How Much Compensation for a Broken Elbow?
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Elbow injuries can happen in a variety of accidents ranging from slips or falls, road traffic accidents or workplace accidents. Whilst the majority of these accidents are unintentional, there are those which are caused due to someone else’s negligence and may have otherwise been avoided.
Elbow injuries have the potential to have a long-term negative impact on your day-to-day life as these injuries can affect your ability to carry out simple tasks such as getting dressed, driving or fulfilling your work duties.
If you have suffered an elbow injury 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 elbow?”.
Common accidents that can lead to broken elbow injuries
Road traffic accidents – Many road traffic accidents, including car accidents, cyclist accidents and pedestrian accidents, can lead to broken elbow injuries due to the amount of force created during a collision.
Accidents at work – Your employer must provide adequate training and ensure health and safety measures are put in place to protect you against work accidents such as a repetitive strain injury or a fall. However, sometimes accidents at work do happen. If the proper training or protection measures weren’t in place and you suffered a broken elbow at work, then you could be eligible to claim against your employer. Your elbow injury at work 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 – People slip, trip and fall in public places every day. Slip and fall accidents can 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 had been followed correctly. If you have broken your elbow from a slip or fall 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 elbow, 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 elbow during a sporting activity. Read our Sports Injury Claims For Compensation article for more information.
If you have suffered a broken elbow injury due to one of the accidents listed above as well as a variety of others, you may be eligible to make a broken elbow claim.
What should you do following a broken elbow injury?
If you have broken your elbow in any type of accident, you will require surgery or urgent medical treatment. You should seek medical attention straight away if you believe your elbow injury is severe.
If you sustained an elbow 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 elbow injury, contact Beacon Law to find out if you have a case.
How much compensation could you receive for a broken elbow injury?
If you are thinking about claiming a broken elbow, you may be wondering, “how much compensation would you get for a broken elbow?”
It’s not possible to determine the exact compensation amount you will receive for your broken elbow, as each case is unique. Elbow injury claims compensation is calculated on a case-by-case basis for both general damages and special damages because all types of injuries can range in severity.
Many compensation calculators online may indicate the compensation amount you could receive for a broken elbow; however, the amount stated when using these calculators is not always accurate and cannot be guaranteed.
Beacon Law will calculate your broken elbow injury claim according to Judicial College Guidelines and recent case law.
The amount of compensation you could receive for your broken elbow depends on the type of injury, the period of time it took to make a full recovery, and the amount of pain and suffering you went through because of your broken elbow.
Below are guidelines of how much your elbow injury claim could be worth:
According to Judicial College Guidelines, compensation amounts for common elbow injuries can range from £5,280 to £52,000 depending on the severity of the injury:
- Simple fractured elbow or elbow joint with good recovery: £11,820
- Serious or multiple fractures to the elbow with a longer recovery time: £14,690 – £30,050
- Serious elbow fractures that lead to permanent damage: £36,770-51,460
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 elbows.
Beacon Law can help you make a compensation claim for your broken elbow 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 elbow 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 elbow 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 elbow.