Taking a look at the compensation figures published in the 9th Edition of the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines, the figures for elbow injury compensation claim amounts are interesting reading.
The Judicial Studies Board usually divides each type of injury into a number of different categories based on the severity of the injury and your chances of making a recovery. These categories are usually minor, moderate, serious and very severe.
Minor elbow injury – £1,000 and £8,000
Minor elbow injuries are things like a fracture, tennis elbow syndrome or a laceration injury (a severe cut). The vast majority of people who suffer elbow injuries will find their claims fall into the ‘minor’ category, which means their claims will be worth somewhere between £1,000 and £8,000.
Moderately severe elbow injury – £10,000 and £20,500
Moderately severe elbow injuries are those where your ability to move your elbow is impaired but you don’t require any surgery and you haven’t been left with a major disability. Injuries at this level will be worth between £10,000 and £20,500.
Severe Elbow Injury – between £25,000 to £35,000
A severe elbow injury is one that has left you with a permanent disability, usually meaning you won’t be able to move the elbow joint. Very few people are involved in accidents where they suffer these types of injuries, although it is possible in the case of catastrophic car accidents and workplace accidents. This level of injury will be worth in the region of £25,000 to £35,000.