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Types ofInjuries

also known as physical trauma, is damage to the body caused by external force. This may be caused by accidents, falls, hits,   weapons, and other causes.

Upper Limb Injuries

Injuries to the upper limb will include injuries to the Arm, Shoulder, Clavicle, Elbow, Hand, Wrist and Fingers.

There are several categories of paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia. The paraplegic has lost the partial or complete ability to move the legs while the quadriplegic is partially or completely unable to move both the legs and arms. Paralysis can be temporary or permanent.

The award for the arm may include whether there is amputation to both arms, one arm or whether the injury to the arm is severe and whether they are severe for one or both arms or serious and less serious injuries.

For all the other injuries to the upper limb, the award to be made will depend on whether the injury is severe, serious, moderate or minor.

As for the fingers, it will depend on whether there is amputation and which of the finger is injured. The award will vary according to which of the finger has been injured.

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