, if your claim is successful.
Who is to blame for your accident?
If you have suffered upper body injuries and you find yourself wondering who is to blame for your accident, you’d be forgiven for being uncertain. Sometimes it can be difficult to assess who is at fault for an accident, especially when you are the one who has been injured. If you have suffered a manual handling injury after lifting heavy boxes at work, for instance, who is to blame? Well, your employer could be held liable for your injuries if they failed to provide you with manual handling training, showing you how to lift safely. What about if you have dislocated your shoulder after slipping on a wet floor in a supermarket?
The supermarket management could be held liable as it’s their job to ensure that spillages are cleaned up promptly and that the supermarket is a safe place for you to do your shopping. If you’re at all unsure about who’s at fault for your accident, there is no need to worry. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim compensation since 2000, and we will listen to what has happened and help you to work out who is to blame for your accident.
Should you make a claim?
If you have suffered upper body injuries, either minor or more serious ones, then get in touch with our team of expert advisors today. It’s totally free to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile – charges may apply depending on your network operator) to find out more about making a 100% no-win, no-fee claim. Our lawyers work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means you don’t have to worry about the cost of upfront legal fees in order to make a claim. If you’ve taken time off work to recover from your injuries, we could get you compensation for your loss of earnings, as well as your pain and suffering – and your settlement could also cover the cost of any medical treatment or medication you may need.
Get in touch with us today for confidential advice from our expert advisors. There is no obligation to proceed with a claim at any time and you can get the advice you need to help you decide whether or not to make a claim.