Broken Arm Compensation Calculator

Have you been involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence? Did you suffer an injury as a result? If so, our guide could help. We’ll be looking at how you can use our broken arm compensation calculator to work out how much you could claim.

broken arm compensation calculator
Broken arm compensation calculator guide

Our guide will be exploring the process of making a personal injury claim to get the compensation you deserve. However, we understand if you still have questions after reading. If so, our advisors are available 24/7 to provide you with free legal advice and answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, our advisors can assess whether your claim has a good chance of success. If it does, they can connect you with our panel of personal injury solicitors, who can take you through the next steps of your claim. 

Fractured And Broken Arm Compensation Claims In The UK

For more information, call our advisors on 0800 408 7826. Alternatively, continue reading for further details on road traffic accidents, public accidents and accidents at work compensation examples.

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  1. A Guide To Using A Broken Arm Compensation Calculator
  2. What Is A Broken Arm Injury?
  3. What Could You Be Compensated For If You Broke Or Fractured Your Arm?
  4. Fractured And Broken Arm Causes
  5. Statistics About How Common Broken Arms Are
  6. What Care Costs And Expenses Could You Claim?
  7. Using A Broken Arm Compensation Calculator
  8. What Payout Could Be Awarded For A Broken Arm?
  9. Broken Arm Compensation Claims Calculator
  10. No Win No Fee Claim Agreements Broken Arm Compensation Calculator
  11. Get Free Claims Advice
  12. Ask If We Can Help You Calculate Compensation For Your Injury
  13. References
  14. FAQs On Fractured And Broken Arm Compensation Claims

A Guide To Using A Broken Arm Compensation Calculator

If you suffered a fractured arm in an accident that no one could have prevented, you may not have grounds to claim. However, in some situations, it’s likely someone owed you a duty of care. If someone breached their duty of care to protect your health and you suffered an arm injury as a result, you could claim compensation for the damages incurred. 

Our guide will be taking a detailed look at the compensation you could claim and the evidence you’ll need. This will allow you to assess whether you have a valid claim and if you do, how you could begin to build one. 

We understand you may be concerned about the cost of seeking legal representation. However, we’ll be providing information on having a solicitor represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. 

Most importantly, our guide will be looking at how you can use our personal injury calculator to work out how much compensation you could claim. 

What Is A Broken Arm Injury?

Before we look into compensation, let’s take a brief look at answering some questions you may have about a broken arm. For example, what are some common signs of a broken arm? What are the names of the bones in the arm? What are the common arm fracture types? 

According to the NHS, you may have experienced the following broken arm symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Swelling 
  • Bruising
  • Inability to use the affected arm due to pain

Additionally, the NHS recommends seeking immediate medical help if you’ve experienced any of the following:

  • Numbing
  • Tingling or pins and needles
  • Bone sticking out of the skin
  • Cut 
  • The arm is at an odd angle 

The arm bone fracture treatment might include an X-ray to assess the severity of the injury. This may be followed by a doctor putting the broken arm in a cast or splint. However, the treatment can vary depending on how severe the injury is. 

For more information, see the NHS guidelines or seek advice from a medical professional. 

Types of Arm Fractures In A Broken Arm Compensation Calculator

The humerus, radius and ulna are the three main bones in the arm. There could be damage to any one of these bones in an accident. For instance, adults or children could suffer an:

  • Open fracture 
  • Closed fracture 
  • Displaced fracture
  • Comminuted fracture
  • Greenstick fracture 
  • Buckle fracture 
  • Hairline fracture of the arm
  • Upper arm fracture

What Could You Be Compensated For If You Broke Or Fractured Your Arm?

There are two types of damages you may be able to claim compensation for: general and special damages. General damages cover the physical and emotional suffering caused by your injury. They also take into account how the injury has affected your quality of life. 

Furthermore, you may be able to claim additional compensation under special damages. These cover any past and future financial losses incurred as a direct result of your injury. For example, loss of earnings, travel costs (to and from appointments, for example) and medical expenses could be caused by injuries. However, they will be worked out separately to general damages as they vary from case to case. 

Evidence is key to supporting your claim. For instance, you’ll need to prove that your accident happened and that you sustained the injuries you’re claiming for. The following evidence could help:

  • CCTV footage
  • Pictures of the accident and injuries
  • Police reports
  • Medical reports
  • Witness statements 

For special damages, you’ll require such financial documents as payslips, receipts and invoices. 

Call our advisors on the number above if you require more information on evidence.

Fractured And Broken Arm Causes

There are a variety of ways you could have damaged your arm. Some accidents may have happened through no fault of anyone else. However,  someone may have been liable. For you to be eligible to make a claim, someone has to have been liable for an accident that caused you an injury. 

For that reason, we have included some common causes of a fractured arm and examples of how someone may be liable for the injuries. 

Broken Arms Caused By An Assault

If you were attacked or physically assaulted, you may make your claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). They handle claims from anyone who has suffered an injury as a result of a violent crime in Great Britain. 

For instance, if you were mugged and suffered a fractured forearm as a result, you could claim compensation through the CICA.

However, the process is a little different to a personal injury claim, so for more information, contact our advisors rather than referring to a broken arm compensation calculator.

Trips, Falls And Slips On The Same Level

According to the World Health Organisation, 37.3 million falls are severe enough to require medical attention each year.

Falls can be caused by:

  • Slipping on a spill in a supermarket aisle that was noticed but not attended to, and suffering an upper arm fracture.
  • Tripping on an uneven paving stone and sustaining a hairline fracture to the arm.
  • Falling over loose wires in a cluttered office and breaking the humerus bone in the arm.

Falling From A Height

8% of non-fatal injuries to employees in the workplace were caused by falls from height in 2019/20.

Causes of falls from a height can include: 

  • A cluttered stairwell at work causing you to fall down the stairs.
  • Falling from a faulty ladder in work and suffering a fractured radius.

However, they can happen outside of the workplace as well. For example:

  • Falling down an unsecured and unmarked maintenance hole while walking down the street.

Road Traffic Accidents

All road users are expected to provide a duty of care to each other as per the Road Traffic Act 1988 and The Highway Code. Both are in place to keep everyone safe on the road.

Failing to comply with either could result in accidents that cause injuries such as a fractured ulna. For instance: 

  • A T-bone accident caused by a driver not looking before turning at a junction and crashing into another car. 
  • A head-on collision between two cars on a rural road because one was speeding. 

You could see what you could potentially claim for a broken arm via our compensation calculator. Otherwise, why not contact our advisors for a free, no-obligation estimate?

Being Struck By A Moving Vehicle

Other road traffic accidents could involve vulnerable road users such as cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists being struck by other moving vehicles. This could include:

  • A car driver failing to check their mirrors when overtaking and hitting a cyclist. 
  • A lorry driver failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing and hitting a pedestrian. 

Being Struck By A Falling Object

Accidents involving a falling object could happen at work or in a public place. Both employers and occupiers of a public place are expected to do everything reasonably possible to keep workers and members of the public safe. 

For employers, they should comply with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. For occupiers, they need to comply with the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. Failing to do so could result in accidents of various kinds. For instance:

  • If there is building work on a public street that poses a risk of debris falling onto passersby, there should be something in place to prevent them from suffering an injury from falling debris. 
  • A worker could suffer an arm injury after being trapped under a machine that wasn’t secured down properly in work.

Being Struck By A Moving Object

There are many ways you could have suffered an injury as a result of a moving object. For example:

  • After your employer failed to carry out a risk assessment in work resulting in a defective machine hitting your arm. 
  • Stock falling on your arm after being stored away incorrectly.

You could value your claim for a broken arm via our compensation calculator. However, you could also ask our advisors for a free, accurate estimate too. Why not reach out?

Statistics About How Common Broken Arms Are

The graph below shows the number of employees’ non-fatal injuries sustained to the upper limbs, including the arm, in the workplace in 2019/20. The statistics provided are reported by employers through The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR). They don’t show broken arm injuries reported by employees. 

The statistics are taken from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) who is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. 

broken arm statistics

What Care Costs And Expenses Could You Claim?

As part of your claim, you may be able to seek compensation for any care costs for yourself or anyone else dependent on you caused by the injuries you sustained. For instance:

  • Child care costs
  • Care costs for an elderly parent 
  • Care for yourself 

Additionally, you may be able to claim for the cost of physical aids such as walking sticks or wheelchairs. 

These costs, if you have any, would be claimed under special damages. 

Using A Broken Arm Compensation Calculator

There aren’t any typical payouts for a personal injury at work, in a public place or on the road. However, our compensation payout calculator can provide an accurate estimate of your claim value. 

The calculator provides a figure of compensation that you could receive for the injury you’ve sustained. Whilst it may calculate lost earnings, it doesn’t account for some other special damages you may be eligible to claim. 

Additionally, if you’re not satisfied with the settlement figure you receive, you can get in touch with our advisors. They give free, no-obligation estimates of claims. However, if you’re unsure of the settlement negotiation process, a solicitor may be able to help.

What Payout Could Be Awarded For A Broken Arm?

General damages are calculated with the help of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), a document solicitors may use to value claims. 

Additionally, a solicitor may invite you to attend an independent medical assessment. A solicitor may use the additional medical evidence obtained from this assessment to value your claim based on the state of your injuries. It can also help to prove that your injuries were caused or worsened by the accident.

Special damages, if you have any, will be worked out separately and added to the total compensation awarded for your injury. 

Together, they may form your total compensation award. 

Broken Arm Compensation Claims Calculator

We have created a compensation table below that includes figures for specific arm injuries. This will give you an idea of what you could claim. We’ve taken the figures from the JCG. 

However, if your injury isn’t listed, you can use our personal injury calculator instead. 

ArmSevere Injuries: Injuries that fall short of amputation.£90,250 to £122,860
ArmInjuries resulting in permanent and substantial disablement: Serious fractures of one or both forearms where there is significant permanent residual disability whether functional or cosmetic.£36,770 to £56,180
ArmLess Severe Injury: While there will have been significant disabilities, a substantial degree of recovery will have taken place or will be expected.£18,020 to £36,770
ArmSimple fractures of the forearm£6,190 to £18,020
ArmLoss of both arms£225,960 to £281,520
ArmLoss of one arm: (i) Arm Amputated at the ShoulderNot less than £128,710
ArmLoss of one arm: (ii) Above-elbow Amputation£102,890 to £122,860
ArmLoss of one arm: (iii) Below-elbow Amputation£90,250 to £102,890

If you require any further information on compensation for an arm injury, get in touch with our advisors. 

No Win No Fee Claim Agreements Broken Arm Compensation Calculator

We understand that your injury may have already put you under financial strain for various reasons. This may be making you a little apprehensive about affording a solicitor to represent you. However, our advisors could connect you to a solicitor on our panel to work for you under a No Win No Fee agreement. 

This essentially means that if your case doesn’t win, you won’t need to pay the solicitor’s fees. If you do win the case, you’ll pay a success fee that’s capped by law. However, you would understand the fee with your solicitor before you start your claim. 

Most importantly, you can avoid upfront solicitor costs and ongoing solicitor costs during the claim. Furthermore, you can have the help of an experienced solicitor who can guide you every step of the way to get you the compensation you deserve. 

Get Free Claims Advice

Although we’ve already gone through a lot of information in our guide, we understand that you may still have questions. If so, you can get in touch with our advisors who can provide further clarification on anything regarding your personal injury claim. 

Additionally, if you’re still unsure of whether you have a valid case to claim, our advisors can assess whether your claim will have a good chance of being successful. They can do this by looking at who was liable and the evidence you have to prove someone was negligent. 

Once you’re ready to claim, they can connect you with a personal injury solicitor from our panel to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. To find out more, contact us on the following: 

  •     Telephone number: 0800 408 7826
  •     Live chat at the bottom of the page
  •     Contact us online and we can get back to you at your specified time

Ask If We Can Help You Calculate Compensation For Your Injury

If you’re still wondering ‘how much compensation would you get for a broken arm?’, don’t worry. If you have any problems working out your compensation with our calculator, our advisors can help. 

Alternatives To The Broken Arm Compensation Calculator

Whether you can’t find your injury listed on our compensation table or you’re struggling with the answers to some of the questions on our compensation payout calculator, our advisors can get an accurate estimate of your claim value. 

Call us on the number above and our advisors will be happy to help.


For any medical advice or information on broken arm symptoms, visit the NHS website.

If you require any further information on accident prevention in a public place, see the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

For further statistics on broken arms in road traffic accidents, see the 2019 report.

We have created a case study to show you how you could claim compensation for a broken arm that may provide further information.

Our guide on claiming compensation for a public accident may provide the information you need if you broke your arm in a public place.

Other Personal Injury Claims Guides You Can Read

FAQs On Fractured And Broken Arm Compensation Claims

We have provided answers to some commonly asked questions on making a personal injury claim, compensation and liability below. 

Could I claim on behalf of another person?

It’s possible to make a claim on behalf of someone else e.g. if they are a child under the age of 18 or an adult who lacks the mental capacity to claim for themselves. You can do this if you act as a litigation friend

What happens to compensation awarded to children?

Any compensation awarded for a child injury case is kept in an account until they turn 18. When they turn 18 they can access the money. However, the money can be used for the child before this under certain conditions. 

I broke my arm, who could I claim against?

It depends on who was liable for the accident that caused your injury. It’s important to have evidence to prove liability e.g. CCTV footage, witness statements, medical reports. 

What happens if I don’t have evidence?

Evidence is important in supporting your claim so there are a few things you could do to access as much evidence as possible. For instance, you could visit your doctor to access medical evidence to show the injuries you sustained. Additionally, you should try to access CCTV footage and witness statements if possible. 

Thanks for reading this guide about how to use our broken arm compensation calculator. 

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