Arm Injury Compensation

hand injuryIf you have suffered an injury to your arm in the last three years, and it was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Arm injuries commonly result from slips, trips or falls or as a result of repetitive strain. However your arm injury was caused, if someone else was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can help.

Making a Claim for an Arm or Shoulder Injury

Injuries to the arms are common. Our expert personal injury solicitors have years of experience in handling claims relating to arm injuries at work or elsewhere.

Wrist injuries are often the result of overuse, but can also be the result of a sprain, strain or jarring injury resulting from a trip or fall. Arm injuries can result from a fall from a height, e.g. a a fall from a ladder, or by having an object fall on you.

Elbow injuries are often the result of overuse and occur to the tendons and ligaments (for example ‘tennis elbow’), but injuries to the bone are often the result of falls, especially from a height.

Arm, Wrist and Shoulder Injuries Compensation Values in Scotland

Compensation for broken/injured arms varies depending on the nature and severity of the injury.

The values listed below are for guidance only. These reflect only the 'pain and suffering' amount that a Court may award, not wage loss and other losses you could claim (see our compensation calculator page for an explanatory note of the types of damages in Scotland). You should also be aware that the value you may achieve will largely be dictated by the quality and experience of the solicitor dealing with your case.


Straight forward arm fractures: £5,000 - £14,600

Permanent disablement: up to £45,500

Below elbow amputation: £83,325

Loss of both arms: up to £228,000.

Elbow Injury:

Simple fractures where there is an eventual recovery and no permanent damage: Up to £9,575

Serious injury resulting in disablement: £29,800 - £41,675

Shoulder Injury:

Damage to the Brachial Plexus: £14,600 - £36,500

Less serious shoulder injuries where there is a soft tissue injury and a recovery in less than 2 years: £6000

Fracture of the clavicle: £3,900 - £9,300

Wrist Injury:

Fractures with complete recovery: up to £7800.

Uncomplicated fractures:£5650

Serious wrist injury resulting in the loss of function of the wrist: up to £45,500.

HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome):

Compensation for severe conditions can attract an award of up to £29,200 with a minor HAVS compensation claims attracting compensation of £2,275 to £6,575.

If you have suffered an arm injury and you think someone else is to blame, we can help. We will ensure that you receive 100% of the compensation as our costs are recovered from the other side.

Why should you instruct us?

  1. We are recognised as expert personal injury lawyers
  2. We are accredited as Personal Injury Lawyers by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  3. You will get advice from an expert you can trust.
  4. You will receive 100% of any compensation recovered.

Contact us today to speak to a personal injury solicitor in Edinburgh who can help.

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If you have suffered an injury to your arm, we can help. Click here or call 01312255214.

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