Arm Injury Claims
If you have been injured in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. The amount you are able to claim depends on the type and severity of your injury. Personal Injury Claims Aberdeen can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Our compensation guide outlines the levels of compensation for some of the most common types of injury.
Arm Injury Compensation Claims Aberdeen
Minor arm injuries are very common. They may develop from wear and tear or a traumatic injury such as a blow or a strain. Arm injuries are commonly associated with workplace injuries whether by accident or by overuse, such as repetitive strains. No matter how your arm injury was caused, and no matter the symptoms, if someone else was to blame we can help you reclaim the compensation you deserve.
Amputation Injury Compensation
Loss of Both Arms – £158,000 – £197,000
Since helplessness is often the result, the compensatory award is quite high.
Loss of One Arm
If the arm is amputated at the shoulder.
£72,000 – £86,000
For amputations above the elbow. The shorter the stump, the more difficult it is to attach a prosthesis. As such, the closer the amputation is to the shoulder, the higher the award.
Below-elbow amputation – £63,000 – £72,000
If the amputation is through the forearm, and there is residual “phantom” pain, the award will be at the higher end of this bracket. The court will also consider whether or not the amputation was of the dominant arm.
Other Arm Injuries
£63,000 – £86,000
These are injuries which do not require amputation but cause such serious disability that the sufferer is little better off than had the arm been amputated.
£25,750 – £39,300
Injuries which result in “permanent and substantial disablement”. This bracket is awarded in cases in which there is ongoing impairment of function and/or substantial cosmetic damage.
£4,350 – £25,750
Injuries in this wide bracket range from simple fractures from which full recovery is expected, up to serious fractures of several bones in one or both arms. Cases at the higher end of the bracket will be cases in which there is not total recovery.
£25,750 – £36,000
This bracket includes injuries which result in serious disability.
£10,300 – £21,000
Less serious injuries which cause loss of function but to not carry with them permanent disability or require surgery.
Up to £8,250
Injuries of a minor nature – joint and tendon injuries, simple fractures. Normally this type of award will be made where there is no permanent reduction in the function of the elbow.
£31,300 – £39,300
Injuries which result in a complete loss of wrist function.
£16,100 – £25,750
Injuries which leave some residual movement, but result in a permanent disability.
£8,250 – £16,100
Less severe injuries but those which result in permanent disability or ongoing pain.
£2,300 – £4,850
Injuries such as fractures which cause some immediate pain and suffering and may necessitate some time in plaster, but from which complete recovery is possible.
Arm Injury Lawyers Aberdeen
If you or a loved one has suffered the injuries described above, and someone else is to blame, contact us today.
Call us on 01224 980 625. Alternatively, you can contact us online to find out more information.
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