Upper Body Injury Claims

An injury to your upper body can be hugely distressing. If you’ve been affected, we could help you access the compensation and support you deserve.


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You can call them on:
0800 567 7866

What is an upper body injury compensation claim?

Upper body injuries refer to any damage that occurs from your head down to your waist. If you’ve suffered an upper body injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you could have grounds to make a claim.

Some of the most common causes of upper body injuries are:

This isn’t an exhaustive list, though. Whether you’ve been injured at work, on the roads or in a public place, you could be entitled to compensation and support.

Our friendly claims advisors can offer you a free consultation where they will discuss the details of your situation with you and let you know if you have a strong case. There will be no obligation to go forward after speaking to us, so you’ll have nothing to lose by getting in touch.

Why should I make an upper body injury claim?

Suffering any kind of upper body injury can have a significant impact on your life. You may find yourself unable to drive, or you could be facing an extended period of time off work to recover.

As well as affecting you psychologically, having to take time off can also add a layer of financial stress to what is already a difficult situation. You may have concerns about how you will cover immediate expenses such as household bills if you’re left unable to work.

While making a claim won’t undo what happened, it could help to reduce your money worries. If the individual or organisation responsible for your injuries admits liability, your solicitor may even be able to apply for interim payments before your case is settled. So you can pay off any urgent debts.

Taking legal action could provide some closure for you on a personal level, too. And you’ll be helping to highlight the negligence that led to your injuries, meaning it will be less likely that other people are affected in the same way.

If you’re not sure whether you can claim, just get in touch with our advisors. We’ll listen to the details of what happened and let you know if we can help.

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our solicitors are here to support you, whether you’ve been injured in an accident or suffered harm as a result of a medical professional’s negligence.

If we’re able to take on your claim, we’ll match you with a dedicated legal expert who will build a case on your behalf and work to secure the best possible outcome for you.

For these types of claims, we work on a No Win No Fee basis. So there will be nothing to pay upfront and no legal fees to cover if your case is unsuccessful.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Upper body injury claim FAQs

How long do I have to make an upper body injury claim?

You’ll generally have three years to make an upper body injury claim. This could be three years from the date of your accident or from when you first became aware of your injuries. For example, if you’d suffered medical negligence and did not realise until a later diagnosis revealed your condition.

There are some cases where this time limit won’t apply, though. If you’re claiming on behalf of a child who has sustained upper body injuries, you’ll have until their 18th birthday to make a claim. After this, the child will have until their 21st birthday to build their own case.

Sadly, there are some instances where upper body injuries are fatal. If you’re considering making a claim on behalf of a loved one who has passed away, you will usually have three years from the date of their death to start the process.

How much compensation could I receive for an upper body injury?

Upper body injuries can vary widely in severity. So it would be difficult to say exactly how much your claim could be worth without speaking to you about the details of your case. But if your claim is successful, it’s likely that your compensation will take into account:

  • Any lost or reduced earnings due to time taken off work
  • How your future employment opportunities could be affected
  • Medical costs – for further treatment, surgery or physiotherapy
  • The impact of your injuries on your social life
  • Travel costs – for trips to and from hospital

Your settlement will also consider the pain and suffering you’ve endured as a result of your injuries – this is known as general damages. For an estimate of how much your claim could be worth in general damages, try our free compensation calculator.

I’ve suffered an upper body injury – what should I do?

The most important thing to do after suffering any kind of injury is to seek medical attention. Your health is the number one priority so you should make sure that you’re fully checked over before doing anything else.

Next, you might consider making an upper body injury claim. Our knowledgeable advisors are here to talk through your case with you and answer any questions you may have. And if we think you have a claim, we’ll ask if you’d like to be put in touch with one of our expert solicitors.

We’ve already supported thousands of people in situations similar to yours – including our client, J.

While at work, J tripped over a vacuum cleaner cable that had been left in her way by a member of cleaning staff. As she fell, J collided with a nearby wall and felt immediate pain in her shoulder and arm.

It was later confirmed that J had sustained tendon damage which left her with constant pins and needles and an inability to pick up anything heavy. After speaking to J about her case, we put her in contact with one of our solicitors who was able to secure her £6,100 in compensation.

To find out if we could help you too, get in touch with us on the number at the top of the screen or request a callback.

Or if you’d prefer to contact us online, we also have a quick and easy claims form on our website.

Whenever you’re ready, we’re here to offer you a helping hand.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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