If you have broken your arm in a road traffic accident or an accident at work, you’ll probably need to have a medical diagnosis so that you can receive treatment. For a broken arm, urgent care is important, particularly if you have suffered a serious fracture – for example if you have suffered crush injuries after an accident at work involving heavy machinery or if you have an open fracture where the bone is poking out through the skin.
This usually involves going to A&E for a diagnosis and urgent medical treatment and you may even need to have surgery if your fracture is serious. It usually takes between four to six weeks for a broken arm to heal, but it can take longer if your injuries are severe, and during this time you may want to think about whether or not to make a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
What broken arm urgent care did you receive?
You can make a personal injury claim if your accident was caused by somebody else and you suffered injuries for which you received medical treatment. With a broken arm, urgent care you receive will be recorded on your medical report and this can form an important part of your claim for compensation, if you decide to proceed with one. Not everybody makes a claim after an accident, but if you are struggling financially after being injured then it is definitely worthwhile considering. You could find you’re eligible to claim compensation for your lost earnings after taking time off work, as well as the cost of travelling to the hospital and medical appointments such as physiotherapy, for example.
How much does it cost to claim compensation?
This is one of the most common questions that advisors at Accident Advice Helpline are asked. The good news is that it doesn’t matter whether you have suffered a minor fracture after a fall at work or a serious fracture after a road traffic accident – our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. This means there are no upfront fees to worry about, so anybody can make a claim for compensation with us. The severity of your injuries will affect the amount of compensation you receive, so if, for example you have taken two months off work after undergoing surgery for your broken arm, you could receive a substantial personal injury settlement which covers your lost earnings during this time.
To find out more about making a claim and get answers to any questions you have, just call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to speak to our expert advisors.
Date Published: March 9, 2017
Author: Rob Steen