Compensation for Amputation Injuries
Loss of Both Arms
£158,100 – £197,100 The compensation award is fairly high since it often results in helplessness.
Loss of One Arm
More than £90,000 When an arm is amputated at one’s shoulder.
£72,100 – £86,100 For amputations that are above the elbow. Shorter stumps make it harder to attach a prosthesis. Therefore, awards are higher the closer an amputation is to the person’s shoulder.
Amputation below the elbow.
£63,100 – £72,100 If an amputation is through a forearm, and it includes residual “phantom” pain, then the compensation level will be on the higher end of this range. The court also considers where the amputation was done on the dominant arm or not.