How Much Compensation Can I Claim for an Arm or Shoulder Injury in Glasgow?

Arm, shoulder and elbow injuries are very common but can be catastrophic for the person affected. These injuries often caused by accidents at work involving machinery, falls or sporting injuries.

An injury to this area of the body could prevent the sufferer from returning to the work they did before they were injured. There may be difficulties taking part in a social life and significant adjustment may have to be made to the sufferer’s life.

The amount that can be claimed for an arm, shoulder or elbow injury will vary for each case. Some people will recover in a matter of days or weeks. In more serious cases, an injured person may need extensive surgery and may never fully recover. The level of compensation will also be determined by factors such as the level of pain experienced and whether the functioning of other body parts has also been affected.

The figures below have been taken from the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in PI Cases 13th ed. These guidelines are designed to give legal professionals an idea of how much compensation may be expected for a particular injury. It is very much a guide, and every case is different, so please contact us for a more accurate prediction of how much compensation may be due.

Shoulder Injury Compensation

Severe £14,600 – £36,500. This compensation bracket is often associated with neck injury and damage to brachial plexus.

Serious £9,700 – £14,600. In cases where there is a dislocation of the shoulder and damage to lower part of brachial plexus causing pain in neck.

Moderate £6,000 – £9,700. Frozen shoulder for about 2 years.

Minor Soft tissue injury with considerable pain but almost complete recovery:

(i) £3,300 – £6,000 In less than 2 years

(ii) £1,860 – £3,300 Within a year

(iii) Few hundred to £1,860 Within 3 months

Fracture of clavicle £3,900 – £9,300. Compensation award depends on severity, level of disability and whether injury is permanent.

Arm Injury Claim

Loss of both arms £183,000 – £228,000

Loss of one arm:

Amputated at shoulder – Not less than £104,250

Above elbow amputation –  £83,325 – £99,500

Below elbow amputation – £73,100 – £83,325

Severe arm injuries £73,100 – £99,500

Injuries resulting in permanent disablement £29,800 – £45,500.

Less severe £14,600 – £29,800. In cases where there are significant disabilities with substantial degree of recovery expected.

Simple forearm fracture £5,000 – £14,600

Elbow Injuries

Severely disabling £29,800 – £41,675

Less severe £11,900 – £24,350. When there is impairment of function but not involving major surgery or significant disability.

Moderate or minor injury – up to £9,575. Most arm injuries fall into this category e.g. tennis elbow.

Arm, Shoulder and Elbow Compensation Lawyers Glasgow

If you have suffered an arm, should or elbow injury that was not your fault in the last three years, contact our specialist personal injury lawyers to find out how much you may be able to claim.

If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our trusted no win no fee* lawyers can help you claim compensation.

Call us on 0141 4420 616. You can also make an online enquiry by completing our claim form.

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