If you have ever broken your arm, you’ll know the injury is typically accompanied by several symptoms. The pain you experience is likely to be quite severe, and you may not be able to touch the area around the break. You likely won’t be able to move your arm much either, and a broken arm with swelling is one of the more common symptoms you’ll experience.
People break their arms in several ways. Usually, the injury happens either in a heavy fall, or if the person suffers a heavy impact to their arm. This might be in a fall from height, in a car accident or if they trip and fall over and their arm takes the brunt of the fall.
How long might the broken arm swelling last?
The swelling will get worse to begin with, before gradually subsiding. It is one of the more common things you should expect if you break your arm, since soft tissues inside your arm could be damaged by the ends of the bone.
The degree and duration of swelling might also vary depending on how severe the break is. A hairline fracture is the simplest of breaks, but even this takes a few weeks to heal while the arm is in a cast. A badly-broken bone that splinters and where the ends no longer align with each other could potentially cause further swelling and bleeding because of the seriousness of the break.
Learning whether the break happened due to negligence
When you are recovering from your broken arm, you may start to relive what happened and how it occurred. If you suspect negligence might have led to your broken arm swelling and other symptoms, you could have a chance to seek compensation. Some people don’t consider this, or are afraid to do so. However, we would recommend you call our team if you have broken your arm, because there is a real chance you could claim something.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on one of these two numbers today – 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a landline. This enables you to make an enquiry regarding possible compensation for your injury. With the assistance of personal injury lawyers, a no-win, no-fee* claim could be far easier to progress with than you may think, so call now for some no-obligation advice from the team.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Arm injury claims