If you have broken your arm, you’ll need to seek medical attention urgently. It can be difficult to differentiate between a sprain and a fracture, so when you get to A&E your arm will normally be x-rayed. Treatment for a minor fracture usually involves applying a plaster cast or splint, which stays on for one to two months. For more serious fractures, you may need to have broken bones manually realigned or undergo surgery, which can take time to heal from.
Whilst your arm is healing, you’ll need to avoid strenuous activities, and things like playing sports, driving and carrying heavy things are all out. With such an injury, what to do after broken arm treatment is really up to you. If your accident was caused by somebody else’s negligent behaviour, you could consider making a claim for personal injury compensation.
You’ve got a broken arm? What to do depends on how your accident happened
Ask yourself how your accident happened, if you’re not sure who is at fault. It might be that you fell from a faulty ladder in the stockroom at work, or maybe you slipped on a wet floor in the staff canteen. In both these cases, your employer could be responsible for your accident, as there were steps they could have taken to prevent it from happening. What about if you are hit by a vehicle as you cross the road, and left with a broken arm? If the car in question was speeding or failed to stop at a red light or pedestrian crossing, or if the driver was distracted at the wheel, you could have a viable claim for personal injury compensation.
You may even have broken your arm after an accident in a public place, for example slipping and falling at a leisure centre or being hit by something falling off a shelf in a shop. In all the above scenarios, you could be entitled to make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim with Accident Advice Helpline, so you don’t have to worry about paying expensive legal fees.
What to do after broken arm treatment?
With a broken arm, what to do next is up to you, but we recommend getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to explore your options. You can call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim, and our advisors will happily answer any questions you have about the process. With over 16 years’ experience, we’re confident we can get you the compensation you are entitled to.