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Upper Extremity Injury Compensation

Injuries to the upper extremity, encompassing the shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, and hand, can lead to ongoing health issues such as chronic pain, reduced range of motion, stiffness, and muscle weakness. There can also be nerve damage resulting in numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation. Some individuals might experience joint instability or arthritis, leading to difficulty in performing daily activities. In more severe cases, there can be permanent disability or deformity, and psychological impacts such as anxiety or depression related to the injury and its long-term effects.
Illustration of the upper extremity region of the body

Types of Upper Body Injuries

Click on the links below for more detailed information regarding specific types of injuries that can affect the upper extremity region of the body, together with guidance around compensation for each category of injury.

Antebrachial Forearm Injury

Following an antebrachial forearm injury, ongoing health issues may include chronic pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility or strength in the affected arm.

Arm Fractures

Severe consequences of an arm fracture can include permanent loss of function or chronic pain, causing significant diminishment in quality of life.

Biceps Tendon Rupture

Severe consequences of a biceps tendon rupture include significant loss of strength and mobility in the affected arm.

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Consequences of this condition include persistent pain, chronic inflammation, and significant loss of thumb and wrist mobility.

Elbow Fractures

Following an elbow fracture, ongoing health issues may include chronic pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility in the elbow.

Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis

Elbow bursitis can lead to chronic pain and swelling that can persistently affect elbow function and diminish quality of life.

Finger Fractures

Common causes of finger fractures include direct blows to the hand, such as from sports injuries, falls, or workplace accidents.

Hand Fractures

Fractures to bones in the hand can lead to chronic pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion, which may impact daily activities and grip strength.

Repetititive Strain Injuries

Inadequate ergonomic setups, insufficient breaks, or failure to train properly, can lead to the development of RSI.

Rotator Cuff Tear

Following a rotator cuff injury, ongoing health issues may include chronic pain, persistent weakness, and limited range of motion in the shoulder.

Shoulder Bursitis

Chronic shoulder bursitis can lead to ongoing health issues such as persistent pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion in the shoulder.

Shoulder Fractures

Shoulder fractures in public places frequently result from falls on hard surfaces, such as slipping on ice or tripping on uneven pavement.

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

If shoulder impingement syndrome is not effectively treated, it can lead to ongoing health issues such as chronic pain and persistent inflammation.

Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger can be caused by workplace activities that involve repetitive gripping or the prolonged use of tools that require forceful finger movements.

Wrist Fractures

Unsafe working conditions, lack of proper safety equipment, and inadequate training can cause wrist fractures.

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Expert Legal Assitance for Injuries to the Upper Body

If you have sustained an injury to the upper extremity part of your body and it has caused you significant ongoing health issues, you may have the grounds to bring a compensation claim against the party who caused your injury. At McCarthy + Co, our team of accomplished personal injury solicitors can help guide you through the legal process to secure the compensation that you desrve.

The Compensation Claim Process

Our approach is straightforward and transparent:

  • Initial Consultation – We start with a free, no-obligation consultation to understand your case and advise on the best course of action.
  • Gathering Evidence – We help gather all necessary medical reports, witness statements, and other evidence to build a strong claim.
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies – Our team skillfully negotiates with insurance companies to secure the best possible settlement.
  • Legal Representation – If your case goes to court, we provide robust legal representation to fight for your rights and interests.

Ready to bring your claim?

If you have sustained an upper body injury due to the negligence of a third party, you can arrange an appointment with one of solictors to discuss your next steps. Simply call us on the freephone number on this page or request a callback using our quick form and we’ll get back to you at a time that suits you.

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wears multiple hats, not only as the managing partner of one of Ireland’s leading law firms, but also as an author, speaker and an acknowledged expert in client service, innovation and marketing.

Beginning his academic journey at UCC, Flor furthered his education with a master’s degree in law from UCD. After gaining valuable experience as a solicitor in Dublin, the allure of home and the family brought him back to West Cork to contribute his expertise to the family business.
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is a seasoned solicitor with almost 20 years of experience, specialises in personal injury and medical negligence claims, focusing particularly on high-value compensation cases. His extensive litigation experience spans Circuit Court, High Court and Supreme Court levels.

John's practice involves a diverse range of cases, from personal injury and wrongful death to property damage, defective products, professional negligence and judicial reviews.
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