What Is A Torn Bicep Claim Worth In Compensation?

 Following a bicep injury, you might wonder what a torn bicep claim might be worth. Through this guide, you can learn more about making a personal injury claim, and the benefits of choosing a No Win No Fee lawyer to guide you through the process.

Torn bicep claim

Torn bicep claim guide

The bicep is a muscle located in the front of the upper arm. It allows movement in the elbow joint. If this muscle is injured, it could have a severe impact on your quality of life.

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  1. Could I Make A Torn Bicep Claim?
  2. Accidents Leading To Bicep Tears
  3. What Are The Symptoms Of A Bicep Tear?
  4. Using A Compensation Calculator For A Torn Bicep Claim
  5. Do I Save By Using A No Win No Fee Lawyer?
  6. Further Information About Torn Bicep Claims

Could I Make A Torn Bicep Claim?

You must be able to prove that your injuries were caused by third-party negligence to make a torn bicep claim. This means that someone else must be in breach of their duty of care towards you.

For example, according to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA), all employers owe a duty of care towards their employees. This means they must provide a reasonably safe working environment.

Other examples include the Highway Code, which outlines the duty of care all road users owe each other, and the Occupier’s Liability Act 1957, which protects people in public places.

According to the Limitations Act 1980, the time limit for making a personal injury claim is generally three years, with some exceptions. For example, if you are comatose following your injury, the time period will begin when you recover. Or, for children under the age of 18, the three-year period will begin on their 18th birthday and end on their 21st. In both cases, a litigation friend could be appointed to claim on behalf of the injured person while they’re not able to do so. 

To find out if you could be eligible to claim, contact us today.

Torn Bicep Statistics

According to statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the rate of employer-reported non-fatal injury has been trending downwards in recent years.

The most common type of injury reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) are fractures, with 15,159 fractures reported by employers in 2020/2021. Alongside this, 14,784 injuries were reported in the sprains and strains category. 

Accidents Leading To Bicep Tears

There are a number of ways that third-party negligence can lead to injury, whether in the workplace or because of a car crash. See below for a list of scenarios that could lead to bicep injuries. 

  • Accidents at work: According to the HASAWA, all employees have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment for their employers. This includes maintaining proper housekeeping. Walkways should be kept clear of loose boxes or other clutter to avoid slip, trip, and fall hazards. If you slip and fall on a trailing wire, you could fall and injure your bicep. 
  • Road traffic accidents: The Highway Code outlines the duty of care all road users owe one another, and the Road Traffic Act 1988 outlines driving offences. If you are hit by someone driving under the influence and suffer a bicep tear as a result, you could be eligible to claim. 
  • Accidents in a public place: The Occupier’s Liability Act 1957 outlines the duty of care owed to people in public spaces by those in control of their spaces. If you slip on a spillage in the supermarket that was ignored by the staff and injure your bicep as a result, you could be eligible to claim. 

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What Are The Symptoms Of A Bicep Tear?

To make a torn bicep claim, you must be able to prove that your injuries were caused by third-party negligence. Because of this, it can be helpful to start collecting evidence to strengthen your claim. This can include:

  • Medical records: Seeking medical attention after an accident ensures that you get the help you need, but it can also help your claim. Any notes or records made by a medical professional can be used as evidence. You may also be invited to an independent medical assessment later on in your claim. The results of this will be used to ensure your injuries are consistent with the accident.
  • Symptoms diary: Keeping a diary of the symptoms you experience following your bicep tear can help you document the effect it has on your daily living.
  • CCTV footage: Footage of your accident or the circumstances leading up to it could be useful in supporting your claim. This can include CCTV footage, videos taken by witnesses, or dashboard camera footage.
  • Witness statements: Witness statements are a legal document, so you cannot collect these yourself. However, it can be helpful to take the contact details of witnesses to ensure their statements can be collected later.

Get in touch with our advisors today for free legal advice regarding your personal injury claim. If you have a valid case, you could be connected with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel. 

Using A Compensation Calculator For A Torn Bicep Claim

If your torn bicep claim is successful, you will be awarded general damages. Instead of including an online compensation calculator, we’ve chosen to illustrate this head of your claim in the table below.

General damages are awarded on a case-by-case basis with the help of a document called the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). The JCG provides a list of injuries with corresponding guideline compensation brackets. You can find some examples of this in the table below.

Injury TypeCompensation BracketNotes
Severe Arm Injuries£90,250 to £122,860Injuries falling short of amputation but are extremely serious.
Injuries Resulting In Substiantial Disablement£36,770 to £56,180Serious fractures to one or both arms resulting in significant and permanent residual disability.
Less Severe Arm Injuries£18,020 to £36,770Significant level of recovery, but with residual disability.
Simple Fractures of the Forearm£6,190 to £18,020Uncomplicated forearm fractures.
Severely Disabling Elbow Injuries£36,770 to £51,460Elbow injuries causing severe disability.
Less Severe Injuries£14,690 to £30,050Injuries causing impaired function but requiring little or no surgery.
Moderate or Minor Elbow InjuriesUp to £11,820Injuries causing no permanent disability or damage, e.g simple fractures, tennis elbow syndrome, and lacerations.

You might also be entitled to special damages. This part of your claim covers any financial losses you might incur as a result of your injuries.

For example, if you work in construction and suffer a bicep tear, you may be unable to work. In this case, you could potentially claim back any lost earnings under special damages.

You must be able to provide proof of any financial losses you wish to claim back, so it can be a good idea to keep any relevant bills, invoices, or receipts. 

The JCG can only provide broad estimates of compensation amounts. For a more detailed estimate of what your claim could be worth, contact our advisors today.

Do I Save By Using A No Win No Fee Lawyer?

You do not need to hire legal counsel to start a torn bicep claim, but a No Win No Fee lawyer can make the process seem simpler. 

When you enter into a No Win No Fee agreement, you can avoid the financial risks often associated with legal representation. You do not have to pay any upfront or ongoing fees when you hire a No Win No Fee lawyer.

If your claim succeeds, your lawyer will take a previously agreed-upon percentage of your compensation as their success fee. This percentage is capped by law to ensure you get the majority of your award. However, if your claim fails, you will not have to pay anything to your lawyer.

To find out if our panel of personal injury lawyers can help you start a No Win No Fee personal injury claim, get in touch with us today. 

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