Elbow Injury Claim Payouts: Calculate Compensation Amounts For Injuries To Your Elbow
In this article we describe what an elbow injury claim is; set out the different parts of your elbow that can be injured; we discuss the tendon inflammation that can cause tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow and give examples of the amounts of compensation you can claim for each type of injury.
- Elbow Injury Claim Payouts: Calculate Compensation Amounts For Injuries To Your Elbow
- Payouts Table For Elbow Injury Claims In 2023
- What is an elbow injury claim?
- What are the parts of your elbow that can be injured?
- What is your elbow?
- Bones that meet at the elbow
- Elbow joints
- Elbow Cartilage
- Muscles that attach in the elbow joint
- Ligaments in your elbow
- Tendons joining at the elbow
- Nerves, Arteries And Veins
- What are tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow?
- Compensation calculator examples for elbow injury claims
- Summary Of Elbow Injury Claims Compensation Amounts
- Free Legal Help And Assistance
- Payouts Table For Elbow Injury Claims In 2023
Payouts Table For Elbow Injury Claims In 2023
|Elbow Injury||Claim Payout|
Tennis or golfers elbow
Symptoms 1 year
|up to £12,600|
Lesser ongoing symptoms
|£16,000 – £32,000|
Fractures / ligament / tendon
|£39,000 – £55,000|
What is an elbow injury claim?
Should you suffer injury to your elbow as a result of negligence (or other legal fault) – you will be able to make to make an elbow injury claim for monetary compensation for the pain and suffering you experience and subsequent financial loss and expense as a direct result of the injury.
Types of elbow injury
There are many types of injury your elbow can suffer, which include fractures, ripped muscles, cartilage damage, torn ligaments. tendonitis and nerve damage.
Typical types of accident causing elbow injury
What are the parts of your elbow that can be injured?
It is important to appreciate medically what your elbow joint is, so as to understand the different parts that can be injured.
What is your elbow?
The elbow is often referred to as a joint, but in actual fact it is made up of three different joints – all contained within a joint capsule, which contains a lubricating fluid and all meet in the elbow to form what we call the elbow joint.
The parts that make up the elbow, include:
Bones that meet at the elbow
The bone in your upper arm is known as the humerus bone,
Ulna and radius
The humerus meets two bones in the forearm (the ulna and radius bones) at your elbow.
The three joints in the elbow are where each of the three respective bones meet, they are called:
Ulnohumeral joint is where the ulna and humerus meet.
Radiohumeral joint is where the radius and humerus meet.
Proximal radioulnar joint
Proximal radioulnar joint is where the radius and ulna meet.
The two protruding parts of the elbow are actually part of the humerus bone and are named the lateral epicondyle (on the outside of the elbow) and the medial epicondyle (on the inner part of the elbow). These parts of the elbow are the positions where you will feel pain from tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow.
|Damage To Elbow Bones And Joints|
|Fractures, dislocations and other damage to the bones and joints of your elbow – will often lead to substantial elbow injury compensation claim.|
At the point where the bones meet there is a smooth substance known as an articular cartilage. This is designed to protect the bone ends and allow the joints to move smoothly.
Muscles that attach in the elbow joint
There are 5 muscles that connect at the elbow, which include:
Biceps, brachialis and triceps
Three muscles in the upper arm – the biceps and the brachialis cause your arm to bend and the triceps allow your arm to straighten.
Wrist extensors and flexors
Two sets of muscles in the forearm that connect at the elbow – the wrist extensors and the wrist flexors.
Ligaments in your elbow
A ligament is used to connect two bones or cartilages together – holding the joint together. Typically ligaments are short, tough and flexible.
Four such ligaments in the elbow are:
Annular and quadrate ligament
The annular ligament and quadrate ligament – both of which join the radius bone to the ulna bone.
Lateral collateral ligament
The lateral collateral ligament connects the radius bone to the humerus bone. It is situated on the outside of the elbow joint.
Medial collateral ligament
The medial collateral ligament joins the ulna bone to the humerus none and is situated on the inside of the elbow.
High impact accidents
High impact accidents, such as road accidents, can give rise to injured ligament elbow injury claims.
Tendons joining at the elbow
The muscles are joined at their end to your bones by tendons – these are classed as soft tissue.
|Soft Tissue Injuries|
|When making an elbow injury claim or other type of personal injury claim – you will often here the phrase “soft tissue injuries”. |
Tendons are one such sift tissue as are ligamentts, muscles, blood vessels and nerves.
The four main tendons attaching at your elbow are:
The biceps tendon attach your biceps muscle to the radius bone.
The triceps tendon attach the triceps muscle to the ulna bone.
Lateral and medial epicondyle
The lateral epicondyle and medial epicondyle join the muscles in your forearm to the humerus bone
|When one or more of these tendons are inflamed – pain is caused, which is the route cause of tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow occurs|
Nerves, Arteries And Veins
There are a number of nerves (carry signals from our brain to our muscles – allowing the muscles to move and giving you sensations, such as touch). arteries (carrying blood from the heart) and veins (carrying blood back to the heart).
What are tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow?
Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are both a form of tendonitis (an inflammation of the tendons that meet at the elbow).
If the tendon on the outer part of your elbow is causing you pain when you move your arm – you are likely suffering from tennis elbow.
If the tendon on the inner part of your elbow is causing you pain when you move your arm – you are likely suffering from golfer’s elbow.
If someone can be proved to be at fault for either of these conditions you will likely have an elbow injury claim.
How are tennis and golfers elbow caused?
The name of the condition describes one way in which the injury is caused. Tennis elbow can be caused by stress on your tendons from playing too much tennis and golfer’s elbow from the stress on your tendons caused by playing too much golf.
Typical tennis and golfer elbow claims
However – tennis elbow and golfers elbow can be caused in many different ways that can give rise to a claim for compensation. Examples of the most common claims include: manual handling work injuries, repetitive strain injury and in high impact road traffic accident collision.
|Manual Handling Injuries And RSI|
|For a manual handling injury – you are most likely overloading the elbow and tendons by moving too heavy a weight.|
For an RSI – you must be using your arms over and over to repeat tasks in fast succession. Often weights are quite light, but it is the repetitive nature of the tasks that is the danger.
Both repetitive strain and manual handling injuries can occur from your employer having in place a poor system of work. If your solicitor can prove legal fault – you should be able to claim compensation from your employer for your elbow injury.
Compensation calculator examples for elbow injury claims
Some examples of the amounts of compensation you can expect for pain and suffering for elbow injury claims settling in 2023, include:
Watch out – in addition to compensation for pain and suffering, you are entitled to claim for financial loss and expense as a direct result of your injuries. Examples of such losses might include – lost income and medical expenses.
|Personal Injury Payouts – v – Criminal Injury Payouts|
|No matter what type of accident caused your elbow injury – the amount of compensation your solicitor will claim on your behalf for pain and suffering will be the same. For example – an elbow injury in a work accident will attract an identical amount of compensation as the same elbow injury in a road accident.|
How much compensation depends only on what the injury is, how bad your pain symptoms are and how long the injury will affect you.
However, compensation settlements for elbow injuries caused by a criminal act are subject to a tariff (fixed sums for defined injuries), which are typically far less than you will recover for the same injury in a personal injury claim.
Quantification of personal injury claims is based on caselaw and judicial guidance.
Minor elbow injury claim
A minor elbow injury claim might include a simple fracture to your elbow, tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow – all with your pain symptoms resolving within a few years.
This type of elbow injury claim will lead to compensation calculator of up to £12,600.
Elbow surgery required with ongoing symptoms
Elbow injuries requiring minor surgery, affecting your ability to work and with ongoing pain symptoms and some impairment of elbow function – average compensation payouts are likely to be calculated between £16,000 – £32,000.
Disabling elbow injury compensation amounts
Elbow fractures, muscle, ligament and tendon damage and other injuries which may require more intrusive surgery and may permanently significantly disable the function of your elbow – will lead to your elbow injury claim payouts of between £39,000 – £55,000.
Summary Of Elbow Injury Claims Compensation Amounts
On this page you have seen medically what your elbow joint is, how it can be injured and how much compensation you can expect for all manner of elbow injury, including tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, fractures and other elbow injuries.
We recommend you see our personal injury claims guides – explaining how to claim compensation for all manner of accidents that may have caused your elbow injury.
Free Legal Help And Assistance
If your have suffered personal injury and are thinking about a claim – why not try our free online and telephone solicitor assistance. You can ask a question, have your elbow injury claim assessed or speak direct with our solicitors.