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Shoulder, Elbow and Arm Injuries at Work

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Injuries to the upper limbs can cause severe discomfort and have a detrimental effect on day-to-day life.


Early physiotherapy is essential to ensure a person gets back to their pre-accident state as quickly as possible. However, for some, a full recovery is not always possible.

Minor shoulder injuries in where the symptoms have lasted between three months and a year can warrant an award between £2,150.00 and £3,810,00, whereas injuries lasting up to two years can be worth as much as £6,920.00.

Shoulder Injury Claims


Frozen shoulders can justify an award of between £6,920.00 and £11,200.00 and more serious dislocations could be up to £16,830.00.

A moderate or minor elbow injury where symptoms resolve within 18 – 24 months justify an award of £5,500.00 and injuries with symptoms over three years with ongoing nuisance symptoms could see you receiving an award up to £11,040.00.

An uncomplicated colles fracture of the wrist attracts an award of £6,510.00 and other minor or minimally displaced fractures with recovery within a year justifies awards between £3,090.00 and £4,160.00. Wrist injuries resulting in significant permanent disability could attract awards between £21,480. and £34,340.00.

Why is it best to seek legal advice for my claim?

Given the range of values, it is therefore essential you get specialist legal advice from a solicitor who can ensure you are receiving the maximum amount of compensation for your injury as well as claiming other losses in addition, such as loss of earnings and care and assistance.


Get in touch today for a free initial consultation regarding leg or knee injury claims, or any other accident at work. Choose one of the methods on the right-hand side of this page, or call us on 0113 200 9787 to find out how we can help you.

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