Arm Injury Compensation Claims in Birmingham
The arm is the area from the shoulder down to the wrist, and is split into two parts: the upper arm and the lower arm. You can suffer an arm injury in a number of ways, from soft tissue and muscle damage to broken or fractured bones. If you have suffered an arm injury that was not your fault (or only partially your fault) then you can make a compensation claim against the party that was responsible for your injury.
How much Compensation For Arm Injuries?
The amount of compensation you can claim for arm injuries will depend on the seriousness of the injury and the impact it has had on your life. The former in particular will be determined by medical examination, which will also give an indication of the recovery time.
A claim should be made with the assistance of a personal injury solicitor** who will help to establish liability. Then through using the result of the medical report will determine the amount of compensation that should be paid out by comparing the circumstances and the injury to previously decided cases and government guidelines. As a rough guide, arm injury compensation claims are likely to be in the following regions:
- Minor arm injury – up to £4,000
- arm fracture – up to £12,000
- serious arm injuries – up to £80,000
- arm amputation – up to £200,000
An arm injury can happen in a number of ways from road traffic accidents to a slip, trip, or fall and compensation is paid out for the physical injury. In addition to this, your personal injury solicitor** in Birmingham will also help you to recover any subsequent loss such as physiotherapy costs or loss of income.
If you would like to make an arm injury compensation claim then you should issue a claim against the negligent party within three years of the date of the accident. Or in the case of a child, within three years of the child’s 18th birthday. Any claim brought outside this time period may be statute barred and may require the permission of the court, which will only be granted in very limited circumstances.