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Upper Limb Injury Claims
The term ‘upper limb injury’ refers to injuries to the shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists and hands (including fingers and thumbs). These can range from sprains and ligament damage, to broken and fractured bones, and amputations. The impact of any upper limb injury can be considerable because we require the use of our arms and hands for almost all day-to-day activities; such as personal care, household chores, working, using a computer, driving etc.
If you have suffered an upper limb injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, TRUE can help to get the compensation you need to help you get on the road to recovery.
What are common upper limb injuries?
Common upper limb injuries include:
• Hand or wrist fractures: can result from the force from a sports injury, a fall or from a road traffic accident. A fracture can result in significant loss of movement in the hand and wrist.
• Hand or wrist sprains: A sprain is the result of the stretching or tearing of ligaments. It can involve pain, swelling, loss of mobility and bruising in the hand and wrist.
• Carpal tunnel syndrome: This is very common amongst office workers and people who have jobs which involve repetitive hand movements. It causes a compression of the median nerve in the wrist, leading to pain, numbness and pins and needles.
• Vibration White Finger: This is a vascular condition that effects industrial workers who spend the majority of their time operating vibrating hand tools and machinery. It causes tingling and numbness in your fingers, along with cold induced spasms which cause the fingers or fingertips to turn white due to lack of blood supply.
• Tennis elbow: Involves pain and discomfort in the forearm, due to repeated bending and flexing of the muscles.
• Rotator cuff syndrome: The tearing of muscles and tendons around the shoulder. This can be caused by heavy lifting and pulling.
• Limb Amputation: If you have suffered catastrophic injuries this may result in amputation.
What is recovery time like for an upper limb injury?
Where the injury is minor, say a soft tissue injury such as a sprained wrist or strained shoulder, then recovery could be relatively quick, perhaps lasting no more than a few weeks or months and causing little disruption.
A more serious injury, such as a broken hand, wrist or elbow, may require surgery, immobilisation in plaster, and a course of physiotherapy before a full recovery is achieved. Even without complications the recovery period could be lengthy, say several months to a year, and may require a period of absence from work.
A life changing injury, such as a limb amputation, will require specialist intervention and treatment. In addition, there may need to be adaptations to your home, your car and your place of work as a result.
What can I claim compensation for if I have suffered a lower limb injury?
You may be able to claim for the following:
• Loss of earnings.
• Pain and suffering.
• Medical expenses such as, prescription charges and painkillers.
• Compensation for the care and support provided by family or friends.
• Reduced life expectancy.
• Ongoing illness.
• Recovery time.
• Expected lifestyle changes.
How much will my claim be worth?
The amount of compensation that you may receive is dependent upon the individual circumstances of your case. The amount will depend on factors such as:
• The severity of your further health complications.
• How your life has been affected by the injury.
• Your future care and support needs.
• Financial losses, including how much money you have lost or will lose as a result of the injury (e.g. loss of earnings, travel expenses).
To get an idea of the amount that you may receive to compensate for physical injuries use your free injury calculator below:
How much will it cost to make a claim?
TRUE Solicitors will manage your claim on a ‘No win, No fee’ basis, so there is no financial risk to you. Our charges to you are dependent upon the individual type of case, and are typically a percentage of the compensation amount that we obtain for you. The charges will be no more than 25% of your compensation.
Why choose TRUE Solicitors?
No matter how serious or minor your injury, our goal is to make sure that upper limb injury claims receive the compensation they deserve. We will ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses, to give you the financial support you need to overcome your injuries.
So if you have suffered an upper limb injury, contact us now on 0344 854 7000 for free, impartial advice about claiming compensation. Alternatively you can submit a free, no obligation enquiry via the form on our website or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you without delay to discuss your claim.
Our ‘No Win, No Fee’ service gives our clients peace of mind.
Submit Your claim – we will establish who was at fault and submit a claim on your behalf.
Gather the Evidence and Arrange Treatment – we will collect all of the evidence needed to prove your claim, arrange a medical examination for you, and if appropriate arrange treatment to assist with your recovery.
Win Your Claim – we will fight hard on your behalf to recover maximum compensation in the shortest time.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time it takes to settle upper limb injury claims depends on 3 factors; whether the other party admits they were at fault, the severity of your injuries, and the amount and complexity of your losses and expenses. A straightforward upper limb injury claim can be settled within 3 months, but more serious upper limb injury claims may take longer.