Broken arms are pretty common injuries. You may have broken your arm after tripping over cables in the office at work, falling off a ladder whilst working on a building site or slipping on a wet floor in a shop. Maybe you were hit by a car as you crossed the road using a pedestrian crossing, or perhaps you were injured whilst travelling as a passenger in a vehicle. You could even break your arm whilst taking part in sports and other organised activities. Finding out the broken arm facts is a good idea if you’re planning on making a claim for personal injury compensation – if somebody else is responsible for your accident then you are entitled to claim compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings.
What are some broken arm facts?
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim compensation for over 16 years, and during that time we have gathered some broken arm facts we thought we would share with you:
- Did you know that a broken arm takes, on average, four to six weeks to heal?
- A greenstick fracture is when the bone cracks on just one side, not all the way through – this is common in children
- An open fracture, where the bone sticks through the skin, carries a risk of complications including infection
- Kids can suffer from a bowing fracture, where the bone bends but doesn’t break
If you’ve injured your arm in an accident, it’s important to take some time to think about whether somebody else is to blame. It might be that your employer is at fault, if you were injured in an accident at work. If you’ve suffered a broken arm after a road traffic accident, could the other driver be responsible? Driving dangerously doesn’t just mean speeding, it could also include things like failing to stop at a red light or pedestrian crossing, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or using your mobile phone at the wheel.
Should you claim compensation for your broken arm?
You are entitled to compensation for any injury suffered in an accident that was somebody else’s fault. Why not call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today to find out more about making a 100% no-win, no-fee* claim with us? With over 16 years’ industry experience helping people claim compensation, you know you can trust us with your claim.
Date Published: March 9, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Arm injury claims