Any injury that is sustained to the area between your shoulder and your wrist is classed as an arm injury. Whilst doctors mentioning the arm are specifically referring to the upper arm, it is generally accepted that the term also refers to the forearm area. Given that the arm is made up of some of largest bones and muscles in the body, serious damage to the arm is often associated with a high impact injury.
Whilst many people are fortunate enough to make a full recovery from such trauma, some are not so lucky, and serious injury can often cause permanent loss of sensation, and/or movement. In worst-case scenarios, arms have to be amputated.
The most common cause of arm injuries is workplace accidents, many of which are due to employer negligence. Such incidents are often the result of health and safety procedures being ignored, or failure on the employer's part to ensure that members of staff receive appropriate training. Unfortunately, some employers are guilty of wilfully allowing employees to continue using faulty machinery that is in need of repair or replacing.
Other times an arm injury can be caused by the negligence of a colleague, whether it's leaving a piece of machinery running whilst not in use, failure to adequately assist you in carrying a heavy object or causing you to trip or slip because of a failure to maintain an acceptable level of tidiness. All manner of incidents can occur through negligence, leading to all types of arm injuries including cuts, fractures, nerve and tendon damage and even amputations.
Other common causes of arm injuries include road traffic accidents, slip/trip/fall incidences in public places and criminal activity. If you have suffered an arm injury because of someone else's negligence, then you are entitled to make an arm injury claim for compensation.
The amount of compensation that you are entitled to, will be largely down to the extent of your injuries. The following guideline figures serve as estimates:
Your arm injury claim will be on a no win no fee basis, and if your claim is successful you will receive 100% of your compensation - our fee is covered by the costs incurred by the other party's insurers.
A highly experienced team, whose knowledge and experience is specific to the type of injury you have sustained, will deal with your entire claim. This considerably increases the likelihood of you receiving the maximum possible compensation.
Call us free on 0800 085 3627 or complete our simple arm injury claim form online.