£50,000 For A Broken Arm: A Guide To Claiming Compensation
If you break your arm in an accident due to negligence, you could receive compensation. However, it’s worth becoming as knowledgeable as possible before making a claim. Therefore, this guide provides a case study on a £50,000 payout for a broken arm. In addition, we’ll provide details on care claims, general damages and special damages, compensation calculation estimates and No Win No Fee agreements.
In the meantime, feel free to contact our specialist team about your broken arm accident. From there, we can connect you to our panel of personal injury lawyers, who could then handle your case.
Before then, though, you can click any of the headings below to find out more.
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- A Guide To Calculate Compensation Claims For Broken Arms
- What Are Arm Fractures?
- Types Of Financial Losses From Arm Fractures
- How To Add A Care Claim To Your Payout
- Calculate Compensation Amounts For Broken Arms
- £50,000 Case Study: Compensation Payouts For Arm Fractures
- Your Free Compensation Estimate For Ulna And Radius Fractures
- Arm Fracture No Win No Fee Promise
- Top Quality Personal Injury Lawyer Services
- Talk With Our Team
- Further Guidance
A broken arm injury may be the result of an avoidable accident. In that case, it is highly advisable to seek legal advice; you could be entitled to compensation. We’ll be covering this in great detail by discussing:
- What an arm fracture is
- The financial losses from a broken arm
- Information about care claims
- General damages and special damages
- A case study of a £50,000 compensation payout
- Compensation calculators
- No Win No Fee agreements
If you break your arm in an accident and wish to take legal action, there is a time limit in which you must act. This means that you would have 3 years to claim from the date that you suffered your broken arm. What about if the injured person is a child (someone aged under 18) or a victim who lacks the mental capacity to claim? Well, a close relative or another appointed representative could act as their litigation friend. And the litigation friend could then process the claim on their behalf.
For further details, chat to our expert team about any of the aforementioned topics.
An arm fracture is the result of any broken bones within the arm region. This could include the humerus, the ulna or the radius. And there are numerous symptoms which could indicate an arm fracture. Amongst those are significant pain, swelling and bruising. In serious cases, the arm may be facing an unusual angle or is in an unusual shape. Furthermore, the arm may feel unusable due to the pain.
In order for your case to be successful, the following 3 criteria must be met:
- Someone owed you a duty of care
- Yet that duty of care was breached, which caused an accident
- And the consequence of that accident was you suffering a fractured arm.
We can help you with three general circumstances that embody potential negligence cases for a broken arm injury. One of these is employers’ liability (EL), which covers any workplace accidents. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 states that an employer should, so far as reasonably possible, uphold the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees. An accident at work could involve falling equipment, exposure to boiling liquids or faulty equipment. Such incidents could be the result of a breach in the duty of care owed to you by your employer, and it could lead to a broken arm at work claim.
Another of these is public liability (PL), which handles any accidents in a public place. The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 imposes a duty of care on those in control of public spaces to prevent any accidents. But there is always the prospect of a slip, trip or fall. If you’re injured in a public place, it could signify a duty of care breach. This then may lead to a possible public injury or public accident claim.
And then we have road traffic accidents (RTAs). The Highway Code says all drivers should show a duty of care towards other drivers and vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists. An accident in this regard could be the result of a low-velocity collision in a car park. Or it may be a cyclist being knocked off their bike by a driver who hadn’t checked their blind spot.
Either way, such a breach of duty may justify a car accident claim. But don’t waste your time looking for a car accident lawyer. Instead, chat with our friendly team, and they can connect you to our panel of personal injury lawyers. Please use our contact form to get in touch.
Financial losses caused by arm fractures could encompass a variety of things. Amongst them are medical expenses, potential public transportation costs, and also professional rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy.
And don’t forget lost earnings from work, which could take a real financial toll, especially for severe breaks.
Telephone us by using the number at the top of the page to discover more about potential financial losses.
Now, you may be aware of care claims. They fall under a head of claim called special damages. Under this, you can recover any care-related costs incurred because of the injury. They could include:
- Additional support from any relatives and friends
- Professional home nursing costs
- General services, like cleaning or gardening
As for whether it could include previous care you were receiving for your arm? Well, that wouldn’t be applicable. Indeed, a care claim only handles care that is the direct result of your injury. Nevertheless, if you want to know more about care claims, please use our Live Chat.
You may wonder how your personal injury lawyer may calculate your potential compensation amount. For your solicitor to determine this figure, however, you would have to undergo an independent medical evaluation. Why? Because a full medical check would diagnose the true extent of your injury, which includes the predicted recovery period. And it could specifically link the accident with your present-day condition. From there, a settlement figure would be estimated, and it would be broken down into general damages and special damages.
General damages compensate you for the pain, suffering and impact on your life brought about by your forearm fracture. The spotlight would be on the physical and mental harm of the accident.
Special damages, meanwhile, cover the monetary cost of your broken arm. These include lost earnings, medical expenses, travel costs and potential physiotherapy. Depending on whether or not you were filing a separate care claim, you could mention professional nursing costs here too. For serious injuries, it’s also possible to ask for the costs of any future losses, such as in cases where you cannot return to work.
Want to know more? You can call us on the number above to discuss general damages and special damages in further detail.
Paul Leighton, 40, works as a scientist in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He lives alone in a ground floor council flat located across the street from his workplace. Paul often works night shifts and has done so for many years.
One particular night, Paul was working in the lab. He went to fetch a beaker, but he was unaware that a colleague had spilt a liquid. Paul slipped and landed on his left side. He put his left arm out to try and break his fall. But he immediately heard a “snap”, and his left arm was in great pain. After a consultation with the first aid team on-site, Paul was quickly taken to his local hospital.
He was diagnosed with a severely broken arm, which required surgery. The operation was a success, with a project recovery time of 12 weeks. However, Paul was informed that the break had impacted the ulnar nerve. This would leave him with a limited range of movement between his elbow and wrist. So, while he could use his upper arm, he would now have a permanent lower-arm disability.
The impact of the injury devastated Paul. His science work was not only put on hold while he recuperated, but the prospect of his left arm being somewhat disabled called into question the rest of his career. Consider the importance of executing serious tasks to perfection in a science lab, and the potential dangers of a mistake. Given the condition of Paul’s arm, doubt would be raised as to whether he could continue in his pressurised position.
Paul underwent physiotherapy to rehabilitate the arm as best he could. Although his range of motion would not be to the extent that it had been previously, he still wished to remain strong and active, and over time, Paul made a substantial recovery.
Because he lived alone, Paul also had to pay costs for professional nursing, cleaning and gardening services during his recovery. He was distraught about the whole experience, especially given the avoidable nature of the accident.
After seeking legal advice, Paul filed a compensation claim against his employer. They admitted liability swiftly and agreed to settle.
Paul received £50,000 as an out-of-court settlement from his employer’s insurance company. This included £36,500 in general damages and £13,500 in special damages.
Type Of Special Damages Includes: How Much?
Current Loss Lost earnings from being unable to work during his recovery £9,000
Physiotherapy Costs of professional rehabilitation (private) £1,000
Medical Expenses Costs of medical care relating to the accident £700
Transportation Expenses Costs of public transport to and from the hospital £300
Professional Care Costs of nursing, cleaning and gardening during his recovery £2,400
Additional Costs Added costs relating to the impact on the sufferer's life £100
The case of Mr Leighton is purely an example. It is based on our past experiences of handling and valuing claims and serves to illustrate how accidents can happen and how they are valued.
We offer a free estimate for both all types of arm fractures, including an ulna fracture and a radius fracture. Now, you may have heard about personal injury claims calculators. They can help determine potential compensation amounts for injuries such as ulna or radius fractures. But oftentimes they merely provide template figures for typical scenarios.
We know that every accident is different, and that everybody’s circumstances are different too. Which is why we want to learn as much as we can about you and your case. Because we can then provide a much more accurate estimate. And, again, we emphasise that this service is free, regardless of whether you take legal action or not.
Contact us about your personal injury claim and we can work towards providing your free compensation estimate.
You could benefit from our No Win No Fee service if you claim for your broken arm. No Win No Fee means:
- No requirement to pay legal fees upfront
- And no requirement to pay legal fees before or during the case
- If your case doesn’t succeed, you won’t be liable to pay any of your lawyers fees.
- If the case is a success, your solicitor will deduct a small percentage of your award to help cover their costs. This percentage is capped by law, meaning you get the bulk of your compensation.
So, if your case is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay anything to your solicitor. And all of this means less stress during the legal process.
Use our Live Chat or give us a call to get all the details about No Win No Fee agreements.
Finding the best lawyer relies on ticking numerous boxes. A successful track record is one thing to look out for. Then you also have any positive reviews that are accessible online. In addition, any solicitors with a speciality in handling broken arm claims would also be helpful.
However, the locality isn’t a factor which should receive top priority within your search. That’s because we’re always covering cases for clients across the whole of the UK, as our service is nationwide.
What’s more, our panel of personal injury lawyers specialises in every major injury possible, including broken arms. And remember that we take cases which have a good chance of succeeding. So, speak to our knowledgeable team today to find out more.
Now, we want to hear from you. To discuss your claim for a broken arm or for free legal advice and support, you can get in touch via the following methods:
We are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And don’t forget that there is no obligation to proceed with your case.
We appreciate you taking the time to read our guide about making a claim for a broken arm. To find out further information, you can use the links below.
To read the official NHS guidance on broken arm injuries, click here.
Learn all about bone breaks and fractures by clicking here.
To read the Employment Rights Act 1996, which includes information on how to handle injuries at work, you can click here.