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For your arm injury compensation claim to be successful, you will need to get specialist legal advice form an expert personal injury solicitor.
Blackwater Law are a leading arm injury compensation law firm, having extensive experience of handling personal injury claims for a wide range of arm-related injuries, including tendonitis, dislocations and broken bones. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with the very highest level of customer service, so if you or a family member have suffered a broken radius, dislocated arm or any other arm injury through no fault of your own, you can rest assured that Blackwater Law will strive to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
As you use your arms in almost every aspect of your life, an injury to your arm can have a detrimental effect on your ability to earn a living, look after your family or simply enjoy life. A dislocated arm or fractured humerus can lead to long periods off of work, which of course can have financial implications too. Because of this, part of your arm injury compensation claim will include compensation for all of the financial losses and expenses you experience directly as a result of your arm injury, as well as the physical pain and suffering caused by the injury. Of course arm injury compensation will not alleviate the immediate pain and suffering you are experiencing, but it can go a long way to helping you get your life back on track.
When you instruct any of our experienced personal injury solicitors you are safe in the knowledge you will always receive sound, reliable and practical legal advice. Blackwater Law is widely regarded as having one of the best personal injury legal teams in the UK, making it the firm of choice when it comes to seeking advice and compensation in relation to arm injuries. Our lawyers not only handle compensation claims for a variety of different arm injuries; we also handle compensation claims for injuries to other parts of the body as well, such as knee injuries and leg injuries.
Use our arm injury compensation calculator above to estimate the amount of compensation you may receive for your arm injury. The compensation amount that is calculated is only an estimate as the specific circumstances of your case and the exact severity (and implications) of the injuries you have sustained to your arm will dictate the amount of compensation you may receive if your claim is successful. Once you have calculated your potential compensation, call us and speak to one of our personal injury solicitors about commencing your claim.
Although the arm contains only three bones and a handful of muscles, the variety and complexity of arm injuries that can be sustained is enormous. Damage to the arm can occur in a number of different ways, and identifying what type of injury you have sustained and how it has affected your life will be central to the outcome of your arm injury compensation claim, as your financial settlement will usually be determined by the amount of damage your arm has sustained and the amount of pain and / or disability you subsequently endure as a direct result of your arm injury.
Relatively minor arm injuries can consist of soft tissue (muscle) damage or small fractures to the bones in the forearm or upper arm, known as the ulna, radius or humerus. These typically generally heal fairly quickly and do not cause long-term pain or disability. However, in a minority of cases these apparently minor injuries can cause complications, which often result in increased suffering on the part of the victim and accordingly a greater degree of arm injury compensation as a result.
Some arm injuries consist of much more serious or comprehensive breaks in the ulna, radius or humerus. These will take much longer to heal, or may not even heal completely at all, causing permanent discomfort and disfigurement.
In the worst case scenarios some arm injuries can even require amputation, either above or below the elbow or at the shoulder. These cases are obviously awarded higher levels of compensation, with the exact amount dependent on how much of your arm you have had removed, the wider extent of your pain and suffering, and the impact this has on your life.
A broken arm is a fairly common injury and is one of the most common reasons for claiming arm injury compensation. Approximately one in every 20 broken arms involve the upper arm bone (humerus), while children are far more likely to break the lower arm bones (radius and ulna). Falling on an outstretched hand, an accident at work or being involved in a road traffic accident are the most common causes of a broken arm, although the injury is just as likely to be caused by something seemingly innocuous as well. Although a broken arm usually heals quickly and causes no long-term issues, it may initially appear deformed and swollen, bruised and bleeding.
An elbow dislocation occurs when the bones of the forearm (radius and ulna) move out of place compared with the bone of the upper arm (humerus). Serious elbow injuries that can occur when an elbow becomes dislocated include broken bones, damage to the arteries in the arm (the vessels carrying blood to the hand), and injuries to the nerves that run through the elbow area, which can impair movement and feeling in the arm and hand. Although most elbow dislocations are usually the result of a fall, any traumatic injury (such as a physical assault or motorcycle accident) can result in an elbow dislocation.
The bicep is located at the front of your upper arm and has two tendons that attach it to the bones of the shoulder and one tendon that attaches it to the radius bone at the elbow. Although these tendons are tough and very resilient, they can become sore and painful if overused – a condition referred to as tendonitis. Tendonitis often occurs as a result of repetitive motion, but it can also occur because of a sudden, traumatic injury to the tendon.
The first step in making any arm injury compensation claim is to contact our specialist personal injury team at Blackwater Law. You can phone directly on 0800 083 5500 today for free initial advice from an experienced personal injury solicitor who will be able to quickly identify the nature of your arm injury compensation claim. Alternatively, simply visit our Contact Us page and fill in the enquiry form.
Blackwater Law is recognised as one of the leading personal injury law firms in the industry by the Legal 500, an independent ranking directory of the UK’s top law firms. The Legal 500 researchers review the performance of every law firm withing their directory, focusing on the quality of the legal services provided and the skills and expertise of the members of the team (including partners and associates).
Your Blackwater Law personal injury solicitor will guide you through each stage of the process and will keep you updated on the progress of your compensation claim throughout. In acting for you in making your arm injury compensation claim, we will endeavour to build the strongest possible case on your behalf to secure the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to for your arm injury.