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Arm Injuries

Arm injuries, including broken or fractured bones, loss of movement and even amputation, can cause serious disruptions to an individual's life. An injury to the arm may result in time off work and the requirement of rehabilitation, medical support and the inability to accomplish easy daily tasks.

If you have experienced a loss of earnings or have experienced pain and suffering from your arm injury then it is likely you will be able to make a claim for personal injury.

Although compensation will not ease the immediate pain and suffering which you are experiencing, however it can go a long way to helping you get your life back on track and get you the justice you deserve.

Common causes of Arm Injuries include

The most common causes for arm injury accidents to occur are:

  • Slip, Trip and Fall
  • Accident at work
  • Sports Injuries
  • Road traffic accidents- The cause of most elbow dislocations is usually a fall, most commonly with the arm extended completely.
  • Industrial accidents.
  • Sporting accidents.
  • Slips, trips or falls.
  • Incidents involving fire.
  • Activities requiring repetitive overhead movement of the arms
  • Weakness in the rotator cuff and muscles of the upper back
  • Poor body mechanics
  • A sudden increase in an exercise routine
  • Age-related body changes

Common Causes of Arm Injuries at Work:

Arm Injuries at work can result from many things including:

  • Ladder accidents
  • Machinery accidents
  • Manual handling accidents
  • Office accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Slip, trips and falls
  • Attacks
  • Building site accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Dangerous practice and procedures
  • Injury on dangerous premises
  • Falling objects
  • Farm/ agricultural accidents
  • Forklift truck accidents
  • Inadequate training
  • Lack of personal protection equipment

Distinguishing the type of arm injury you have sustained and in what way it has affected your ability to perform your daily activities or earn a living can be significant to the success of your arm injury compensation claim.

Physiology of Arm Injury

Broken Arm

A broken arm involves one or more of the three bones in your arm (the ulna, radius and Humerus).

A broken arm or wrist is typically caused by a fall onto an outstretched arm. It usually takes between 6 to 8 weeks to heal in adults, and less time in children.

Although a broken arm usually heals quickly and causes no long-term issues, it may at first appear swollen, bruised and bleed.

Dislocated Elbow

This happens when the bones of the forearm shift out of place. Although most elbow dislocations are usually the result of a fall, any traumatic injury can result in an elbow dislocation.

Bicep Tendonitis

The biceps muscle is made up of 2 parts. The long head and the short head. The long head of the biceps is most commonly occupied with tendinitis, as the tendon from the muscle runs up the length of the arm and attaches into the joint of the shoulder.

Although these tendons are strong, they can become sore and painful if overused, this is a condition referred to as tendonitis.

There are many factors that can lead to biceps tendinitis such as:

  • Activities requiring repetitive overhead movement of the arms
  • Weakness in the rotator cuff and muscles of the upper back
  • Shoulder joint
  • Muscle tightness
  • How a person controls his or her body when moving
  • A sudden increase in an exercise routine
  • Age- related body changes


How much could you claim for an Arm Injury?

Compensation can be claimed when the arm injury is the result of negligence on the part of someone else. The money awarded can be used to help victims deal with the injury and cover the associated costs, such as hospital bills, loss of earnings, rehabilitation and structural changes.

The claim for compensation is judged upon the severity of the victim's arm injury:

Loss of, or loss of use, of both arms

£100,000 to £220,000

Loss of, or loss of use, of one arm

£75,000 to

Major injury to one arm with permanent ongoing disability:

£35,000

Major injury to one arm with moderate ongoing symptoms:

£15,000

Broken arm or equivalent with incomplete recovery:

£12,500

Broken arm or equivalent with complete or near complete recovery:

£5,000


Every attempt has been made to make all information provided as accurate as possible. The injury claims calculator is intended as a guide only. The amount of compensation you receive may be considerably more as aspects of special damages have yet still to be considered. Therefore it is important for you to contact us for a full consultation and what you could expect to receive.

How to make an Arm Injury Claim?

Before starting your arm injury compensation claim, contact Grieves Solicitors and speak to one of our personal injury specialists.

We will help guide you through the step by step process and the strength of your arm injury compensation claim as well as offer you advice on the most appropriate course of action for you to take.

Why you should choose Grieves Solicitors:

Grieves Solicitors have specialised in dealing with personal injury claims and have built up 19 years of specialist experience. Over 98% of our clients have rated our service as excellent or good, as well as 98% whom stated they would use us again or would recommend us to family or friends.

Grieves Solicitors will guide you through every stage of the legal procedure and will keep you informed on the progress of your claim throughout, along with head injury compensation claims, Grieves Solicitors also handle personal injury compensation claims for injuries to other areas of the body.

Contact Us:

We understand that making a claim can seem daunting at first so if you have any queries or concerns, we will only be too happy to help. If you, a family member or friend, have suffered a neck injury and require legal advice, get in touch with one of our personal injury solicitors today.

You can call us for free on 0800 0747 644 or fill in our claim form and a member of our team will get back to you.