Accident Claims UK have dealt with claims for compensation for a elbow injuries at work on numerous occasions. Here we’re researching the case of a man who was compensated £100,000 for a broken elbow at work injury.
This case study is a good example of how claiming compensation for a broken elbow at work can be successful and how Accident Claims UK can be of help to you if you’re considering claiming for compensation for a broken elbow.
The injuries sustained in the accident included a fractured elbow and a soft tissue injury on the right arm. When the employer began to pay statutory sick pay to the claimant he decided he had to claim compensation for his broken elbow injury to cover his financial losses. You’ll see later in this case study that his broken elbow led to considerable pain, financial loss and stress for the man involved.
What Accident Did The Claimant Experience?
The claimant in this case was working in a factory, preparing equipment for servicing when he sustained his injuries which led to him beginning a claim for compensation for a broken elbow at work.
A very large valve needed to be removed to be serviced. To aid the removal a large plate was attached to the valve but as it was being fitted it swung towards the claimant and crushed his arm against a concrete wall. The man was taken to hospital, treated for his broken elbow and was in recovery for a long period of time.
The case against the employer centered around the fact that the employer hadn’t provided a safe place to work for the claimant, safe equipment or safe systems of work. All of which, had they done so, would’ve prevented the accident and subsequent compensation for a broken elbow at work claim from having to be made.
Although the scenario in this case was fairly rare (not many people are asked to prepare a 20-tonne valve to be serviced) the accident, crushing of the elbow, is not that rare in the workplace and can lead to compensation claims being made.
Details Of The Claimants Broken Elbow Injury
A common injury is a fractured radial head in the elbow which is very difficult to treat and results in the arm being in pain with a broken elbow recovery time being up to 6 weeks. The claimant in this case, who successfully claimed compensation for a broken elbow at work, had to take 8 months off of work to recover from the pain and had to undergo medical operations to try to recover the full use of his arm. This pain and time off work was one of the key arguments in the compensation claim that his personal injury solicitors successfully made.
The NHS suggest that broken elbow symptoms include: swelling, pain, deformity and you may of actually heard the bone snap or crack at the time of the accident. If this is the case, then you may be able to claim compensation for a broken elbow at work. If you experienced other symptoms in your accident at work then it may still be possible to make a claim so give us a call to discuss your options.
Similarly, if you’ve had an accident at work and you’ve injured your ankle then the symptoms are very similar, but you may find it hard to put weight on the foot or there may be bleeding where the bone has pierced the skin of the ankle.
Conducting The Case: What Allegation Was Made, And How Did Solicitors Establish The Defendant’s Liability?
The claimant decided that he should make a claim for compensation for his broken elbow at work and instructed a personal injury solicitor to do this on his behalf. It is imperative that you choose the right solicitor when making a personal injury claim to prevent being offered a low compensation amount from the other party involved in the accident.
The legal argument that his solicitor put forward was that, because of his broken elbow, the claimant needed to make a compensation for a broken elbow at work claim because he was disadvantaged in the work market, i.e. he was going to struggle to find work as he was still struggling with heavy lifting, using power tools and he struggled to with fine manual work. After returning to work he had to change the way he worked because of his injuries and this subsequently slowed his work rate down.
The employer’s solicitor, defending against the compensation for a broken elbow at work claim, would not accept this argument and even appointed a private detective to prove that the complainant was exaggerating his injuries to increase his compensation payout.
The personal injury solicitor, making the claim for compensation for a broken elbow at work, collected medical evidence and also interviewed witnesses of the accident to prove the injuries were as severe as claimed and also the impact on the complainant was as harsh as was being suggested.
How Much Compensation For A Broken Elbow Was The Claimant Awarded?
When the case for broken elbow compensation claim got to court, the employer’s solicitor offered £20,000 in full settlement but the personal injury solicitor refused. Arguing that the employer hadn’t provided a safe working environment and could have done more to prevent the compensation claim from being made, the claimants legal team turned down an increased offer of £55,000 and eventually the employer settled at £100,000 in full settlement of the compensation for the broken elbow at work claim.
This goes to show how important it is to have the right personal injury solicitor on your side. The solicitor or insurer for the defendant is always going to try and minimise their financial losses so if the claimant in this case had just taken the first compensation offer for his broken elbow at work claim it would’ve only been one fifth of the amount his solicitor managed to get in the long run.
No Win No Fee Broken Elbow Personal Injury Claims
This case of compensation for a broken elbow at work highlights how important a good legal team is, but we know that you may be put off from claiming because of the legal expenses involved.
That’s why Accident Claims UK offer a no win, no fee service for any compensation claim for a work accident claim that we take on for our clients. This means that, unlike some solicitors, we don’t charge any up-front fees and we don’t charge you a penny if we don’t win you the compensation for your injury that you deserve. If we agree to take your case on, then we don’t take any advance payment when making a compensation claim which means it is risk free for you to proceed using Accident Claims UK.
Our experts have worked on compensation claims for a broken elbow for many clients and know how to proceed to get the quickest and fairest settlement for you.
Make Your Elbow Injury Claim Today
Now that you know how important a good legal team is when claiming compensation for a broken elbow at work or elsewhere is and that Accident Claims UK will operate on a no win no fee basis then hopefully you’re ready to proceed with your case today.
When we make contact we’ll review you claim for compensation for a broken elbow in a free, no obligation, consultation. Our team are ready to help you make your claim today and to get you the right amount of compensation for your injury, pain and financial losses.
These links may be of some use to you when preparing to make a compensation for a broken elbow at work claim:
NHS Symptoms – A guide to broken bone symptoms from the NHS.
Broken Bone Compensation – Not specifically relating to compensation for a broken elbow at work claim but helpful advice about compensation claims and amounts for broken bones.
Treating Elbow Injuries – An NHS document on how you could care for your injuries.