Wrists, Elbows


  • Wrists – £2,000 – £50,000
  • Elbows – £10,000 – £45,000


Very minor injuries (£2,000 – £3,000) are generally minimally displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries which will require a plaster or bandage for weeks but where a full recovery is expected within 1 year. Up to £8,000 can be awarded in cases where recovery from this injury takes longer. Less severe injuries (£10,000 – £20,000) are those that result in a permanent disability, such as pain and stiffness. Significant permanent disability is when useful movement remains (£20,000 – £32,000) or where there is a complete loss of function (£39,000 – £50,000).


Moderate or Minor injuries (£10,000) include fractures, tennis elbow syndrome and lacerations. These injuries are not permanent and full recovery is expected within three years. Less Severe injuries (£13,000 – £26,000) cause a loss of function but there is no significant disability and surgery is not required. A Severely Disabling injury (£32,000 – £45,000) will normally be one that is permanent.

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