The arm is made of two parts; the upper arm (shoulder to elbow) and the lower arm (elbow to wrist). If you injure your arm in an accident that was not your fault then you could make a claim for compensation. Arm injuries can happen in a number of ways, the most common would probably be slips, trips and falls, for example, by tripping on a paving stone. In this scenario you could bring a compensation claim against the local council if your arm is injured as the council is responsible for public foot paths and therefore has a duty of care towards the public. It does not matter where the arm injury occurred, be it in a public place, at work or on holiday, as long as someone is responsible you can make a claim.
Make a Claim for an Arm Injury
The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on which part of your arm is injured and the extent of your injuries. You can injure your arm in a number of ways from breaking or fracturing the bone to tearing a ligament or tendon to soft tissue / muscle damage.
You compensation will include a payout for any losses you have incurred, for example, loss of income, medical expenses, travel expenses, care costs and so on. As far as compensation for the injury itself is concerned, the following is a rough guide to compensation for arm injuries:
• Minor injury – up to £4,000
• More serious fractures – up to £12,000
• Significant injuries – up to £25,000
• Serious arm injuries – up to £80,000
• Arm injury requiring amputation – up to £190,000
If you have suffered an arm injury then you should seek medical attention and legal advice. A personal injury lawyer in Leeds will be able to advise you on the procedures you should follow, will issue a claim on your behalf and will assess how much compensation you are entitled to. You should ensure that you seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer in Leeds within three years of the date of the injury; otherwise you will be barred from brining a claim.
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If you or a loved one has suffered the injuries described above, and someone else is to blame, contact us today.
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**We have a team of technical claims qualifiers who will speak with you and if you have, in our opinion, a valid claim we can refer your case to one of the personal injury solicitors on our panel.