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How Much Compensation For A Broken Elbow

The majority of us use our elbows in most everyday tasks without even thinking about it. We drive, comb our hair, type on a keyboard and cook food using this integral part of our body. It is, therefore, easy to see just how many accidents can occur involving your elbow. If you are wondering: how much compensation for a broken elbow, the information below will give you an indication of the amounts you could receive.

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The level of pain involved and the extent of any long-term impairment will impact how much compensation for a broken elbow you are likely to receive.

Claim amounts for an injury, however, can be broadly estimated as follows:

Level of elbow injury

Potential compensation

Elbow injury resolving within a year up to £2,810
Elbow injury with the majority of symptoms resolving within 18-24 months £5,000
Broken elbow injury with recovery longer than 3 years up to £10,040
Elbow injury causing impairment of function but involving major surgery or significant disability £12,480 – £25,510
A severely disabling elbow injury £31,220 – £43,710

This broad range of compensation reflects the different levels of severity of a broken elbow.

Financial losses as a result of a broken elbow

If your broken elbow injury was the fault of a third party, you may be able to claim compensation. Sometimes, broken elbow injuries can result in an individual being unable to work, sometimes for weeks or even months. If you have taken time off work because of your injury, this will be considered by your solicitor. Consequently, this will affect how much broken elbow compensation you could ultimately receive.

A broken elbow in the workplace of public property

If you have experienced a broken elbow in an accident at work, you could be eligible to begin a compensation claim. An employer has a duty of care to look after its employees. If health and safety standards have not been met, your employer could be found negligent. They would, therefore, be liable to pay compensation if you have suffered an injury while on their premises.

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HOW DOES THE CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?

At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.

A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the discussion you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.

A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.

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AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION

All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two distinct factors – general damages and special damages.

GENERAL DAMAGES

The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.

Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based on your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.

SPECIAL DAMAGES

However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.

Except for children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.

Begin your broken elbow compensation claim with Jefferies Solicitors

Slipping or tripping accidents that result in a broken elbow is a common occurrence in both the working environment and public places. If you would like to know in more detail how much compensation for a broken elbow, please contact our specialist team.

Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible.

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team. 

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Make A Personal Injury Claim

If you have suffered as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation.

Contact Jefferies’ no win, no fee solicitors on our national accident helpline above or complete our quick online enquiry form. One of our team of experienced specialists will get in touch to discuss your prospect of claiming for an accident or injury, in confidence.

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