By Jo Anderson. Last Updated 20th November 2022. Tennis elbow is a soft tissue injury, which involves pain and weakness in the elbow. You can experience tennis elbow injury from a car accident if the impact causes blunt force trauma. If the car accident was not your fault, you might be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries.
In this guide, we will explain how to claim compensation for a tennis elbow injury. And we can help you to estimate how much compensation you could get for an elbow injury.
If you have suffered a tennis elbow injury because of a car accident that was not your fault, call us. Our solicitors can handle your claim to win you the compensation you are owed.
To see if you can begin your tennis elbow injury claim, contact our advisors today.
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- Could I Claim Compensation For Tennis Elbow From A Car Accident?
- What Is Tennis Elbow?
- How Do Road Traffic Accidents Cause Tennis Elbow Injuries?
- Elbow Injury Compensation Amounts
- Compensation Payouts for an Elbow Injury from a Car Accident
- Claim For A Tennis Elbow Injury From A Car Accident With Accident Claims UK
- Learn More About Claiming For An Elbow Injury From A Car Accident
If you have sustained an elbow injury from a car accident, you may be wondering if you could claim compensation.
Your case would have to meet certain eligibility criteria to be valid. You would need to be able to prove that another user of the road breached a duty of care that they owed you, and that their breach caused your injury.
All road users owe each other a duty of care. They must use the roads in a way that does not cause injury or harm to themselves or other users. They must also adhere to the Road Traffic Act 1988, and follow the rules and guidance in the Highway Code.
If they breach this duty of care, and cause an accident in which you are injured, you could be eligible to make a car accident claim.
However, you would only have a limited time to file your claim. Usually, per the Limitation Act 1980, you would have three years from the accident to start a personal injury claim. However, there may be some exceptions for claims involving children or those who lack the mental capacity to claim for themselves.
To learn whether you could be eligible to claim compensation or to check how long you would have to claim, please contact an advisor.
A tennis elbow injury is a type of soft tissue injury that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. The clinical name for tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis.
Tennis elbow injuries happen when the muscles that are attached to the elbow become strained. Consequently, tiny tears and inflammation then develop on the bony lump outside the elbow (the lateral epicondyle).
Tennis elbow injuries affect the muscles that are attached to the elbow and are also used to straighten the wrist. Overusing these muscles is often the cause of such injuries. Athletes who play tennis and other racket sports may be at risk of developing tennis elbow. However, blunt force trauma such as a car accident can also cause a tennis elbow injury.
Tennis Elbow vs Golfer’s Elbow
Golfer’s elbow is an injury that involves pain in the inner side of the elbow. Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow, except it causes pain to the tendons inside the elbow. As the name suggests, people who play golf and other sports with clubs are vulnerable to developing a golfer’s elbow injury.
The impact of a car accident can cause a tennis elbow injury. There are different ways that you can get a tennis elbow from a car accident. Firstly, many people instinctively take on a braced position when their car collides with another car or object. The force of the car collision can sprain the elbow whilst it is in a braced position. The force can also cause a tennis elbow injury.
A tennis elbow injury can happen when a motorist or passenger experiences blunt force trauma in a car accident. The crash’s impact may cause the driver or passenger to hit their elbow on the car dashboard. Or, in a very serious accident, a moving object may hit the elbow.
All motorists owe other road users a duty of care. Therefore, if a car accident hurt your elbow, you may be able to claim compensation from the person who was responsible. To see if you can begin your tennis elbow compensation claim, call our advisers today.
Knowing the average compensation for tennis elbow may not be helpful for you. Many factors will be considered when legal professionals are calculating elbow injury compensation amounts. In the next two sections, we explore the two heads that could form a personal injury claim.
General damages is compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your elbow injury from a car accident. In addition to your physical suffering, any mental health injuries caused by your injury could be compensated under general damages. In the section below, we provide you with a rough guide of elbow injury compensation amounts.
Your claim for an elbow injury may also include special damages. This is where, if you have proof, you could be compensated for any costs you incurred due to your injuries. Examples are provided below.
Speak to our team today to discuss your potential elbow injury from a car accident claim.
How Much Could I Get For Tennis Elbow From A Car Accident?
Claimants often ask, “What is the average compensation for tennis elbow?” You can use the table below to estimate how much compensation you could get for an elbow injury.
The compensation amounts in the table are based on guidelines from the Judicial College. The most recent figures from the Judicial College guidelines have been used. These were taken from the edition published in April 2022. Your solicitor may use the guidelines and your medical report to estimate how much compensation you should claim.
How much compensation you could receive for a tennis elbow injury may vary, so please feel free to call our helpline for a personalised quote.
|Injuries To The Elbow
|Degree Of Injury
|Multiple Disabling Injuries Plus Special Damages
|Multiple injuries causing significant pain and suffering and financial loss.
|Up to £150,000+
|An arm injury that falls short of requiring amputation but leaves the person little better off.
|£96,160 to £130,930
|(b) Injuries Resulting in a Substantial and Permanent Disability
|A permanent residual functional or cosmetic disability due to fractures in one or both forearms.
|£39,170 to £59,860
|(c) Less Severe
|The person will have suffered with significant disabilities but a significant amount of recovery has or is expected to take place.
|£19,200 to £39,170
|Simple fractures to the forearm.
|£6,610 to £19,200
|(a) Severely Disabling Injuries
|This is the highest level of compensation bracket for injuries to the elbow.
|£39,170 to £54,830
|(b) Less Severe Elbow Injury
|This is the second most serious degree of elbow injury. The injury causes impaired function of the elbow. Major surgery is not required and the person should not be left with a significant disability.
|£15,650 to £32,010
|(c) Minor Or Moderate
|Injuries such as tennis elbow and those which do not cause permanent injury or permanent loss of function are included in this bracket. How much could be awarded may depend on how long it takes for the injury to be fully resolved.
|Up to £12,590
We have included general damages in the compensation table above. General damages are the primary part of a compensation claim payout. Moreover, general damages are paid out to compensate the injured person for the psychological and physical pain, suffering and loss of amenity they have experienced.
We have chosen to exclude special damages compensation from this table because the amount receiveded, varies too much from claim to claim. Please see the below section for an explanation of special damages.
If your claim is successful, you could receive more than general damages compensation after an elbow injury from a car accident. This is because you may also be able to claim for special damages. These relate to financial losses that have been caused by the injury.
For example, as part of your car accident claim, you could potentially claim for medical expenses incurred as a result of the elbow injury. This can include prescription costs and potential physiotherapy costs, if they cannot be provided for free on the NHS.
Further financial losses you may be able to claim for include:
- Care cost expenses
- Travel costs
- Adjustments to your home
- Loss of earnings
However, to potentially claim for these losses, you would need sufficient financial evidence. This can include bank statements, invoices, payslips and receipts. To know more about making a claim for a car accident, please contact our advisors for free using the above details. They can provide you with a compensation estimate specific to your claim and answer any queries you have about the claims process.
Our solicitors offer their services on a No Win No Fee basis. A No Win No Fee claim means that you would pay your solicitor a success fee if they win your claim. The success fee is deducted from the compensation payout at a lawfully capped rate. Therefore the majority of the compensation payout goes to you.
What happens if your claim is unsuccessful?
Our solicitors only take on compensation claims that they believe can win. However, if your solicitors do not win your claim, they will not charge you any solicitor fees.
To see if our solicitors can handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis, contact our advisers today.
Why Choose Us?
If you have been injured because of a car accident, Accident Claims UK could help you.
Here are some benefits of choosing our solicitors to handle your claim:
- You can make a No Win No Fee claim.
- Our solicitors have solid experience handling car accident claims.
- We offer free legal advice to anyone looking to make an elbow injury claim.
Begin Your Claim
To see if you can claim for a tennis elbow caused by a car accident, please get in touch with Accident Claims UK, using the details below:
- Call our advisers on 0800 073 8801
- Or use our online widget to ask us a question directly
- Alternatively, use our online claims form to reach us
We hope you have found this guide to claiming compensation for tennis elbow from a car accident beneficial. Please feel free to read these resources to learn more about making a personal injury claim.
Tendonitis – an NHS guide
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) – an NHS guide
Motor Insurers’ Bureau – If the car driver doesn’t have insurance or leaves the scene without exchanging details with you, it could go through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
Thank you for reading this guide to making a tennis elbow injury from a car accident.