Elbow Injury Claims Guide – How Much Compensation Can I Claim?

By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 29th October 2021. Welcome to our guide on elbow injury claims for elbow injury compensation. If you have experienced an elbow injury which was caused by the negligence of another party, you could be entitled to make an elbow injury claim for compensation. What can cause elbow injuries? There are numerous causes, such as slips, trips or falls, sporting injuries, and road traffic accidents. Unfortunately, elbow injuries can be very debilitating.

Often people with an elbow injury such as a break, fracture or “tennis elbow” are unable to work for a period of time and therefore can suffer a loss of income and future income. An elbow injury can also affect your personal life, affecting your ability to wash and dress, prepare food and drive. If you have experienced an elbow injury that was not your fault trust Accident Claims UK to help you make an elbow injury compensation claim for the compensation that you are entitled to.

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A Guide To Claiming Compensation For A Tennis Elbow Injury

Accident Claims UK has created this guide to making an elbow injury claim for people who have experienced an elbow injury in an accident that was not their fault and wish to claim e compensation. Accident Claims UK is a highly respected personal injury solicitor’s firm with an excellent track record of winning personal injury claims for victims of elbow injuries.

Clients often ask us “How much compensation can I claim for an elbow injury?” Amounts vary greatly, depending on the severity of the injury but the average settlement for an elbow injury is worth tens of thousands of pounds. Use our elbow injury claim calculator for an estimation of how much your claim could be worth.

If you have suffered a broken elbow, fractured elbow or tennis elbow because of someone else’s negligence, we would love to help you make the injured elbow compensation claim you are entitled to. We offer a free legal consultation for anyone looking to make an elbow injury compensation claim.

Call us today on 0800 073 8801 to speak to one of our friendly advisors. If we think you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation for your injury we will let you know what your elbow injury claim is worth and provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your claim. You will also have the option to make a no win no fee elbow injury compensation claim.

What Are Elbow Injuries And How Common Are They?

An elbow injury can be any sort of injury to the elbow. Most people have suffered a minor elbow injury, such as knocking their “funny bone”. This means hitting the back of your elbow, which causes a tingling numb feeling up and down their arms. Luckily this is not a serious injury. However, there are lesson common injuries to the elbow which can be more serious and require medical treatment. We will review some less common elbow injuries that could still lead to elbow injury claims below.

Elbow breaks and fractures:

Elbow bone breaks or fractures can cause damage to the ulnar collateral ligament. Damage to the ulnar collateral ligament surgery can require surgery to fix and can take over a year to heal properly.

Elbow strain and tears:

Elbow strains and tears are forms of soft tissue damage. A strain is when a muscle, ligament or tendon is overstretched. Severe over-stretching can cause the muscle, ligament or tendon to tear and may require surgery to fix. This could certainly provide the grounds on which to claim for injured elbow compensation.


Blows to the elbow can cause bursitis. Bursitis occurs when a fluid-filled sac called a “bursa” forms under the skin to protect an injury, causing pain, swelling, and tenderness to the sufferer. Bursitis is often treated by a doctor draining the bursa.

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI):

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a condition caused by overworking so is a common workplace injury. It occurs as a result of over repeating the same routine tasks, causing the ligaments in the elbow to become inflamed, making any movement painful. Repetitive Strain Injury to the elbow is usually treated by taking anti-inflammatory medication and sometimes wearing a supportive elbow brace as well.

A Guide To Tennis Elbow

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Lateral Epicondylitis is more commonly known as “tennis elbow”. The condition is commonly known as tennis elbow. It occurs when the muscles that are attached to the elbow are overused. If the muscles and tendons are overstrained this can cause inflammation and tiny tears near the bony, lumpy part of the elbow. These muscles are also used to straighten the wrists, so tennis elbow can be quite debilitating.

What causes tennis elbow? The name suggests that tennis elbow is only caused by playing tennis, but any activity that causes repetitive movement of the elbow can cause tennis elbow. This includes playing sports like tennis or golf, or work-related activities such as playing a musical instrument, operating machinery or trade-related activities such as plumbing, carpentry or painting and decorating.

What should you do if you experience pain in your elbow from strenuous or repetitive activities? Firstly, stop what you are doing and rest. If after a few days the pain persists, see your GP. You may need an ultrasound or MRI scan to identify your tennis elbow. How is tennis elbow treated? Compression, rest, anti-inflammatories and painkillers can all help. Your doctor may refer you for physiotherapy.

For more serious cases surgery may be required to fix the damaged tendon. In most cases of tennis elbow, a full recovery is made within a year, though some cases can take more than a year to heal. Clients often ask us “Can I work with tennis elbow?” If you have a manual job you may not be able to work while you recover from tennis elbow. But if you claim injured elbow compensation for tennis elbow, you can also sue for loss of income as part of your tennis elbow workers compensation settlement. Speak to us about any elbow injury claims regarding tennis elbow syndrome.

Claiming Compensation For Tennis Elbow

If you have suffered from tennis elbow because of the negligence of another party, you can claim compensation for tennis elbow. Because many people suffer tennis elbow because of work-related injuries they will be awarded a tennis elbow workers compensation settlement.

Clients also ask us “What is the average compensation for tennis elbow?”. The compensation amount for tennis elbow that you receive will depend on the circumstances of your injury. For example, if your employer did not take the necessary steps to protect you from tennis elbow whilst carrying out manual labour, how severe your injuries are and how long it took you to recover from your injuries will be taken into account.

What’s more, if you suffered a loss of income as the result of not being able to work due to tennis elbow, you will be able to claim compensation for loss of income. If the tennis elbow is more severe and takes up to two years to heal the compensation amount for tennis elbow that you receive can increase substantially. Please review our injured elbow compensation claim calculator to review how large your tennis elbow workers compensation settlement could be.

Workplace Elbow Injury Compensation

According to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, employers are legally responsible for their employee’s health and safety while they are at work. Part of this responsibility is to conduct regular risk assessments to look for hazards that could cause accidents or harm and remove the risk, or apply control measures to minimise it. If the employer doesn’t act on a known hazard and it causes an accident which harms an employee or person visiting the business, they could be held legally responsible for the person’s injuries. And this might result in the victim filing elbow injury claims.

What common workplace accidents can cause elbow injuries? Slip, trip and fall accidents can cause workers elbow injuries as most people will instinctively put out their arm if they fall, which can injure the elbow on impact. Soft tissue damage caused by overuse of the elbow muscles such as repetitive strain injury or tennis elbow can occur if employees are overworked.

If you have suffered an elbow injury at work, which was caused by negligence on the part of your employer, you could be entitled to make an elbow injury claim for compensation. Accident Claims UK would love to represent you in your claim, to help you get the maximum amount of compensation that your elbow injury claim is worth. Call us today to talk about claiming compensation for an injury at work today.

Compensation For Injuries In A Public Place

If you suffered an elbow injury in a public place you can also claim personal compensation. The key is to establish liability for your injuries. Driver’s have a legal duty of care to other road users, so if you were injured in a road traffic accident, the driver at fault will be liable in the case of your elbow injury claim.

If you were injured in a public establishment like a shop, pub or restaurant then the proprietor has a legal duty of care towards their customers and will be held liable for your injuries. To inquire about seeking injured elbow compensation and to discuss the circumstances of your injuries, call Accident Claims UK for your free legal consultation.

Slip, Trip, And Fall Elbow Injury Claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents can occur due to the negligence of another party, i.e. when the person with a duty of care (such as an employer or a cafe proprietor) fails to remove a trip hazard such as spilt liquid, or uneven flooring, from the floor. As a result, a victim can suffer an elbow injury on impacts, such as a break, fracture, sprain or strain.

Arm injuries are also a common result of a slip, trip, and fall accidents because many of us will instinctively put our hand out to stop ourselves from falling, meaning that the hand, elbow or arm is vulnerable to damage. If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall accident that was not your fault, you can sue for compensation.

Call Accident Claims UK today and if you have legitimate grounds for suing, we will find the right personal injury solicitor to help you make your claim.

The Steps To Take After An Elbow Injury Accident

If you suffer an elbow injury that was not your fault, there are things you can do to collect evidence to support your elbow injury claim. Please note the following advice is legal advice, not medical advice. It goes without saying that if you are seriously hurt you should go to a doctor or A&E department immediately.

Here are the steps you can take to collect evidence to support your compensation claim:

  • Take photographs of the hazard that caused your injury, with the date stamp if possible.
  • Take photographs of your injury as well, as visual evidence of your injuries.
    Collect the name and contact details of any witnesses to your accident. They may be able to give evidence to support your claim.
  • When you are assessed by a doctor, keep a copy of the medical report. It will include information on your elbow injury, what treatments are recommended and the estimated recovery period. This will help determine the extent of the pain and suffering caused by your injuries and how much compensation you are entitled to receive.
  • Write your own report of everything that happened to you, which will be helpful to refer to throughout the trial period.

How To Assess How Severe An Elbow Injury Is?

Higher compensation amounts are awarded to claimants who have suffered a more severe elbow injury, which will take longer to recover from. How serious an elbow injury is can depend on multiple different factors, including how it may affect your work and lifestyle. So if you wish to make a compensation claim, determining how severe your elbow injury is is essential to winning the maximum compensation amount that you are entitled to.

If you decide to trust an Accident Claims UK solicitor to handle your compensation claim, we will arrange for you to undergo a medical assessment to determine how serious your injuries are and what the damage is likely to be to your quality of life. This will help us determine how much compensation you should be awarded for your elbow injury claims.

Elbow Injury Compensation Claims Calculator – Updated October 2021

Do you want to know what your compensation claim is worth? Use our compensation claim calculator to determine how much compensation you could claim for your elbow injuries. The elbow injury claim calculator calculates average settlements awarded for elbow injuries, based on the type of injury and the effects of the injury.

InjurySeverityAverage settlement awardedNotes:
Elbow injuriesMinorUp to £11,820Minor injuries with some levels of pain.
Elbow injuriesModerate£14,690 to £30,050Injuries causing restricted movement.
Elbow injuriesSevere£36,770 to £51,460Loss of function in the elbow joint.
Arm injuriesMinorUp to £36,770
Some loss of function. Full recovery expected.
Arm injuriesModerate£90,250 to £122,860More serious loss of function and greater amount of pain.
Arm injuriesSevere£225,960 to £281,520Amputation of both arms.

Of course, these personal injury compensation amounts are automatically generated and do not take your individual circumstances into account. To get a more accurate estimation of how much your elbow injury claim is worth, call Accident Claims UK and speak to one of our specialist advisors.

What can be claimed for if you seek compensation? The main part of your compensation settlement award will be general damages. This will be compensation for your injuries and the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result.

The second smaller part of your compensation award will be special damages, which will serve to compensate you for any out of pocket expenses you endured as a result of your injuries. This includes loss of earnings and loss of future earnings (such as loss of pension income if you were caused to miss pension payments due to your injuries), medical expenses, transport expenses and at-home care expenses.

No Win No Fee Elbow Injury Compensation For Elbow Injury Claims

If you choose to claim compensation using Accident Claims UK, your solicitor will offer you the option of making a no win no fee elbow injury compensation claim. This means that you will not have to pay an upfront or an hourly solicitor’s fee. Instead, your fee will come out of your settlement for your elbow injury and you will only have to pay if you win.

For many claimants looking to make an elbow injury claim, this is the more affordable option for making a compensation claim as there is nothing to pay unless you win. There is also no financial risk to you, as you won’t be financially worse off than you were before if you don’t win your no win, no fee elbow injury claim.

Call Accident Claims UK to inquire about claiming no win no fee damages. We will assess how much compensation you could claim and find a no win no fee solicitor with the right expertise and experience to handle your elbow injury claims.

Why Make Your Elbow Injury Compensation Claim With Us?

Accident Claims UK is respected for being conscientious solicitors that have an excellent track record of winning their client’s personal injury claims. If you have suffered an elbow injury that was caused by the negligence of another party, you can trust Accident Claims UK to fight relentlessly to win your compensation claim. We will determine how much compensation for elbow injuries you could receive and fight relentlessly to win you the maximum amount of compensation you could potentially claim. We also offer you the option to claim no win, no fee elbow injury compensation, so there is no financial risk to you.

Accident Claims UK offers potential clients looking to make an elbow injury claim a free legal consultation. Call us today to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable advisors. We will assess whether or not you have a legitimate claim for compensation, and if you do we will estimate how much your elbow injury claim is worth and provide you with an expert personal injury solicitor who has the right expertise to win your elbow injury claims for you.

Elbow injury claims – how a solicitor could help

Our advice is that having a specialist legal representative on your side will not only give you a better chance of being compensated fairly but they will also make the claims process a lot smoother. Elbow injury claims can be quite complex, and you might end up dealing with an insurer who doesn’t want to pay out. They may try to say that their client wasn’t to blame. Alternatively, if they do admit liability for the accident, they might say that the elbow injury you’re claiming for wasn’t sustained in it.

That’s where your solicitor’s legal expertise comes in. They’ll use their experience to try and counter any objections raised. They’ll do this by presenting evidence such as photographs, medical reports or witness statements.  Importantly, you won’t need to do any of this yourself as your solicitor will handle all communications.

Throughout your case, your solicitor will explain what’s happening with regular updates. If you think of any questions, they’ll be on hand to answer them for you. In short, your solicitor will manage most of your elbow injury claim for you. Ultimately, their job is to win your case so that you are compensated fairly and so that they get paid for their work.

If you are thinking of making a personal injury claim for an elbow injury, why not let Accident Claims UK help you? Our team are ready to assess what happened and to supply free legal advice on how to proceed. Please call today for more information.

Useful Links Relating To Elbow Injury Claims

An NHS Guide to elbow and arm pain
Find out more about the symptoms and treatment options for arm and elbow pain in this handy NHS guide.

An NHS guide to tennis elbow
Learn more about the consequences and treatment options for tennis elbow.

Hand-Arm Vibration at Work

HSE states that nearly 2 million workers are at risk of hand arm vibration syndrome. Is your employer taking proper measures to reduce risk? Read HSE’s pages on it. 

Arm Injury Accident Claims Guide

You may have injured your arm as well as your elbow. If so, read our arm injury claims guide. 

A Guide to Dangerous Machinery at Work Injury Claims

Employees sometimes aren’t aware of the risks of their machinery. What happens if your employer’s machinery isn’t up to scratch? Find out. 

What Are My Legal Rights After an Accident at Work?

Are you concerned about how your employer’s treating you or will treat you after an injury they caused? Our guide might be able to help.

Elbow Injury Claims FAQs

How much compensation do you get for an elbow injury?

Compensation for an elbow injury revolves around how severe your injury is, how it affected your mental wellbeing and how your finances were impacted. It changes from person to person, but our advisors could offer you a free estimate. A compensation calculator may help you to see what you could claim for if your case is successful.

How much money can you sue for pain and suffering?

How much money you receive is commensurate with your pain and suffering. For example, brain damage could result in higher compensation amounts than a finger fracture. 

How do I know if my elbow injury is serious?

If you’re concerned about your elbow injury, you should always seek medical help or call 111. Our team can help you with legal advice on elbow injury claims.

What is the most common elbow injury?

One frequent situation is tennis elbow, which is the result of the forearm muscles being overused.

What does a torn tendon in the elbow feel like?

The feelings could include pain, tenderness and swelling inside the elbow joint when moving or even resting the elbow.

What happens if you hit your elbow too hard?

You’re likely to feel tingling from your fingers and compression of the ulnar nerve.

Can you chip your elbow?

Yes, you can chip your elbow with the chips happening within the humerus bone. And it consists of the floating of bone fragments and cartilage within the elbow joint.

Is it worse to tear a ligament or a tendon?

A tendon tear can feel worse due to the greater inflammation and pain that comes about as a result. And this could also lead to a much longer recovery time.

Would I be able to make elbow injury claims for car accidents?

Every year, people are injured on roads in the UK due to road traffic accidents. Whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, cyclist or motorcyclists or as a passenger or driver in a car, if the accident was someone else’s fault, you could claim compensation. You would need to be able to prove that someone was at fault for the accident, and that you were injured because of it. It may interest you to learn that even if the person that caused the accident was not insured or fled the scene of the accident, you could still make a claim for compensation. Our specialist solicitors, with years of experience that are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority could help with a number of car accident claims which cause elbow injuries. if you would like us to help you, please give us a call.

How common are car accidents in the UK?

As we have already mentioned, every year people are injured on UK roads. But how common are car accident injuries? The statistics below show that over 115,000 people suffered road traffic accident injury in 2020. Remember, this was despite there being four months in which the UK was in lockdown, so there would have been less traffic on the road at this time. Below, you can see details of the type of road users that were injured compared with statistics from the year before. All this should show you that road traffic accident injuries are quite a common occurrence on UK roads.

elbow injury claims statistics graph

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