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    How Much Compensation For Loss of Arm

    Losing a limb or limbs will have an impact on your life and perhaps those around you. Like in other arm injury claims, how much compensation for the loss of an arm will depend on a number of factors.

    The below guide will give you an indication of what you can expect in your own situation if you have lost an arm or arms.

    If there has been an amputation-type injury then settlement fees will be driven by a number of factors. These include:

    • whether or not a joint has been lost;
    • if the lost arm was on the dominant side of the body;
    • what kind of impact this loss has had on your ability to carry on with your current job;
    • how well a prosthetic arm is able to be fitted and function;
    • your age
    • if there are any phantom pains present

    Level of injury

    Potential compensation

    Loss of both arms. (The main influencing factor on the amount is the extent to which an able-bodied person has been reduced to a person with a severe disability) £191,950 up to £239,140
    Loss of arm, amputated at the shoulder in excess of £109,330
    Arm amputated above the elbow. (This considers the fact that the shorter the length of the remaining limb, the more difficulties there can be in fitting prosthetics) £87,410 and £104,370
    Amputation through the elbow £87,410
    Amputation through the forearm with phantom pains £76,650 up to £87,410


    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.



    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.


    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 upon 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.


    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.


    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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    Claiming your arm amputation personal injury claim compensation with Jefferies Solicitors

    How much compensation for the loss of an arm or arms that have been amputated is something that can be answered in more detail once the specifics of your case have been discussed. For more information please call Jefferies Solicitors on 0800 342 3206 or complete our online injury claim form.

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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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