When you fall it is a natural instinct to use your arms to protect your body and head where possible, as a result even minor slips and trips can result in serious arm injuries. Such injuries can have major implications for your ability to work. As such making a claim for compensation can be a crucial step in securing financial security.
An arm injury can have far reaching effects. It can render us unable to drive and makes travelling on busy public transport a painful experience as you try to balance and protect your injured arm.
This can be damaging to your ability to earn before you even consider the limitations that lifting, typing or manual labour with an arm injury creates. In the best-case scenario these tasks become painful and slow, in the worst they cannot be completed. If you have suffered any degree of arm injury contacting Accident Advice Helpline is the first step to securing compensation.
Types of arm injury
When it comes to making an arm injury claim injuries can be divided into five basic tiers of severity and compensation. The initial tier is for minor injuries; these injuries include basic muscle damage and small clean fractures. These wounds will completely heal quite quickly and leave no on-going symptoms.
The next category of injuries is that of minor injuries with on-going symptoms. This kind of arm injury claim will pay out slightly more as despite healing well you are left with an on-going degree of pain. The next degree of injury is again closely related to the previous one, however, it includes significant on-going symptoms, though you still have use of the arm.
The final injuries are really serious injuries. The first relates to serious injuries such as compound fractures that result in on-going disability, whilst the latter are injuries that cannot be healed and require amputation of the limb. Whatever degree of injury you have suffered Accident Advice Helpline can help you make an arm injury claim today.
Claiming for an arm injury
After suffering an arm injury a quick phone call to Accident Advice Helpline will allow our friendly advisors to evaluate your claim with our 30-second test. With years of expertise and experience we can connect you with a solicitor ideal for your claim.
In order for your injury claim to be valid it is necessary for another party to be at fault. In many slips, trips and falls the culprit can be poor signage of a hazard, such as a wet floor, or poorly maintained surfaces.
In these cases the business or public authority responsibility can be claimed against. Equally medical evidence of your injury is vital to a successful claim; as such it is important to always seek professional medical care.
Once you have established fault and have received medical treatment the claims process is usually straightforward. Accident Advice Helpline will ensure your arm injury claim has minimal impact on your day-to-day life, allowing you to focus on your recovery without the burden of lost earnings and medical expenses.
Date Published: October 28, 2013
Author: David Brown