Arm injuries, including broken bones, most commonly occur during sports or recreational activities, at work when performing physical tasks, or as the result of a car accident.

In children, most arm injuries occur whilst playing sports or after accidental falls. The risk for injury is higher in contact and high speed sports, such as cycling, roller blading, skiing, snowboarding, and skateboarding. Forearms, wrists, hands, and fingers are the most affected body areas. Any injury occurring at the end of a long bone near a joint may injure the growth plate and needs to be investigated by x-ray.

Older adults are at higher risk for injuries and fractures because they lose muscle mass and bone strength (osteoporosis) as they age. They also have more problems with vision and balance which increases their risk for accidental injury.

Compensation - what could you receive?

Although a claim is made up of monetary losses as well as compensation for the sort of injury you suffer, there are guideline amounts to help you and your solicitor understand what you may be entitled to as a result of your injury. These include:

  • Simple arm fracture - Approx. £5,000 to £15,000
  • Serious injury to elbow - Approx. £12,000 to £25,000
  • Serious injury - Approx. £15,000 to £30,000
  • Very serious injury, excluding amputation - Approx. £75,000 to £100,000
  • Arm amputation - Likely minimum of £100,000

Once we have assessed your injury and the circumstances in which it occurred, your solicitor may be able to make a more accurate estimate of how much you are likely to receive in compensation.

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If you have suffered a fracture, break or any other injury to your arm and would like some advice, complete our callback form above, phone us on 0800 10 757 95 to talk to a member of our trained staff and start your arm injury claim, or click on "start my claim" below.