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Arm Injury Compensation Claims

Alkers employ specialist solicitors to deal with arm injury compensation claims. If you have been in an accident where someone else was at fault then you may be able to make compensation claim for the injured arm. Alkers has offices in Blackpool, Poulton-le-Fylde, Wyre, Fylde, and we also operate in Lancashire and across the UK.
Use the below information as a guide to the amount of damages you may be rewarded if your ‘no win no fee’ arm injury claim is successful.
If you need more information or would like to discuss your arm injury claim with a personal injury solicitor, then please contact us.

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Orthopaedic Injuries – Arms

Amputation of Arms
InjuryGuideline award
Loss of both arms £154,000 to £191,500
Loss of one arm – amputated at the shoulder Not less than £87,000
Loss of one arm – amputated above elbow £70,000 to £83,500
Loss of one arm – amputated below elbow £61,000 to £70,000
Other Arm Injuries
InjuryGuideline award
Severe injuries which fall short of amputation £61,500 to £83,500
Injuries resulting in permanent and substantial disablement £25,000 to £38,250
Less severe injury where despite significant injury there has been/will be a substantial degree of recovery £12,250 to £25,000
Simple fractures of the forearm Uncomplicated fractures with full recovery £4,250 to £12,250 In the region of £4,000
Elbow Injury Compensation Claims
InjuryGuideline award
Severely disabling injury £25,000 to £35,000
Less severe injuries £10,000 to £20,500
Moderate or Minor injury such as simple fractures, tennis elbow and lacerations Up to £8,000
Wrist Injury Compensation Claims
InjuryGuideline award
Injuries resulting in complete loss of function in the wrist £30,500 to £38,250
Injury resulting in significant permanent disability but where some useful movement remains £15,750 to £25,000
Less severe injuries still some permanent disability £8,000 to £15,750
Uncomplicated Colles’ fracture In the region of £4,750
Very minor undisplaced or minimally displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries £2,250 to £3,000
Hand and Finger Injury Compensation Claims
InjuryGuideline award
Total or effective loss of both hands £90,000 to £129,000
Serious damage to both hands £35,000 to £54,000
Total or effective loss of one hand £61,500 to £70,000
Amputation of index and middle and/or ring fingers £39,500 to £58,000
Serious hand injuries – reduced hand to 50 per cent capacity £18,500 to £39,500
Less serious hand injury – severe crush with significant impaired function £9,250 to £18,500
Moderate hand injury – crush injuries, penetrating wounds, soft tissue type and deep lacerations £4,000 to £8,500
Minor hand injuries – where recovery is within a few months £600 to £2,750
Severe fractures to fingers Up to £23,000
Total loss of index finger In the region of £12,000
Partial loss of index finger/disfigured index finger with impaired grip or dexterity £7,750 to £12,000
Fracture of index finger – grip impaired £5,850 to £7,750
Total loss of middle finger In the region of £10,000
Serious injury to ring or middle fingers £9,500 to £10,500
Loss of the terminal phalanx of the ring or middle fingers £2,500 to £5,000
Amputation of the little finger £5,500 to £7,750
Loss of part of the little finger £2,500 to £3,750
Amputation of ring and little fingers In the region of £14,000
Amputation of the terminal phalanges of the index and middle fingers In the region of £16,000
Fracture of one finger £1,900 to £3,000
Loss of thumb £22,750 to £35,000
Very serious injury to thumb – leaving it virtually useless £12,500 to £22,500
Serious injury to the thumb – impaired grip and loss of dexterity £8,000 to £10,750
Moderate injuries to the thumb £6,150 to £8,000
Severe dislocation of the thumb £2,500 to £4,300
Minor injuries to the thumb – full or near full recovery within six months In the region of £2,500
Trivial thumb injuries In the region of £1,400
Vibration White Finger (VWF) and /or Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
InjuryGuideline award
Most serious cases £20,250 to £24,500
Serious cases £10,750 to £20,250
Moderate cases £5,500 to £10,750
Minor cases £1,900 to £5,500
Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders
InjuryGuideline award
Continuing bilateral disability with surgery and loss of employment £14,000 to £14,750
Continuing, but fluctuating and unilateral symptoms £9,500 to £10,500
Symptoms resolving in the course of two years £5,500 to £6,150
Complete recovery within a short period £1,400 to £2,250