Injuries to the upper body including the arm, elbow, and hand are very common, particularly in work environments. If you have suffered an upper-body injury resulting in a fracture, you may be entitled to bring a compensation claim. On this page, you will find general information to consider before making your claim, together with details of how our team can help you.
Here at McCarthy + Co, our highly experienced personal injury team has many years of experience in helping people to bring successful claims against the negligent third parties who caused their injuries. Whilst common in the workplace, hand, arm, and elbow fractures can occur in a wide range of other settings including transport accidents, in sports and fitness centres, or at public events. If you are uncertain as to whether you may have a case to make a claim, you can speak to a member of our team today for advice. Get in touch via our contact page if you would like to speak to an expert right now.
Bringing a hand, elbow or arm fracture compensation claim
Arm injuries include fractures of the humerus, forearm, elbow, and wrist as well as muscle damage and tendon injuries. Severe injuries to the arm can significantly hinder a person’s life, well-being, and income. Documenting the impact of your injury plays an important part in the compensation claims process.
When starting the process of bringing a claim for an injury relating to your arm, it is important to keep in mind the following.
- Preservation of evidence and inspection of the accident scene – in the case of serious accidents you should get a forensic engineer on the scene. They can attend at the scene of the accident and record what they have observed by taking measurements, sketches, notes, and photographs. You should also retain your own notes and photos where possible.
- Enquire about the availability of other forms of evidence – for example, there may be CCTV footage in the public area where the accident occurred. Or you may need to take down the details of witnesses who saw the accident happen. If your accident happens at work, you will need to take statements from your colleagues and ensure that your employer preserves the accident scene until a forensic specialist can assess it.
- Keep written records of your appointments with doctors and specialists – ask them to provide copies of their records and keep a note of all the medications you have taken.
Arm fracture compensation
You may find Section 7 of the Judicial Council’s Personal Injuries guidelines useful for determining the maximum compensation payouts for arm, elbow and hand fractures.
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About McCarthy + Co
With more than 30 years of experience in dealing with fracture compensation claims, McCarthy + Co. has expertise in a wide variety of related fields including upper limb injuries to arms, elbows, and hands. We are a family-run business, and we pride ourselves on offering honest, impartial, and helpful advice.
Our offices are based in Dublin and Cork, but we work with clients throughout Ireland in locations ranging from Galway to Waterford. You can count on us for legal advice, guidance, and assistance on any form of personal injury.
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Start Your Claim
If you have suffered a hand, arm, or elbow fracture, get in touch with our specialist personal injury solicitors today to make a start on your claim or gather more information. Call us on 1800 390 555 and an experienced member of staff will discuss your situation and potential next steps. You can also email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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