By Daniel Burnham. Last Updated 4th November 2022. If you’ve suffered a fractured arm bone from an incident caused by a breach of duty of care, you may be able to claim compensation. You can do this by making a personal injury claim. It can, however, be difficult to know the amount you could receive from making a claim. This is where our olecranon fracture compensation calculator could help. It can provide you with a reliable compensation estimate in just a few minutes.
How To Calculate Compensation For A Olecranon Fracture
This guide will answer important questions about the claims process, such as:
- How much compensation could be owed for an olecranon fracture?
- Is swelling normal after olecranon fracture surgery?
- What are the different arm fracture types?
- How do you treat a broken elbow?
- How long does it normally take to recover from a fractured elbow?
- What kind of things can you claim when making an elbow fracture claim?
- How can a No Win No Fee solicitor help you receive compensation?
Our advisors offer free legal advice so, if you have any questions or queries, please get in touch. They can tell you if you’re eligible to make a claim and can even provide you with a compensation estimate over the phone.
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- What Is An Olecranon Fracture?
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- Updated Rates Of Employee Accidents And Injuries
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- Olecranon Fracture – Evidence You’ll Need To Claim
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Falling directly on the elbow or suffering a blow to the elbow can cause arm injuries of varying severities. Depending on the extent of the injury, it could impact your ability to work and care for yourself until you’ve fully recovered. You might be able to make a successful claim if the injury came about because someone else breached their duty of care towards you.
This is where our compensation payout calculator could help. It can give you a reliable estimate in just a few minutes. All it needs to know is:
- The kind of injury you’ve suffered
- How the injury occurred
- Whether you’ve experienced a loss of earnings as a result of your injury
If you prefer, you can speak to one of our advisors. They provide free legal advice and can answer any queries you might have about your ability to claim. You can also call them at a time that suits you using the phone number at the top of this screen.
There are three bones in your arm. The radius and ulna are the two bones that make up your forearm. The humerus bone runs from your elbow to your shoulder.
A fractured arm injury could describe an injury to any of these bones. This gives you a better understanding of the different fracture types you could suffer. A broken elbow, or olecranon fracture, is a fracture to the bony protrusion of the elbow.
The olecranon is the proximal extremity of the ulna articulated with the humerus bone. The fracture can be caused by direct trauma to the elbow, for example, from events such as car crashes and other vehicle collisions. To confirm a fractured arm, an X-ray will be performed upon you arriving at the hospital.
Regarding how to treat a fracture of the olecranon, treatment can involve wearing a sling to keep the arm in place as it begins to heal. However, you may require surgery in some cases, such as if the injury is a compound fracture. A surgeon will often use pins and wires to fix the fractured bone in place.
After the surgery, you may be asking, “is swelling normal after olecranon fracture surgery?”. It is a common side-effect, and the swelling tends to go down after a few days. You should seek medical attention if you’re concerned about the swelling of your elbow fracture.
Recovery usually takes six weeks to heal, but it can take longer if surgery is required. Further complications could be if you’ve suffered multiple arm injuries due to the fall, such as both an olecranon fracture and a fractured radius. Always confirm your recovery plan with a medical professional. You can use our olecranon fracture compensation calculator at any time to see how much compensation you could receive.
There are two potential heads of claim when making a personal injury claim for any type of injury, whether it’s a compression fracture or a fractured arm bone. General damages relate to the physical and psychological pain caused by the injury, as well as the general decline in your quality of life. The value of the general damages head of your claim will depend on how severely you have been affected by your injuries.
Special damages, meanwhile, relate to the financial losses incurred due to the injury. This means that, if you have sufficient evidence, you could claim things like:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Travel costs
- Recreational activities that you can now no longer attend.
For free legal advice to help with any questions you have, please call our advisors using the phone number at the top of this page.
The key to making a successful personal injury claim is proving that third-party negligence caused your injury. Negligence occurs when a third party had a responsibility to keep you safe but failed to do so.
To better understand when you can use our olecranon fracture compensation calculator, this section provides examples of negligence that could lead to a successful claim.
Car And Other Vehicle Collisions
Every road user in the UK has a duty of care to one another. This is established in the Highway Code. This code outlines the things that road users are expected to do to keep one another safe. The duty of care is the same for all road users; there are no exceptions made for drivers who are inexperienced or newly qualified.
Car crashes and other vehicle collisions can cause devastating, life-changing injuries. If you feel you’ve been injured due to road user negligence, you may be able to claim. Examples of such negligence might include:
- Having another car slam into you due to the other driver failing to look before pulling out onto a junction. This car accident could cause multiple injuries, such as a fractured ulna, a broken foot and direct blows to the elbow leading to an olecranon fracture.
- A motorcyclist turning onto a roundabout at the wrong time, causing a multi-car pile-up.
- Suffering a compression fracture and a compound fracture to your elbow because a lorry driver was looking at their phone while changing lanes. This could result in them crashing into the side of you and fracturing your elbow.
If your injuries are worth less than £5,000, you need to claim through a different method. This is outlined in The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. However, please call to speak to a member of our experienced personal injury team before deciding to claim through this method. Your injuries may be worth more than you assume they are.
Manual Handling Accidents
Your employer has a duty of care to everyone that they employ. The employer needs to ensure they are taking all reasonably practicable steps in providing a safe work environment.
This duty of care is outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. If your employer breaches their duty of care towards you and you are injured as a result, you may be able to claim.
Manual handling roles can lead to injuries due to their physical nature. These injuries could be unavoidable or an example of you not doing your role properly. However, they could also be caused by your employer’s negligence.
Examples of negligence include:
- Being asked to carry an object that is too heavy. This could lead to you slipping, losing balance, and causing multiple injuries such as a broken radius, a fractured ulna and a broken nose.
- Insufficient training resulting in you not handling an object correctly. This could cause musculoskeletal conditions and multiple fractures to your radius.
- Poorly installed flooring resulting in you slipping and injuring yourself. This could lead to you falling directly on the elbow.
Accidents In The Construction Industry
You may have also suffered a fractured arm while working in the construction industry and be unsure if you’re able to claim. An elbow fracture can be a very debilitating injury. As such, if you feel you’ve suffered it due to employer negligence, you have every right to see if you can claim. Examples of negligence in this could include:
- Being injured due to malfunctioning machinery. For example, a forklift could be faulty, causing it to crash into you. This could cause a fractured elbow and lead to you asking, “how much compensation for an olecranon fracture?”
- Working with old equipment, such as a ladder. This could cause you to fall, resulting in multiple injuries, such as a broken rib, a broken heel and a fractured radius.
- An insufficient risk assessment having been provided in the workplace. This could mean that a hazard to your safety is missed. For example, employees may track in water from outside on rainy days, but this is not picked up in a risk assessment. As a result, you fall and fracture your elbow.
Falls Directly Onto The Elbow
People in control of public places have a duty of care to every member of the public that uses this space. Their duty of care is outlined in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.
The person in control of the space (the “occupier”) needs to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the people that use it. If they haven’t taken reasonable steps which could have prevented your injury, you may be able to claim.
Examples of occupier negligence could include:
- Falling downstairs due to a faulty handrail. This could cause serious injuries, such as a fractured pelvis.
- Slipping on a wet floor due to no warning signs being present.
- An automatic door malfunctions, causing it to close on your elbow. This could cause different arm fracture types, such as multiple fractures to your radius and olecranon.
Other Causes Of Direct Blows To The Elbow
You may experience a fracture to your arm or elbow if you’ve been injured in a criminal attack. You can still claim compensation for your injuries. However, the compensation amount produced by our calculator may not be accurate for these kinds of claims.
This is because you would need to claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). They have their own tariff of injuries which show how much you will receive for the injury you have sustained.
Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors can still help you receive this kind of compensation. Examples of criminal activities you could claim from include:
- Being injured whilst being mugged.
- Being sexually assaulted.
- Suffering a scar injury after being attacked whilst inside a shop as it’s being robbed.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) supplies UK work-related injury statistics. They have percentage figures concerning reported non-fatal injuries to employees. As you can see, slips trips or falls on the same level account for 29% of these types of incidents. Handling, lifting or carrying account for 19%, while being struck by a moving object make up 11% of these.
These statistics show that you can injure yourself at work in many different ways. If you feel employer negligence may have caused your injury, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
You can either use our olecranon fracture compensation calculator or, if you prefer, call our advisors for free legal advice to see if you’re eligible to claim. You can call them using the phone number at the top of this page.
As part of claiming special damages, you could also claim for any care costs you’ve had to experience due to the injury. As with claiming for any financial loss, you’ll need evidence to prove the value of the loss.
A broken elbow can cause further health complications and, particularly if you have a manual job, could leave you unable to work for at least several weeks. Care costs you may claim from this injury include:
- Private physiotherapy sessions to help with recovery
- The value of gracious care provided by a loved one.
You will need to provide evidence to prove the care costs that you have incurred. This might include things like receipts and invoices for services you have had to pay for.
If you’ve sustained an olecranon fracture due to a breach of duty of care, then you could be owed compensation. However, part of the claims process involves being able to support your version of events. You can help achieve this by gathering quality evidence. An elbow fracture, such as an olecranon fracture, may be caused in a variety of incidents.
Here are some ways you could prove that it was someone else’s negligence that caused the accident that resulted in your injury:
- Visual Evidence – CCTV footage and photographs can be submitted to establish both the cause of the accident as well the extent of the injuries.
- Medical records – Detailed records will be generated during your treatment for your olecranon fracture by the NHS or private healthcare companies, depending on where you receive your care. You have the right to request access to these documents at any time.
- Witness contact details – Make sure you have a way of reaching those who saw how you were injured. They could submit a written statement at a later date.
To find out more about potential evidence you could obtain, get in touch with your advisors today.
General damages relate to the physical pain and emotional injury caused by the injury. If your claim is successful, the amount of general damages compensation will be based on how severe the injury is. However, the amount you could receive for special damages will differ based on the value of financial losses suffered due to the injury.
You will need evidence to illustrate the financial losses you’ve experienced. If you’re unable to provide this, your request for special damages compensation will not be successful. The evidence you need to provide could include:
- Bank statements
For more information on the things that could be included in the special damages head of your claim, get in touch with our team today. Our advisors can offer you free legal advice.
Our compensation payout calculator can give you a reliable estimate in just a few clicks. It’s quick, simple and easy to use.
Below is a list of injuries and their respective general damages compensation brackets. The Judicial College has supplied these figures.
|Area of Injury||Amount of Compensation||Description|
|Elbow||£39,170 to £54,830||An incredibly disabling injury.|
|Elbow||£15,650 to £32,010||Injuries in this bracket cause impairment of function but don't require significant surgery or cause serious disability.|
|Elbow||Up to £12,590||Most common elbow injuries are in this bracket. They include tennis elbow syndrome, simple fractures and lacerations.|
|Arm||£39,170 to £59,860||Injuries in this bracket include serious fractures of one or both forearms which result in significant residual disability.|
|Arm||£19,200 to £39,170||Injuries that have caused significant disabilities but where a substantial level of recovery has either already taken place or is due.|
|Arm||£6,610 to £19,200||Simple, uncomplicated fractures of the forearm.|
|Wrist||Up to £10,350||Fracture or soft tissue injuries where the recovery takes longer than expected.|
|Wrist||In the region of £7,430||A simple, uncomplicated Colles' fracture.|
|Hand||Up to £16,340||Fractures to ring or middle fingers causing stiffness, deformity and potentially permanent loss of grip or dexterity.|
|Hand||£9,110 to £12,240||Fractures to index finger where the fracture itself has recovered quickly but there have been side effects such as grip remaining impaired.|
We completely understand if you’d like an estimate that relates to your specific injury; just get in touch with us for a free, no-obligation valuation of your claim. Our advisors are available 24/7, offer free legal advice and can tell you in minutes if you’re able to claim and the amount you could receive. Call us today using the phone number at the top of this page.
You might be unsure what “No Win No Fee” means. A No Win No Fee agreement sets out the conditions that your solicitor needs to meet before you pay them.
It means that:
- Your personal injury solicitor will not ask you to pay legal fees upfront or during the claims process.
- Instead, they will take a small, legally capped portion of your compensation as payment once your claim has been successful.
- Your personal injury solicitor will not request you to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful.
If you’re interested in claiming with a No Win No Fee agreement, why not speak to a member of our team today? If your claim has a good chance of success, they could connect you with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel.
Our personal injury calculator could give you a reliable compensation estimate in just a few minutes. If you prefer, you can speak to a member of our team 24/7 for free legal advice. Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors could help get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
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If you don’t want to use our compensation payout calculator, don’t worry! Our advisors are available 24/7, offer free legal advice and can confirm if you’re eligible to claim.
If you are eligible to claim, they can provide you with a reliable compensation estimate in minutes. Don’t delay; get in touch with us now to get the claims process started.
For more useful information, please refer to the links below.
Have you broken a bone? If so, visit the NHS website for more information on how to recover from it.
The Department for Transport provides road traffic accident statistics which you find here.
Visit this NHS page for more information on accessing physiotherapy.
Are you suffering from a broken arm? If so, and you want to know if you can claim, visit our website.
Have you broken your wrist? If so, click here to see if you can claim.
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For answers to frequently asked questions about suffering a fractured elbow, please see below.
Can you claim if you only had a minor fracture?
Yes. Even if your fracture is only minor, you can claim as long as it has caused you pain and suffering. You could also claim for the psychological damage caused by an accident.
Could you claim for complications caused by a broken bone?
Yes, you can claim for any complications caused by the injury as long as the injury was caused by third-party negligence. For instance, you may have experienced an open fracture that gets infected; you could claim for the impact this has on you.
Am I eligible to claim compensation?
It depends on the circumstances surrounding your injury, such as if a third party caused the injury and if they had a duty of care towards you. Use our olecranon fracture compensation calculator to see how much compensation you could receive today.
Could I claim for any long-term complications?
If a third party is proven to be negligent, you can also claim any long-term complications caused by the injury. For example, you may experience a permanent loss of function in your arm after an elbow fracture.
We hope you have found this guide on how to use our olecranon fracture compensation calculator useful.
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