How Much Compensation WOuld You Get For a Broken Arm?
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Broken Arm Claims
The arms are made up of three main bones in each, the humerus, Ulna and Radius. If any of these bones are injured in any type of accident, it could lead to a broken arm.
Breaking your arm can have a huge impact on your life. Suffering a broken arm can have devastating effects on your day to day activities and is likely to impact your personal and professional life. Arm injuries can affect your ability to carry out simple tasks such as eating, getting dressed, driving, and even carrying out your work duties. Not being able to use your arm at work may lead you to have to take time off to recover.
If you have fractured your arm due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim. If you are considering making a claim, you may also be wondering, “how much compensation would you get for a broken arm?”.
Common Accidents That May Lead To Broken Arm
At Beacon Law, we have dealt with numerous cases of broken arm compensation claims. In our experience, some of the most common accidents that can lead to broken arms include:
- Road traffic accidents: Many road traffic accidents, including car accidents, pedestrian accidents and cyclist accidents, can lead to broken arms. If you have sustained an arm injury, such as a fractured arm from a road traffic accident, you could be entitled to compensation. You can find out more about claiming a road traffic accident by checking our Road Traffic Accidents page.
- Accidents at work: Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that your workplace is as safe as possible. Your employer must provide adequate training and ensure protection measures are put in place to protect you against work accidents. However, sometimes accidents at work do happen. If the proper training or protection measures weren’t in place and you suffered a broken arm because of a slip or trip at work, or any other type of arm injury, such as Repetitive Strain Injuries or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, then you could be eligible to claim against your employer. Your compensation claim will be made against your employer’s Employers’ Liability Insurance, which is compulsory for all employers to have in place.
- Slips, trips, and falls in public places: People slip, trip and fall in public places every day, and whilst it may be embarrassing, many falling accidents have severe consequences and can lead to severe injuries such as broken bones. In most cases, these accidents could have been avoided if safety procedures and regulations were followed correctly. If you have broken your arm in an accident in a public place, then you may be able to claim compensation. Check out our article on Claiming for an Accident in a Public Place to find out more information.
- Sports accidents: Many accidents that happen at sporting events can lead to severe injuries. You may have been involved in an inappropriate tackle, which caused you to fall over and break your arm, or you may have even sustained an injury because of faulty equipment or badly maintained fields or courts. You might be entitled to claim compensation if you broke your arm during a sporting activity. Check out our Sports Injury Claims For Compensation article for more information.
If you have broken your arm in an accident that is not listed above, you may still be able to claim compensation. Contact us today to speak to one of our specialist personal injury lawyers.
What Should You Do After Sustaining an Arm Injury?
If you have broken your arm in any type of accident, you will require urgent medical treatment. You should seek medical attention straight away if you believe your arm injury is severe.
If you sustained an arm injury whilst at work, you should report the accident to a supervisor or manager as soon as you can and ensure that the incident has been logged in an accident report book. Make sure all details of the accident have been reported correctly before signing.
If the accident did not happen at work, you should report the incident to the person or company you believe is responsible.
If you suffered your injury as the result of a road traffic accident, contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident.
Take photographs and obtain any witness details if possible.
If you would like to make a claim for your injury, contact Beacon Law to find out if you have a case.
Types Of Arm Injuries
The arms are essential for carrying out many tasks on a daily basis. Your arms are used as a reflex to protect the body from crashing to the ground when you fall, trip or slip accidentally. However, the impact of the fall can cause severe injuries to your arms. Here are some common types of arm injuries:
- Broken Wrists
- Broken Radius
- Broken Humerus
- Broken Ulna
- Simple Fractures
- Multiple Fractures
- Muscle Sprains
- Muscle Tears.
- Tendon Sprains
- Tennis Elbow Injury
These injuries vary from minor to severe injuries, and all have different recovery times. A stable wrist fracture or fracture in the arm may only require a cast to hold the bone in place whilst it heals. More severe arm injuries may require surgery, a few metal pins and a lot of rehabilitation and physiotherapy treatment. If any of these injuries were caused by medical negligence, through an arm surgery, for example, you would be able to make a claim for medical negligence.
How Much Compensation Would You Get For A Broken Arm?
If you are thinking about claiming a broken arm, you may be wondering, “how much compensation would you get for a broken arm?”
It’s not possible to determine the exact compensation amount you will receive for your broken arm, as each case is unique. Arm injury claims compensation is calculated on a case by case basis for both general damage and special damage because all types of injuries can range in severity from soft muscle injuries, minor wrist injuries to broken bones that can cause long term or permanent damage.
Many compensation calculators online may indicate the compensation amount you could receive for a broken arm; however, the amount stated when using these calculators is not always accurate and cannot be guaranteed.
Beacon Law will calculate your broken arm injury claim according to Judicial College Guidelines and recent case law.
The amount of compensation you could receive for your broken arm depends on the severity of the injury, the length of time it took to make a full recovery, and the amount of pain and suffering you went through because of your broken arm.
Below are guidelines of how much your arm injury claim could be worth:
According to Judicial College Guidelines, compensation amounts for a broken forearm can range from £5,280 to £104,370, depending on the severity of the injury:
- Simple forearm fracture with good recovery: £5,290 – £15,300
- Serious or multiple fractures to the forearm with a longer recovery period: £15,300 – £31,200
- Serious forearm fractures that lead to permanent damage: £76,650 – £104,370
How Can Beacon Law Assist?
Beacon Law is a law firm that specialises in personal injury claims. Our team of highly experienced personal injury solicitors and legal professionals have processed large numbers of successful claims for personal injuries, including broken arms.
Beacon Law can help you make a compensation claim for your broken arms on a no-win, no-fee basis using a Conditional Fee Agreement, which means that you won’t have to pay any of our fees if your case is unsuccessful. We are experts on no win, no fee claims, and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
If you have suffered a broken arm following an accident or as a result of someone else’s negligence, then call us today on 0330 1332 857 to find out how much compensation you would get for a broken arm claim.
If you decide to make a claim with Beacon Law, our highly professional personal injury solicitors will work hard to ensure that you receive compensation and that there is no loss of earnings. Our Solicitors will also provide the best treatment and make sure you get the highest level of compensation for your broken arms.