Welcome to this guide on how an elbow injury claim calculator could benefit you. If you have suffered an elbow injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be wondering if you can claim compensation.
In this guide, we will share some of the potential impacts of suffering an elbow injury. Additionally, we will discuss some examples of accidents that can cause an elbow injury and how a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel could help you. Furthermore, we explain how to use our compensation calculator to value your claim.
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- Elbow Injury Claim Calculator
- What Is An Elbow Injury?
- Examples Of Accidents Causing An Elbow Injury
- Potential Impact Of Suffering An Elbow Injury
- How Could An Elbow Injury Claim Calculator Benefit Me?
- Connect With No Win No Fee Solicitors For Elbow Injury Claims
- Learn More About Using Our Elbow Injury Claim Calculator
If you are awarded personal injury compensation, your settlement might be made up of two different kinds of damages. These are called general damages and special damages.
General damages seek to compensate you for any physical and mental suffering you have experienced because of your injury. Using the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), we have included a table of guideline compensation brackets below.
Personal injury lawyers often use the JCG to help them value claims. Please use the following figures as a guideline only; the amount you actually receive will depend on the factors specific to your case.
|Wrist Injuries||(a)- Complete loss of function in the wrist.||£47,620 - £59,860|
|Wrist Injuries||(d) - A fracture or soft tissue injury, for example. Complete recovery should take place within 12 months.||£6,080 - £10,350|
|Other Arm Injuries||(b) - Serious fractures in one or both forearms. There will be a significant permanent residual disability.||£39,170 - £59,860|
|Injuries to the Elbow||A severely disabling injury.||£39,170 - £54,830|
|Injuries to the Elbow||Less Severe - The person’s injury will cause functional impairment but will not need major surgery.||£15,650 - £32,010|
|Injuries to the Elbow||Moderate or Minor (iii) - The person will suffer from a simple fracture that will cause no permanent damage. The injury will recover after three years but may involve surgery.||Up to £12,590|
|Injuries to the Elbow||Moderate or Minor (ii) - The person will suffer from a simple fracture that will cause no permanent damage. The symptoms will resolve within 18-24 months. Nuisance symptoms might last for longer than this.||In the region of £6,500|
|Injuries to the Elbow||Moderate or Minor (i) - The person will suffer from a simple fracture that will cause no permanent damage. The injury will fully resolve after one year.||In the region of £3,530|
|Shoulder Injuries||Serious - The person will have a dislocated shoulder. This will cause pain in the neck and shoulder with aching in the elbow. Symptoms will include restricted shoulder movement and grip weakness.||£12,770 - £19,200|
|Shoulder Injuries||Minor (ii) - The person will have a soft tissue injury with considerable pain. They experience almost complete recovery within a year.||£2,450 - £4,350|
Special damages seek to compensate you for the financial losses you’ve suffered because of your injury. For example, if you’ve suffered from multiple serious injuries and have had to pay for a private carer to look after you, you could claim these care expenses back.
Similarly, you could claim back any lost earnings if your injuries left you unable to work. Make sure to keep any receipts and financial records as evidence of these expenses to be able to claim them back.
For more information on the amount of compensation you could receive or how to use our compensation calculator to value your claim, speak with one of our advisors today.
An elbow injury is an injury to the joint in your arm. Elbow injuries can happen in a number of different ways. However, in order for you to be able to claim, your injury must have been caused by a breach of duty of care.
An elbow injury can impact your life in a number of ways. It might cause you pain and discomfort.
The elbow is an important part of the arm in terms of mobility and movement. If your elbow is injured severely, then this could stop you from being able to move it. This could impact your ability to do your job or carry out activities that you used to enjoy, such as sport.
You can use our elbow injury claim calculator to see how much you could be owed in compensation. Or, if you would prefer, you can speak with a member of our team for an assessment of your case.
You can sustain an elbow injury in a number of different circumstances as a result of a breach of duty of care. Below are some examples of potential scenarios that could lead to this kind of accident.
Accident at Work
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA) states that your employer owes you a duty of care. If your employer were to act negligently, this could result in a workplace injury.
For example, your employer failed to ensure that the stockroom at your supermarket job is free of clutter and hazards. Because of this, you slip and fall on some discarded packaging and sustain a broken elbow in this accident at work.
Road Traffic Accidents
The Road Traffic Act 1988 establishes the duty of care that road users owe one another. Furthermore, all road users should follow the guidance in the Highway Code. Failure to do so could cause a road accident.
For example, a driver doesn’t check to see if the junction is clear before pulling out. Their car crashes into the side of your motorbike, causing you to fall off the bike and sustain a broken elbow as well as a fractured forearm.
Public Place Accidents:
The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 sets out the rules and obligations that the party in control of a public space needs to adhere to as part of their duty of care. It states that they must ensure the public place is safe for the general public to use for its intended purpose.
For example, your local supermarket hasn’t fixed a loose floor tile despite being told about this. You trip over this loose tile, which results in you suffering from a fractured elbow.
2022 Injury Figures
The Reporting of Injuries and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) is a piece of legislation that requires that certain injuries and incidents are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
According to statistics from the HSE, 6,282 injuries to a single location of the upper limb (excluding fingers, hands and wrists) were reported in 2020/21. It also states that 937 dislocations, 14,784 sprains & strains, and 15,159 fracture injuries were reported, some of which may have been elbow injuries.
After suffering an elbow injury, you could be suffering both mentally and physically. You could be in ongoing physical pain as a result of your injury.
If you experience chronic pain as a result of your injury, or if your physical injuries stop you from being able to live your life in the way you used to, this could also cause psychological injuries. For example, if you were an avid tennis player and can no longer do this, then it may cause you to become depressed.
You could experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if your accident was traumatic. The impact that mental injuries can have on your quality of life can be taken into account when valuing your claim.
Use our elbow injury claim calculator to see how much your settlement could be worth. Alternatively, you can speak with one of our advisors. If your claim has a good chance of success, you could be connected with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel.
An elbow injury claim calculator can help you by letting you know how much compensation you could be entitled to. It will prompt you to enter some details about your accident and will give you an estimation of your claim’s value.
In the aftermath of your injury, you can take additional steps to help strengthen your claim:
- Receive medical attention – depending on the severity of your injury, you might want to receive treatment. Ask for a copy of any diagnostics and treatments you receive due to your injury, as this can be used as evidence.
- Gather evidence – This can include CCTV footage that shows the accident happening, eyewitnesses’ contact details and medical reports.
- Get legal advice – Our team is here to help you 24 hours a day with free legal advice regarding your injury. Contact us today if you require help.
If you’d rather not use a calculator to value your claim, you can speak with an advisor instead. They will be happy to give you free legal advice about claiming. If your claim seems valid, they could pass you to a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel.
Our panel of solicitors could help you with a No Win No Fee agreement in place, a popular form of which is the Conditional Fee Agreement. If you are looking to seek compensation and would like to do so with legal representation, this arrangement could be beneficial to you.
Some of the benefits of this agreement are:
- Nothing to pay your lawyer upfront or as they work on your claim.
- If your claim is successful, you will have a small success fee deducted from your compensation by your solicitor.
- You will not be obligated to pay for your solicitor’s services if your claim is not successful.
If you’d like to know whether you could be connected with a No Win No Fee lawyer from our panel, why not get in touch today? If you have a valid case, then an advisor could provide you with legal representation.
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Below are some additional resources for you.
NHS: Elbow and arm pain.
Gov.uk: Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
Think!: Road safety laws.
Thank you for reading this guide on how an elbow injury claim calculator could help you. If you have any more questions, please get in touch.
Writer Megan Rowland
Publisher Fern Scott