If you’ve suffered a broken forearm from an accident that was caused by a breach of duty of care, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. An ulna fracture or broken forearm symptoms, as well as complications that might arise, can greatly impact your life. They could, for example, leave you unable to work. Making a successful claim means you’ll receive ulna fracture compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the injury.
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This guide will answer important questions, such as:
- What does a broken ulna feel like?
- How do you know if you broke your ulna bone?
- How does one develop a fracture in the forearm?
- Can a broken ulna heal on its own?
- What complications can occur from forearm fractures?
- How can our ulna fracture compensation calculator help you?
- How can our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors help me receive compensation?
Our advisors are available 24/7 and offer free legal advice, so if you have any questions or queries or want to see if you’re eligible to claim, call them now on 0800 408 7826. If you’d like to learn more about using our compensation payout calculator, please read on.
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A broken arm can be a very debilitating injury as it can greatly affect the mobility of your arm. Possible complications from an injury of this nature include things like nerve damage, compartment syndrome and potential osteoarthritis. Depending on how the injury occurred and the extent of the damage caused, you could receive compensation for your injuries following a successful claim.
Our personal injury calculator can help clarify the amount of compensation you could receive. The only information it needs is:
- The kind of injury you’ve sustained
- How the injury occurred
- The value of any financial losses you’re looking to claim.
With this information, it can provide you with a reliable compensation estimate in a matter of minutes. Or if you prefer, you can speak to one of our advisors for free legal advice instead. You can call them 24/7 using the phone number at the top of this page.
This section will answer questions such as “What does a broken ulna feel like?” and “How do you know if you broke your ulna bone?”
Two arm bones lead from your wrist to your elbow: the ulna and radius. According to NHS guidance, broken forearm symptoms can include:
- Pain and swelling
- Bruising and deformity
- A snapping or grinding noise when the injury occurs
Another possible symptom is an inability to turn your hand. This type of injury can be referred to as a broken wrist, as the ulna runs along the outside of the wrist. In severe fractures, you could also experience a blood vessel injury.
Treatment for an ulna fracture
Upon seeking medical attention, an X-ray will usually be performed so your doctor can assess the injury. Once it’s confirmed that you’ve suffered a broken forearm, you may need surgery if the injury is particularly severe.
If surgery is needed, surgical wires may be used to reposition the fractured bone and hold it in position as it heals. General anaesthesia will normally be used in the process. A plaster cast will be applied to the injury to keep your arm in place until it heals.
If surgery isn’t required, you will usually just be given a wrist cast or brace. This will hold your bones in position as they heal. The healing process can take 6 to 8 weeks for a standard fracture but could take longer if further complications are caused by the injury, such as nerve damage.
You may be wondering “Can a broken ulna heal on its own?”. You should always seek medical attention following a fracture to your ulna. This is because, without medical attention, the bones could begin to heal on their own in the wrong position. This could mean that you need further treatment to rectify this, and it could increase the risk of arthritis later on.
There are two potential heads of claim when making a personal injury claim. General damages relate to the physical and psychological pain caused by the injury, as well as the general decline in your quality of life.
Special damages, meanwhile, relate to the financial losses caused by the injury. Examples of things you may be able to claim include:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Travel costs
- Recreational activities that you’re no longer able to commit to.
However, there’s one thing to bear in mind: if you receive compensation for general damages, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll receive special damages compensation. This is because both are calculated independently of one another based on the evidence provided.
For more information about claiming ulna fracture compensation, please call our advisors for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this page.
Making a successful claim revolves around proving that a third party was negligent for your injury. From a legal perspective, a third party is negligent if they had a responsibility to you that they didn’t uphold. This is referred to as a duty of care.
If you can prove that your injury occurred because they did not adhere to their duty of care, you could receive compensation. This section will answer questions like “How does one develop a fracture in the forearm?” By providing examples of scenarios in which you could claim for a wrist fracture, this section will give you a greater understanding of who may be liable in your own situation.
Traumatic Injuries In The Workplace
Your employer has a duty of care to all employees while they are in the course of their work duties. The employer is legally required, as far as is reasonably practicable, to take steps to ensure the safety of their employees. This is outlined in The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
Examples of an accident at work caused by negligence include:
- Falling due to using a faulty ladder leading to suffering an ulna fracture. It could also cause further injuries, such as a fractured finger or a broken leg. As a result, you may wish to use a compensation calculator to assess your claim.
- Manual handling injuries, such as being asked to carry an object that is too heavy. This could lead to you falling and suffering a broken arm, causing pain, swelling and bruising.
- Suffering an arm injury due to tripping on exposed wiring.
Falling Onto An Outstretched Arm
Those in control of public places (also known as the “occupiers”) also have a duty of care to any member of the public using their facilities. This is highlighted in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.
Basically, within reason, members of the public must be able to use the space for its intended purpose without being at risk of injury. This means that if someone injured themselves due to an oversight by the occupier, the occupier might be considered liable. Examples of such negligence might include:
- Suffering a wrist fracture due to falling downstairs because of a faulty bannister.
- Having injuries such as forearm fractures and a broken ankle due to slipping on a wet floor with no warning signs.
- An object, like a trolley, colliding with you, causing you to fall and injure yourself.
Injuries Caused By Child Abuse
You can also claim for injuries caused by child abuse. Regarding potentially prosecuting for the injuries caused, The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) provides further clarity in relation to this through the relevant charging standard. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) could help you receive criminal injury compensation.
You can still use our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors to help you, as they have years of experience in personal injury and criminal law. Examples of incidents that could lead to you successfully claiming for ulna fracture compensation include:
- Being physically beaten
- Suffering from sexual assault.
- Suffering from injuries such as a broken wrist, a blood vessel injury and potential permanent deformity due to prolonged and sustained physical abuse.
Assaults And Physical Attacks
You can also look to claim through the CICA for other types of incidents. Being physically assaulted can have a damaging effect on both your body and your mind. It can change how you see the world, causing lasting mental health problems.
For more information about what you could receive from a successful claim, read the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012. Examples of incidents in which you could claim include:
- Having your car stolen, which results in you being a victim of assault. This could result in injuries such as a broken collarbone and a radius fracture.
- Ending up in the hospital due to being in a shop at the time it was robbed.
- Sustaining various injuries due to being mugged.
As highlighted in the Highway Code, every road user in the UK has a duty of care to one another. The Code establishes required road user conduct and, in doing so, highlights negligence on the road as any action that breaks these rules. As such, you could be injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault because someone else’s negligence led to the collision. Due to this, you may be looking to claim ulna fracture compensation. Examples of road user negligence include:
- Another driver speeding through a red light. This results in them colliding with your vehicle and you could suffer multiple injuries in the resulting car accident.
- Another driver may not indicate before turning into your lane on the motorway. This could cause a multi-car pile-up. This road traffic accident could lead to you suffering compartment syndrome.
- Another driver crashing into you when driving above the speed limit. This could lead you to use a personal injury calculator.
One thing to consider when you’re looking to claim for a road traffic accident: if your injuries come to less than £5,000, you will have to claim through a different method. This is established in The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. However, please give us a call to speak to one of our advisors before you do that, as your injuries may be worth more than you think.
The Department for Transport provides statistics on road traffic accidents in the UK. The latest statistics for 2020 are provisional but, as shown above, clearly highlight that there are more reported road casualties in men than in women. In the 25-59 age bracket, in particular, there are 42,797 male casualties as opposed to 23,746 female casualties.
If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you’re well within your right to inquire about claiming. Use our ulna fracture compensation calculator now for an estimation of your claim or, if you prefer, call our advisors for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this page.
As part of claiming for financial losses, you may look to claim for care costs. If the injury is severe and you’ve needed a lot of care, this could make up a good portion of your ulna fracture compensation should your claim be successful. You will need evidence to prove the losses you want to claim. Examples of the care costs you may be able to claim include:
- Private medical care due to complications from the injury, such as suffering from osteoarthritis. This could be caused by severe and permanent damage to your wrist.
- Gracious care due to a loved one having to take time off work to take you to appointments. This is because you cannot drive while your arm is healing due to an inability to turn your hand.
- Help around the house, either from a professional or a family member or friend.
Our compensation payout calculator can assess some of the key aspects of your injury to give you a clear, reliable assessment of the compensation you could receive. It gives you a breakdown, so you can better understand what the potential compensation amount consists of. It also only takes a few minutes to receive a valuation of your claim.
The Judicial College compile general damages compensation amounts from previous claims based on the type and severity of the injury. As such, they’ve been able to build reliable guideline compensation brackets for many different types of injuries. We use these to make sure we provide you with as accurate an estimate as possible.
General damages can be supplemented by special damages compensation. This is for any financial losses you’ve suffered due to the injury. You will need to provide evidence to prove the losses you’re looking to claim. If you’re unable to provide this evidence, you may not be successful in receiving special damages compensation. Examples of the evidence you’ll need includes:
- Bank statements
Together, general and special damages combine to form your compensation settlement amount.
Our personal injury calculator can provide you with a reliable breakdown of what you could receive in just a few minutes. It can give you a greater understanding of the losses you may be able to receive compensation for.
Below is a list of injuries and their respective general damages compensation brackets. These figures have come from the Judicial College.
|Area of Injury||Amount of Compensation||Description|
|Arm||£90,250 to £122,860||Injuries that aren't as serious as amputation but are still very significant, such as a brachial plexus injury.|
|Arm||£36,770 to £56,180||This bracket includes serious fractures of one or both forearms where there is disability, either functional or cosmetic, of a permanent and significant nature.|
|Arm||£18,020 to £36,770||Significant disabilities have occurred but a complete degree of recovery is expected.|
|Arm||£6,190 to £18,020||Simple fractures to the forearm, with no permanent consequences.|
|Elbow||£36,770 to £51,460||A very disabling injury.|
|Elbow||£14,690 to £30,050||Injuries that lead to impairment of function but don't require major surgery and don't result in significant disability.|
|Wrist||£22,990 to £36,770||This bracket includes injuries that cause permanent disability to a severe degree but in which some movement still remains.|
|Wrist||£11,820 to £22,990||Less significant injuries that still cause some permanent disability.|
|Wrist||Rarely exceed £9,620||This bracket is for when a soft tissue injury or fracture takes longer than expected to heal, but recovery is complete.|
|Wrist||In the region of £6,970||A simple Colles' fracture.|
We completely understand if you’d like an estimate that relates to your specific injury. We can do this for you if you get in touch.
You can see the amount of ulna fracture compensation you could receive by either using our calculator or, if you prefer, speaking to one of our advisors. They offer free legal advice and can assess your eligibility to make a claim. Call them now using the phone number at the top of this page.
Our panel of solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. You may have heard this phrase before, but be wondering what it means. No Win No Fee means that:
- Your personal injury solicitor won’t request legal fees from you at any point during the claims process.
- Instead, they will take a small, legally capped portion from your compensation upon your claim being successful.
- Your personal injury solicitor will not request legal fees from you should your claim be unsuccessful.
If you want to see if you can receive ulna fracture compensation, and how much your claim could be worth, use our calculator today. Alternatively, our advisors offer free legal advice so, if you have any questions or queries, please give them a call. Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors could get you thousands of pounds in compensation.
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If you want to see how much you could receive but don’t want to use our compensation payout calculator, don’t worry! Our advisors are available 24/7 and provide free legal advice so, if you’d like a compensation estimate, give them a call today.
For more useful information, please use the links below.
Use the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) website to learn about work-related injury statistics.
The Office for National Statistics provides information about crime in England and Wales.
Want more information about recovering from a broken arm or wrist? If so, read this guidance from the NHS.
If you’ve suffered a broken thumb and want to potentially claim, visit our website.
Have you suffered a broken wrist at work? For more information about how to claim, read our guide.
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For answers to frequently asked questions about forearm fractures, see below.
How long does it take to heal a broken ulna?
A standard ulna fracture can take 6 to 8 weeks to heal. It can take longer if the injury is complex.
How do you know if you broke your ulna?
Ultimately, a doctor or medical professional will assess your arm injury to determine its severity. Symptoms of a broken arm may include numbness, pain and potential deformity.
Will a fractured ulna heal on its own?
If the ulna is left to heal without medical attention, it could do so in the wrong position. This could cause complications further down the line.
Does a broken ulna need surgery?
You may need surgery for a complex fracture. Call our advisors now using the phone number at the top of this page to see if you can receive ulna fracture compensation.
Thank you for reading our guide on ulna fracture compensation.
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