Arm Injury Claims
Arm injury claims
An arm injury can make daily life difficult with limited mobility and reduced independence. If you got injured in an accident because of somebody else’s fault, then the arm injury becomes more frustrating and gives an unfair feeling.
An arm injury can affect your everyday life. There are high chances that you might have to take off from work during your recovery. You may also not be able to participate in sports and your outdoor hobbies.
It’s always a good idea to talk to an experienced solicitor who’ll guide you throughout the compensation claim process. You can call for free legal advice.
Types of arm injuries
Arm injuries can be mild, or they can be very serious. Arm injuries always impact one’s ability to work, drive, or enjoy one social life. There can be many reasons for your arm injury like:
- Sports injuries or injuries at the gym
- Faulty work equipment
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Road traffic accidents
Arm injuries may include damage to the wrist, elbow, shoulder, or any part of the arm. Several complicated injuries can happen because of the complex joints and muscles in our arms like:
Repetitive strain injury
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) can dramatically affect your wrist, hand, and fingers movement.
RSI is most commonly caused by work requiring repetitive movements like typing, using the mouse, manual labor work, etc. can avoid RSI by taking frequent breaks from work.
Your employer, by law, has to ensure that your workspace and work tasks are made as much safer as possible.
For example, if you’re suffering from RSI and haven’t got your Display Screen Equipment assessment done or did not notify you of the risk of RSI from a repetitive task, then you can file an arm compensation claim against your employer.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is when the main nerve in the wrist gets compressed, leading to daily pain and sleep problems. If you experience numbness or pins and needles in the wrist area, you may suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
If you’ve already been diagnosed and now unable to work, then you should file an arm injury compensation claim for someone else fault.
Fractures are a condition in which any of the arm bones break. Fractures always need immediate medical attention and treatment. Broken bones may require wearing a cast or walk on crutches while it heals. These fractures often turn out to be very serious, and it may take months to heal, impacting your daily life.
You may also need physiotherapy, which adds to the costs of treatment. You may become increasingly dependent on those around which can make you feel frustrated and drain you financially. Your family and friends also have to take the trouble to support you for your movements.
Claiming arm injury compensation
Everybody can’t file a claim for their arm injury, as sometimes there is no one at fault for the accident that caused you the injury. You may be able to claim compensation if:
- Your accident and resulting injury were because of someone else fault
- The accident occurred in the last three years
- The accident drained you financially with no money left and no work
Each arm injury is different and may involve different judicial procedures. You don’t need to worry about understanding which procedure is best for you as your solicitor will be there to guide you through the arm injury claim process, for example:
Pre-Action Protocol for Low-Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents:
- If you got your arm hurt in a road traffic accident
- Pre-Action Protocol for Low-Value Personal Injury (Employers’ Liability and Public Liability) Claims: For injuries at work
- Pre-Action Protocol for Personal Injury Claims: For more general injuries
Compensation claim amount for your arm injury?
It can be not easy to estimate the compensation amount before you start your claim. However, you can rely on your solicitor that he/she will always get you the maximum possible amount. Your solicitor considers:
- The seriousness of your injury
- The period for your work off
- Expenses caused by your arm injury
- The impact of your arm injury on your family and loved ones
Your solicitor tries to negotiate for the highest possible compensation amount. If your injury left you struggling financially, you might be able to secure interim payments to cover any immediate expenses before the actual settlement is made.
What if I was also responsible for my accident?
If the accident that caused your arm injury was because of your partly fault and someone else’s negligence can be proved as well, then you may still be able to claim compensation. The amount of compensation may be reduced according to the level of your fault.
For legal advice on filing an arm injury compensation claim, you can speak to our expert legal advisor for free.