Bones are very resilient, but if enough pressure is put on them – usually by way of an impact of some kind – they can break. The break can range from a simple fracture to a more complex one that results in bones sticking out of the skin. Most breaks are straightforward and will heal given time, though. It would be unfortunate if your broken arm is not healing or getting back to normal as it was before your accident.
When a broken arm doesn’t heal properly, this could be due to several things. For example, it is possible to trap a nerve by breaking your arm, or damaging other soft tissues inside your arm. With so many tendons, ligaments and muscles in the immediate area, it is possible you could damage these too.
Steps to take when a broken arm is not healing
Firstly, seek advice from your GP. If you only broke your arm very recently, you may be experiencing symptoms that are entirely natural and to be expected. It can take up to six months to heal fully from a broken arm.
Some people find physiotherapy can be useful. Exercising your arm as recommended by doctors will help you regain your strength in the limb, and can help you achieve a better and faster recovery. Of course, any issues you have should be shared with your doctors, so you can find out whether they are to be expected, or whether something can be done to resolve them.
How much compensation could you be due to receive?
This depends on your injury and how it occurred, as well as the nature of the complications when your broken arm not healing becomes a concern. Speaking to someone who has extensive experience in dealing with personal injury cases is of great importance, as it helps you understand whether you have evidence to support a claim of negligence against a third party.
Calling Accident Advice Helpline is your best bet in this instance. You can do this on 0800 689 0500 if you wish, or by calling from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Our personal injury lawyers have represented thousands of people in claims over the years, and they may decide you have a good chance to make a no-win, no-fee claim and receive a settlement from the third party, too.