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

Over £90,000

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

Severe 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.

Elbow Injuries

£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.

Wrist Injuries

£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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