Although a broken arm may seem like a relatively minor injury these days, it’s important that you receive medical treatment if you have fractured your arm. Even a minor broken arm left untreated could fail to heal properly, leading to a permanent deformity or the inability to use your arm properly. You’ll usually need to go to A&E for treatment if you have broken your arm. Depending on the severity of the fracture, you may need to undergo surgery and have wires placed in your arm, to help the bones heal properly, or you may be sent home with your arm in a cast and sling, which you’ll need to wear for several weeks. During this time it’s important to avoid strenuous activities and you’ll be unable to drive.
Why is a broken arm left untreated dangerous?
Whether you’ve broken your arm after a slip or trip in a public place, a fall from height at work or even a road traffic accident, it’s important to seek treatment urgently after your accident. A broken arm left untreated is dangerous as if the bones are misaligned, they could heal in a way that means your arm is not straight. This can affect use of your arm and lead to a permanent deformity that can affect the rest of your life. It’s especially important for children to be treated after breaking their arm, as their bones are still growing.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation after you have fractured your arm in an accident – or if a member of your family, for example your child, has injured themselves, we can help you claim compensation on their behalf.
I can’t afford to claim compensation
We hear a lot from members of the public who say they can’t afford to make a personal injury claim after their accident. If somebody else caused your accident, then you should be able to claim personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. Our personal injury lawyers don’t charge a fortune in upfront legal fees – in fact we work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, so there are no upfront fees to worry about at all.
You could be better off financially if your claim is successful, as you could be compensated not only for your injuries but also for any loss of earnings and other financial losses, such as the cost of prescriptions or travel to medical appointments. To find out more, call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: March 9, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Arm injury claims