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Arm injury compensation

It's very common to injure arms in an accident; we automatically use our arms to break our fall, help us keep balance and support us when we slip. Arm injuries cover the upper arm, elbow, forearm and wrists.

Common injuries to the arms include sprains, torn ligaments, broken bones and burns. These can be caused by road traffic accidents, industrial accidents, trips and slips and sports injuries.

Our personal injury and medical negligence specialists have over 25 years’ experience of handling compensation claims involving people who have experienced minor arm injuries through to ongoing disabilities and amputation.

"Jeanette Whyman is an experienced practitioner with a caseload that includes neurological and obstetric claims."

Chambers UK

How much is your claim worth?

The figures below are for guidance only. For details of other claim amounts, please go back to our compensation calculator.

Arm injuries and trauma Estimated compensation value
Amputation of both arms £194,500 - £255,625
Amputation of one arm £77,700 - £116,340
Other arm injuries £5,300 - £111,090
Elbow injuries up to £46,515
Wrist injuries  up to £50,715

The value of your claim is reliant on a variety of factors; these are very individual to you and your circumstances. When assessing the value of your claim your injuries, the impact on your life and any financial impact both now and in the future are all considerations.

No win no fee injury claims

A large proportion of the compensation claims we undertake are on a no win no fee basis (conditional fee agreement), meaning there is no financial risk to you. 

Stage one in any compensation claim either for personal injury or medical negligence is to call or email our solicitors to discuss your situation and the injuries you have. We will need to know the details of your accident or the incident that caused your injuries, who else was present and the impact the situation has had on your life and is likely to in the future. We will also need to know any medical advice or treatment you have received.

From the details you give to our solicitors they will be able to assess your claim and let you know if they think you would be successful in claiming for compensation and the estimated value of your claim. They can also talk you through the claims process and what you should expect.

We are experienced at dealing with a range of arm injuries from fractures and tendon trauma through to severe injuries and amputation that have an ongoing impact on your life.

When you are injured either through personal injury on the roads or in a workplace or through the negligence of a medical practitioner it is vital that you work with an expert legal adviser to help you claim for compensation. Claims of this nature tend to be emotionally and legally challenging so it’s important your work with a solicitor who is a genuine and recognised expert in this field, it’s also important you feel you have a rapport with your solicitor and that you can work with them. 

" ... in a hospital negligence claim. Jeanette was friendly, compassionate, helpful and professional. The case was successful and I am sure this would not have happened without Jeanette's determination, professionalism and expertise."

Lynn Morrison

Time limits

Like all personal injury and medical negligence cases, compensation for injuries to the arms have strict time limits on bringing a claim, this is usually three years. It is therefore important that you seek immediate legal advice from an expert as soon as you are aware of an issue.

Our team

Our personal injury department is led by Jeanette Whyman. Jeanette is a well-respected expert in personal injury and medical negligence cases. Jeanette is accredited by both the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Law Society for Clinical Negligence. Jeanette was also recognised in the Legal 500 as “goes the extra mile’, and is recommended for her expertise in obstetric and gynaecological cases” 

Jeanette is also a contributor to publications such as Health Service Journal and Government Lawyer on issues relating to NHS care and medical negligence.  Many of the medical negligence cases we work on are reported in the national press.

To help secure a successful claim, our team work closely with investigators and medical experts. They give a detailed analysis of medical reports and give an expert opinion on your injuries and the likely impact on your future life, the costs associated with your rehabilitation and care. This helps us build a successful case for you.

Severe injuries to your arms, especially those that leave you with a permanent disability obviously have a huge impact on your life. In these cases the legal process can be complex so it is important you seek legal advice from a specialist solicitor as soon as you become aware of an issue. It is also important you work with an expert to make sure you receive all the compensation you are entitled to.

"Jeanette Whyman is a well-established figure in the clinical negligence field"

Chambers UK
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