Common types of arm injuries
Arm injuries sustained in the upper arm, forearm, elbow or wrist can cause serious interruptions to a person’s life and ability to work. Other types of arm injury such as burns, hard-arm vibration and breaks to the humerus, radius, ulna or wrist bones are quite a common type of injury.
Arm injuries often cause lasting pain and financial hardship due to missed work or outlay on medical bills. These are common arm injuries that our accident injury lawyers handle on a regular basis. If an arm injury was caused by the act or negligence of someone else, you might be entitled to compensation, lessening the losses and pain of an injury.
How to make an arm injury claim
To make a compensation claim, regardless of whether you have sustained a minor sprain or fractured arm, the accident generally must have resulted from a breach of duty by a responsible party. In most cases of arm fractures, establishing the cause of the accident is straightforward. Proving a link between a breach of duty and select arm injuries, such as RSI, may require further documentation or study.
You may be able to lodge a ‘no win, no fee’ claim if:
- the accident was someone else’s fault
- you are able to prove that your injury was caused by a third party or the company’s negligence
Please note: In some instances, a ‘no-fault’ scheme may apply which means you can claim compensation regardless of who caused the accident.
For help with your accident and injuries call 1800 106 107 now. All calls are completely free and there will be no pressure to take things beyond our initial call.
Common types of arm injury claims
Our lawyers have helped injured parties such as yourself receive compensation for their arm injury including (but not limited to):
- broken bones and sprains resulting from falls, slips or trips
- lifting injuries, including those resulting from inadequate training
- carpal tunnel, RSI and other conditions affecting the upper limbs
- sports injuries (faulty equipment)
- cycling and other road traffic accidents
- Injuries where limbs have been trapped between moving vehicles and equipment
You can contact us on 1800 106 107 when you are ready to start your arm injury compensation claim.
Alternatively, you can arrange a call back at a time that is convenient for you. When you contact us, there is no obligation to proceed.
Our compassionate guarantee
If you have suffered an arm injury, you can make a claim via a conditional costs agreement. This way if your case is unsuccessful, you won’t be left out of pocket. We know it can be difficult to establish whether an accident was your fault so we recommend calling us free on 1800 106 107 so we can make a thorough determination.
When you contact us, you will speak to one of our friendly personal injury specialists. Together, we’ll discuss your accident and injuries and let you know whether you have the basis for a claim. If you have a claim and want to proceed, your specialist will transfer you to someone who has experience winning cases like yours. This will give you the best chance of receiving maximum compensation.
We will also ensure that they are located close to where you reside. The lawyer will then let you know whether your claim will be successful and what you will be able to achieve from it. If you wish to lodge a personal injury claim your lawyer will make the necessary arrangements.
When you contact us, remember there’s no obligation to proceed with your claim. Our advice is free and impartial.
How much compensation can I get?
Compensation should aim to return a person to the position they would have been in if the cause of the injury had never happened.
Precedents show that arm injuries can impair one’s ability to work, making compensation for loss of past and future earnings particularly helpful.
You may make a claim for compensation regarding:
- pain, suffering and loss of mobility
- lost earnings if you have had to take time off work
- future loss of earnings if you are unable to return to work
- the cost of medical treatment and future care
- expenses such as travel costs to and from hospital
Find out how much you can claim for your injury by using our compensation calculator.
What to do next
Before lodging a claim, one of Millner and Knight’s experts will talk to you about the circumstances surrounding your accident or illness and explain the options available to you. Our national network of law firms possesses detailed knowledge of judicial guidelines and relevant case law relating to arm injuries sustained in the workplace, in public places, and under other circumstances.
To start your claim you can call us for free on 1800 106 107, or start your claim online