Amount of Compensation
In order to promote consistency and
assist the courts, personal injury solicitors
and other advisers, the Judicial Studies Board
publish a set of guidelines for the level of injury
awards for a broad range of injuries. The information,
which follows, has been taken from those guidelines.
Whilst the guidelines are very useful and provide a good
general indicator of the level of damages which may be
paid, it should be remembered that no two cases are ever
the same and general damage claims for injuries
resulting from accidents will always reflect the
individual circumstances of the particular in dividual
and the injuries he or she has suffered and claims will
be assessed accordingly.
Accidents Leading to Arm Injury Claims (Amputations)
The most serious arm injuries are those which lead to amputations and, consequently, those types of injuries attract the highest compensation claims awards for personal injury. In accidents leading to injuries which necessitate the amputation of both arms, compensation claims would be in the region between £125,000 and £155,000. Where a single arm is amputated at the shoulder, the compensation award may be in the region of £72,500. Where the amputation is above the elbow, claims may be paid in the region £57,500 to £67,500. Awards will be at the upper end of this bracket where the stump remaining after the amputation is small making the fitting of a prosthesis difficult.
Where the amputation of a single arm is below the elbow through the forearm, compensation awards for personal injury may be in the region of £50,000 through to £57,500 with claims at the upper end of this range being paid where the residual pain felt by the accident victim is greater.
Consideration will be given to
whether the amputated arm is the dominant one and any
compensation awarded for the personal injury will be
higher if that is the case.
Of course, the award in any
particular circumstances would depend on the specific
injury suffered. If you require any advice or assistance
about any claim you may wish to make for an ankle
injury, Accident Aid would be pleased to hear from you.
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