Arm Injury Compensation Claims

We employ specialist solicitors to deal with arm injury compensation claims. If you have been in an accident where someone else was at fault then you may be able to make compensation claim for the injured arm.
Use the below information as a guide to the amount of damages you may be awarded if your arm injury claim is successful.
If you need more information or would like to discuss your arm injury claim with a personal injury solicitor, then please do contact us.

Orthopaedic Injuries - Arms

Amputation of Arms
InjuryGuideline award
Loss of both arms £205,420 to £255,930
Loss of one arm - amputated at the shoulder Not less than £117,010
Loss of one arm - amputated above elbow £93,540 to £111,690
Loss of one arm - amputated below elbow £82,040 to £93,540
Other Arm Injuries
InjuryGuideline award
Severe injuries which fall short of amputation £82,040 to £111,690
Injuries resulting in permanent and substantial disablement £33,430 to £51,070
Less severe injury where despite significant injury there has been/will be a substantial degree of recovery £16,380 to £33,430
Simple fractures of the forearm - Uncomplicated fractures with full recovery £5,630 to £16,380
Elbow Injury Compensation Claims
InjuryGuideline award
Severely disabling injury £33,430 to £46,780
Less severe injuries £13,360 to £27,320
Moderate or Minor injury such as simple fractures, tennis elbow and lacerations Up to £10,750
Wrist Injury Compensation Claims
InjuryGuideline award
Injuries resulting in complete loss of function in the wrist £40,630 to £51,070
Injury resulting in significant permanent disability but where some useful movement remains £20,900 to £33,430
Less severe injuries still some permanent disability £10,750 to £20,900
Where recovery from fracture or soft tissue injury takes longer but is complete, the award will rarely exceed £8,740 Rarely exceed £8,740
Uncomplicated Colles’ fracture In the region of £6,340
Very minor undisplaced or minimally displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries £3,010 to £4,050
Hand and Finger Injury Compensation Claims
InjuryGuideline award
Total or effective loss of both hands £120,040 to £171,920
Serious damage to both hands £47,550 to £72,150
Total or effective loss of one hand £82,040 to £93,540
Amputation of index and middle and/or ring fingers £52,810 to £77,430
Serious hand injuries - reduced hand to 50 per cent capacity £24,740 to £52,810
Severe fractures to fingers Up to £31,350
Less serious hand injury - severe crush with significant impaired function £12,340 to £24,740
Moderate hand injury - crush injuries, penetrating wounds, soft tissue type and deep lacerations £4,780 to £11,330
Total and partial loss of index finger £10,380 to £15,990
Fracture of index finger - grip impaired £7,780 to £10,440
Serious injury to ring or middle fingers £12,700 to £13,940
Loss of the terminal phalanx of the ring or middle fingers £3,370 to £6,720
Amputation of the little finger £7,380 to £10,440
Loss of part of the little finger £3,370 to £5,000
Amputation of ring and little fingers In the region of £18,620
Amputation of the terminal phalanges of the index and middle fingers In the region of £21,320
Loss of thumb £30,300 to £46,780
Very serious injury to thumb - leaving it virtually useless £16,720 to £29,860
Serious injury to the thumb - impaired grip and loss of dexterity £10,750 to £14,310
Moderate injuries to the thumb £8,250 to £10,750
Severe dislocation of the thumb £3,370 to £5,790
Minor hand, finger and thumb injuries
This includes fracture which generally have recovered in six months. Also injuries such as scarring, tenderness, and reaction to the cold where there is a full recovery.
Up to £4,055
Vibration White Finger (VWF) and /or Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
InjuryGuideline award
Most serious cases £26,990 to £32,780
Serious cases £14,310 to £26,990
Moderate cases £7,380 to £14,310
Minor cases £2,560 to £7,380
Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders
InjuryGuideline award
Continuing bilateral disability with surgery and loss of employment £18,690 to £19,730
Continuing, but fluctuating and unilateral symptoms £12,700 to £13,940
Symptoms resolving in the course of two years £7,380 to £9,170
Complete recovery within a short period £1,880 to £3,010


The figures shown are sourced from the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases (fifteenth Edition, 2019) are a guide to show the approximate amount you could receive as compensation for your injury.

Compensation awards vary according to the severity of injury and how quickly you recover. The figures do not apply for criminal injuries.