Breaking your arm can be incredibly painful and debilitating, but most simple fractures heal in around six to 10 weeks. This may mean taking some time off work to recover, and it will almost certainly mean having your broken arm in a cast – you’ll probably also be unable to participate in your usual sports or activities outside work. When you break your arm, you’ll need to seek medical attention as soon as possible after your accident.
This is to ensure that you get a proper diagnosis and also to make sure that the bones are properly aligned ready to heal. In cases where the bones are not aligned, a manual realignment may be needed, usually carried out by your GP, or you may need surgery for more complex fractures. Your cast will need to stay on until your broken arm has healed, and it’s important to take it easy whilst you’re on the mend.
Can I go to work with my broken arm in a cast?
Whilst it’s not compulsory to stay off work after your accident, a broken arm in a cast will undoubtedly get in the way of you doing your job properly, especially if you work in a manual role. Most people will take at least a few weeks off to recover, and if you do go to work, you need to ensure you keep your cast clean and dry at all times. Keeping your arm raised can promote healing and you need to avoid putting weight or strain on your arm.
That means sports are out until you are on the road to recovery, and other activities such as driving should also be avoided for the first few weeks after your accident. The good news is that you can claim compensation not only for your injuries, but also for any loss of earnings. So if you’re finding life difficult financially after your accident, you could make a 100% no-win, no-fee* personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline, and be compensated for your lost wages.
How much compensation could you get for a broken arm?
Whether your broken arm has taken weeks or months to heal fully, Accident Advice Helpline could get you the compensation you’re entitled to. Just take our 30-second test to find out how much you could receive if your claim is successful. Then call us today on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and we’ll get the ball rolling on your claim.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Arm injury claims