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Upper body injuries

An injury to your upper body can impact all aspects of your home and working life. If you’ve had an accident resulting in an injury to your upper body, get in touch to find out if you could make a compensation claim.

Upper body injury information and advice

If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your upper body injury, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 5659.

Do you have an upper body injury?

Each year, thousands of people are involved in accidents that lead to upper body injuries. Often, these arise from sudden impacts caused by car accidents, slips, falls, or the attempt to lift something heavy without proper training.

When you suffer an injury to your upper body – any part of your body from your head down to your waist, and your arms and wrists – it can significantly affect your life and activities. It may stop you from driving, working, looking after your family, and doing the things you enjoy.

If you have an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. When the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.

Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.

We make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.

Common types of upper body injuries

Get the right treatment for upper body injuries

Types of upper body injury include neck injury, whiplash, head and brain injury, eye injury, back injury, and arm and hand injury.

These can occur through accidents in the workplace, in public places, on the road and in the home.

When you are injured, it’s essential to seek medical attention and diagnosis promptly. This increases the chances of treating your injury in the best way.

If your accident happened in the workplace or in a public place, it’s also a good idea to make sure that details are recorded in an accident book.

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Why claim for an upper body injury?

Treating an injury to your upper body may be a lengthy process. It can cost time and money to put things right.

Even a mild injury can stop you from doing simple tasks. Sadly, some upper body injuries are so serious that they can cause permanent disabilities. Others may need treatment in specialist rehabilitation units.

If you need to take long periods off work, for treatment or to recover, you may find it difficult to keep up with the mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also have to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.

You may not feel it’s worth claiming compensation. If your upper body injury happened in your workplace, you might even be tempted to blame yourself – but your employer has a duty to keep you safe. For example, if your job involves heavy lifting, you should have been trained in how to do this safely.

It’s important to report working conditions that are dangerous. This can bring about changes in training and work environments – which can help to protect your colleagues by reducing the risk of others suffering similar accidents.

If your employer was negligent and could have done more to keep you safe, you can claim compensation. Usually, your employer’s liability insurance will cover the compensation award, so no one will lose out.

Our online claim calculator can help you to understand how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful.

Can you claim for your upper body injury?

We help people to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries to the upper body. Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation.

The quickest way to start your claim is to fill in our online claim form. One of our friendly, legally trained advisors will get in touch to discuss the details of your claim, and help you to get the compensation you’re due.

To make a claim, generally you’ll need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:

  • Did the accident happen within the last three years?
  • Did someone else cause the accident?
  • Did you suffer injury?

As we help you to build your case, we’ll consider:

  • Your pain and suffering
  • Any loss of earnings due to time off work
  • Impact on your ability to work and earn in future
  • The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
  • Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
  • Any care you’ve received, even if it’s been given for free

How do you start a claim?

It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 689 5659, who will tell you if we can help.

We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process of making a successful claim.

We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim, and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee** basis. Whatever the outcome, you won’t be out of pocket.

We take the burden and do the hard work for you. To find out more, contact us on 0800 689 5659.

Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?

As one of the UK’s leading compensation claim specialists, we work for thousands of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. We will help you make a successful compensation claim and get you the right support to aid your recovery.

Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 5659, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.

We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.

Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.