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Arm Injuries

Arm Amputation

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Loss of both arms   £158,000 – £197,000
Loss of a single arm Amputated at the shoulder £90,000
Loss of a single arm Amputated above the elbow £72,000 – £86,000
Loss of a single arm Amputated below the elbow £63,000 – £72,000

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • Whether the individuals has lost the dominant arm
  • The extent of any persistent or recurring pain
  • Whether prosthetic limbs can be used

Other Arm Injuries

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Severe Arm is left with little or no function £63,000 – £86,000
Severe Substantial disablement with reduced function and possible significant scarring £25,750 – £39,300
Less severe injury Significant disability suffered but full or nearly full recovery has been made, or is expected £12,600 – £25,750
Minor fracture   £4,350 – £12,600

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • The level of permanent disability
  • The extent of any persistent pain
  • The extent of any disfigurement
  • The length of time taken to recover
  • The level of treatment required

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