Breaking your arm can result in taking time off work to recover (or for children, taking time off school). If you have suffered a broken arm near the elbow, you’ll know that this can be one of the more serious types of arm fracture, which can cause nerve damage and impair your circulation. Whether you have broken your arm in an accident at work or after a slip, trip or fall, you could find you are entitled to claim personal injury compensation within three years of your accident. The best way to find out more is to get in touch with a reputable personal injury specialist, like Accident Advice Helpline.
How do you suffer a broken arm near the elbow?
Many people come to us to make a personal injury claim after a slip, trip or fall. It may be that they have fallen off a ladder at work and broken their arm near the elbow as they hit the ground. Or perhaps they have tripped on a cracked or damaged pavement whilst shopping and fallen heavily, landing awkwardly on their arm. Industrial accidents can lead to a broken arm too – for example a forklift accident or being hit by objects falling from shelves in a warehouse could lead to fractures and other injuries.
In children, arm fractures are commonly the result of playground accidents, which may be caused by inadequate supervision by nursery or school staff, or even faulty playground equipment such as a broken swing or climbing frame. All these scenarios have one thing in common – somebody else could be held liable for your injuries, and as a result you could be eligible to claim personal injury compensation, not only for your pain and suffering but also for your lost earnings.
How much compensation for a broken arm?
The amount of compensation you could receive if you break your arm as a result of somebody else’s negligence can vary vastly, depending on things like the severity of the fracture and how long you have taken off work or school to recover. For an idea of how much you could claim, you can take the 30-second test on our website, then pick up the phone and call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to benefit from the confidential, no-obligation advice offered by our expert advisors. If you’re eligible to make a claim we will support you throughout the process, and most claims can be settled without the need to go to court.
Date Published: February 23, 2017
Author: Rob Steen