Compensation for arm injuries relate to the degree of loss of use and vary greatly as follows.
The value of this award depends on whether both arms are lost (£172,000 - £214,250) or just one arm. If one arm is lost, the award varies depending on whether amputation occurs at the shoulder (not less than £98,000), above the elbow (£78,300 - £93,500) or below the elbow (£68,750 - £78,300).
Other Arm Injuries:
These types of injuries vary from "Severe" (£68,750 - £93,500) which means that although the arm was not amputated, "the injured person is little better off" than if it had been, to "Simple Fractures" (£4,750 - £13,700).
Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders:
This covers conditions including various forms of tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and epicondylitis. Awards (£1,575 - £16,500) are based on factors such as which side is effect (awards are higher if dominant or both sides are effected), recovery time, age and affect on work and social life.