Arm injuries can cause more disruption and stress than many may expect. We rely on our arms for all manner of day-to-day activities such as driving, typing and lifting meaning, even a minor injury can impact your ability to earn and perform basic tasks. Thankfully, personal injury law firms, such as Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim for an arm injury.
In any accident, be it a simple trip, a violent attack or a serious crash, our instincts mean we often use our arms to break falls and protect our face and body. This instinct may save us from more serious injuries, but it does mean our arms are often injured and broken by basic accidents.
How to claim for an arm injury
As with any form of injury the first step to claiming is to secure a medical assessment and begin the necessary treatment. For arm injuries this could be a simple course of painkillers, or more serious treatments such as casts or surgery, depending of the severity of your arm injury.
Having ensured your recovery you will then want to consider the possibility of making a claim for an arm injury. The extra stresses of dealing with your arm injury and financial burdens of lost earnings and medical costs mean you want the process to be as simple as possible.
By using a personal injury law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline your claim can be dealt with quickly and efficiently with minimal interference to your life. Once the party at fault for your injury has been established and medical evidence has been gathered, many claims can be settled with no further input from you.
Types of arm injury
Arm injuries can be categorised into five groups. Each one receives different levels of compensation.
The initial category encompasses minor arm injuries such as sprains, basic muscle damage and clean fractures. These are all issues that require minimal medical attention and heal relatively quickly leaving no on-going symptoms and minimal disruption to the victim. Such injuries receive the least compensation, but are the most common form of injury.
The next two forms of arm injury are slightly more severe injuries that, despite being relatively minor, could leave individuals with on-going symptoms. In both cases you will still have full use of your arm, but a degree of pain will remain. The intensity of the pain will decide which category your claim for an army injury falls in to.
Fourth is a grouping of serious injuries, such as compound fractures. These injuries will usually heal in time, but may require prolonged treatment and will often leave permanent limitations on the use of your arm. This could be severe pain that makes specific tasks impossible or physical limitations to your range of movement and strength.
The final category is for situations where the arm is beyond medical repair and must be amputated.
Whatever the severity of your claim for an arm injury, Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly advisers can help you secure the compensation you deserve.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 3, 2013
Author: David Brown