In this article, we discuss how you could secure arm injury claim payouts if you’ve been injured during an accident that wasn’t your fault. If you were injured through negligence in the workplace, in a road traffic accident (RTA) or in a public place, we aim to explain the process of launching a claim from start to finish.
We use an illustrative case study to examine the claims process and show how two Heads of Loss can maximise a claimant’s settlement amount. We discuss how to correctly establish liability for what happened, how to identify who was legally responsible for your safety, and what evidence you will need to launch a claim. Our guide includes advice on estimating the potential compensation you could receive and the many benefits of using a No Win No Fee personal injury lawyer.
We show you where and how to find a personal injury lawyer to handle your case and how they could properly value your arm injury claim. We’ll also include the links to resources that could help inform your decision of whether to claim. If there’s anything you don’t understand or would like more information about, please feel free to contact our friendly team at any point.
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- A Guide To Calculate Compensation For A Crushed Arm
- What Is A Crushed Arm?
- Examples Of Financial Repercussions
- Common Crushed Arm Incidents
- What Are Care Claims For Arm Injury Claim Payouts?
- Expert Settlement Calculations For Arm Injury Claim Payouts
- Case Study: £250,000 Crushed Arm Compensation
- Eligibility Criteria For Specialist Estimates
- No Win No Fee Policy
- Your Case Could Use The Best Personal Injury Solicitors
- Call Our Advisors About Arm Injury Claim Payouts
- Further Clicks On Arm Injury Claim Payouts
We focus on liability in the workplace, in public places, and on the roads in this guide. And, we look at the importance of clarifying three crucial points at the start of your claim:
- Was someone responsible for protecting your health and safety when you were injured?
- Was that duty of care breached?
- Did the breach result in you suffering injuries?
If you feel confident that you could prove these three things occurred, you could be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries.
In this guide, we explain how a No Win No Fee personal injury lawyer could potentially maximise arm injury claim payouts.
Many online sites offer instant compensation amounts using personal injury calculators. However, they can miss your case’s finer details and produce inaccurate results.
A crushed arm occurs when the arm is subject to a strong force or pressure. It could be squeezed between two objects. Importantly, if the force is powerful enough, result in muscular compression and broken bone. According to the NHS, crushing can cause compartment syndrome. Groups of muscles in the arm are contained (with blood vessels and nerves) within tissue. This is a compartment. If the pressure within a compartment is increased substantially, blood flow is restricted and the muscles and nerves can be damaged.
Duty of Care and Crushed Arm Injury Payouts
Perhaps you were subject to a crushing arm injury that wasn’t your fault. If you are satisfied that the accident happened due to a breach of duty of care and your injuries resulted from something that could have been avoided, how do you establish liability?
There are rigorous requirements that employers must adhere to to ensure they’re creating a working environment that’s as safe as reasonably possible. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 describes the level of compliance expected and can be an informative way for you to understand an employer’s duty of care. You can also refer to the Health and Safety Executive to learn how to report your accident at work properly.
In public places, the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 aims to provide similar safety compliance for anywhere accessible to the public. This law is aimed at controllers of property, premises or land, which includes local authorities. So if your accident happened in the street, in a park, or whilst out shopping it seeks to protect you as much as possible from injury.
The Highway Code asks all road users to demonstrate a duty of care to each other. Whatever the driver’s age or experience, these rules require road users to anticipate that others may not show a high standard of diligence and care
If breaches of any of the above rules or laws led to your crushed arm injury, you could be owed arm injury claim payouts. Call our team if you’d like free legal advice with no necessity for you to proceed with our services.
As the victim of an accident that was not your fault, you may find that you suffer in multiple ways. You may suffer from the injury caused by the accident, but also from resultant financial problems.
A No Win No Fee personal injury lawyer could help you to recoup the financial loss as compensation. They could advise on the best way to keep a record of the loss and what kind of evidence you would need to acquire. Special damages aim to restore the unforeseen costs you’ve suffered such as loss of income, missed work opportunities, travel costs, carer costs, and adaptations or medical bills.
If you are finding mounting money problems are hindering your recovery from injuries caused by an accident that was not your fault, speak to our friendly team today. As you may be able to have interim payments if liability has been admitted.
Many possible scenarios could result in severe damage to your arm. The three prominent arm bones (the humerus, ulna and radius) can be susceptible to fracturing. But, the shoulder, elbow, and wrist can all be injured too.
The NHS advises on the symptoms and treatment for arm injuries. For an injury as serious as that in our case study (a crushed limb), the consequences may involve amputation or permanent disfigurement depending on severity.
The government provides statistics on workplace injuries. During 2019/20, 693,000 accidents at work were reported, costing the industry £16.2 billion. Road collisions are also responsible for a high volume of injury. Serious arm injury could potentially happen during an RTA as a motorist, cyclist, or passenger.
Anything that might cause you to slip or trip could result in arm injury in public places. For clarification about your rights in any given scenario that left you injured, call our team today for advice.
Whether it’s your dominant arm or not, an arm injury may leave you incapacitated for some time. You may not be able to work as expected or attend to any of your usual household tasks and domestic routines. If you have family and friends who can shop, clean, and cook for you they would be providing ‘gracious care’. Your compensation payout can recognise this expense if it’s adequately recorded.
If you cannot rely on your family’s help, you may need to pay for someone to come into your home to support you. These costs can be very high. However, if you go on to make a successful claim these expenses can be recuperated as part of special damages.
Your No Win No Fee lawyer can show you how to keep track of these expenses and others so that you may present them as evidence. They could act as proof that the injuries have impacted you financially. Without correct evidence, this money could be lost to you.
Your compensation claim could rest on the results of a medical examination. This is your opportunity to have a professional confirm that your injuries were sustained due to the accident.
Once this evidence is in place, your No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor could go on to calculate potential compensation under two heads.
- General damages: These seek to value a reward based on aspects of the injuries, such as pain and suffering and loss of amenity. General damages are, essentially, compensation for physical or psychological injury. The Judicial College Guidelines is a regularly-updated publication that solicitors may use to value injuries. The guidelines estimate that for a crushed arm that may need partial or complete amputation above the elbow, a compensation payout of between £102,890 and £122,860 could be deemed appropriate.
- Special damages: These recognise the financial loss that can be proved with bills and receipts. Special damages include loss of earnings, missed work bonuses or opportunities, the cost of travel to hospital appointments, and any paid help you needed to cope with everyday life demands. They seek to restore anything that, due to your injuries, cost you financially.
Speak to our team today to see how we could help get the most out of your personal injury claim. You could be entitled to arm injury claim payouts.
Mr White’s accident happened so quickly, yet the repercussions will be with him for the rest of his life. He worked at the local recycling plant as a machine operative and had never suffered an accident at work. That is, until the day that he slipped on a spillage that had not been attended to on the factory floor.
As he slipped, Mr White caught his right arm in one of the pressure packing machines which crushed it under 200lb pressure plates. It utterly destroyed his arm from just below the shoulder to the hand. At the hospital, he was advised that the best course of action would be amputation.
As he tried to absorb the shock and trauma of what happened, he had nagging thoughts: ‘Why did I slip? Why was that spillage not marked or cleaned up?’
Understandably, he felt aggrieved that this accident had had such a life-altering impact on him. After a while, he considered his options for launching a personal injury claim against his employers.
Lacking disposable income to hire a solicitor, he was horrified to see the costs of trying to cope with his new disability mount up. After reading about how a No Win No Fee solicitor had been able to help someone in a similar situation, he called and explained his case. The solicitor agreed to represent him. The case was settled out of court, and the recycling plant admitted liability for Mr White’s injuries. He was awarded £250,000. The table below shows the breakdown of his compensation.
|Mr White suffered highly distressing, long-term
emotional impact and ongoing pain because of the loss of an arm. He was
|Mr White was unable to return to his job and
was facing life as someone with a serious
disability. His loss of
earnings were estimated at £115,000.
|He needed help from carers : £7,140
|Travel costs and modifications to
his car and home: £5,000
|Cleaner, cook, gardener etc £5,000
This case is purely an example but it illustrates the sort of claims solicitors handle and how they can result in the best possible arm injury claim payouts for clients.
General and special damages, combined, could greatly improve the amount of compensation you’re awarded.
There may be many financial repercussions that could be proved and included in your claim. While compensation amounts can vary, speaking to a lawyer can be a more accurate way of estimating them rather than using an online personal injury claims calculator.
If you’d like to discuss potential arm injury claim payouts, our team of advisors is on-hand 24/7. You can freephone them and you’re under no obligation to proceed with our services after speaking with them.
You may be familiar with the term No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor. What are the advantages of using the services of such a solicitor for your arm injury compensation claim? Well, benefits can include:
- Having nothing to pay the solicitor upfront.
- Having no fees to pay whilst your case is progressing.
- Not having to pay your solicitor’s fees if your case fails.
If your case is successful, there is a nominal success fee to pay your solicitors. This amount is capped by law to keep it low. The bulk of the money goes directly to you. You could receive excellent legal advice and support throughout your case.
No Win No Fee solicitors will only accept your case if there’s a favourable chance of success. If your case wins, resulting in arm injury claim payouts, you could gain back your financial standing and allow yourself the time to heal properly from your ordeal.
If you’ve decided to go ahead with a claim against your employer, a private operator, or a road user whose negligence caused your injuries, what do you do next? If you have decided to use a solicitor to represent your case you may use the internet to search for No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors. A term that will generate thousands of search results.
Reviews can give an insight into how quickly claims are settled. Also how properly they are valued. But, they can be conflicting and there could be many to trawl through. That’s where we could help.
We have a panel of personal injury solicitors that have the knowledge and capability to ensure your claim is filed correctly. And you receive the right amount of compensation for a valid claim. It’s no longer essential to use a firm local to you. And when you speak to us, we could put you in touch with a solicitor suited to you.
Getting in touch to discuss arm injury compensation or any accident that wasn’t your fault is easy. You can:
- Call us on 0800 408 7825.
- Drop us a line.
- Speak to our friendly team via the live chat window, bottom right.
We hope that this article has helped you in your decision to claim. If you’re ready to go ahead or require further information on any of the topics we’ve discussed, get in touch.
Our guide could help you when making a claim against the council.
We also have a guide about accident hotspots in public places.
Our guide to accidents whilst shopping could be of use if you injured yourself in a shop or supermarket.
The Health and Safety Executive has more government statistics about workplace accidents.
The NHS provides medical information on amputations.
They also provide advice on using NHS services.
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