When you suffer an elbow injury you may be subjected to long-term excruciating pain as a result. This could compromise your ability to earn whilst incurring large costs in treatment and disability adaptations. When faced with such financial burdens you may be wondering if you can claim for an elbow injury. Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly advisers can help evaluate your claim and get you the compensation you deserve.
Be it a fracture, dislocation or damage to ligaments, muscles or your nerves, elbow injuries can cause serious pain alongside long-term disability. Day-to-day tasks such as driving, typing and lifting can become painful, or even impossible to perform; such limitations can cause a huge disruption to your daily life and ability to earn.
Types of elbow injury
One of the most common forms of elbow injury are sprains that are caused by heavy lifting without proper safety procedures. Often associated with workplace injuries, performing heavy lifting incorrectly can lead to serious elbow injuries due to the excessive strains placed on the joint.
In most cases this will cause a painful sprain, in worse cases it can result in serious damage to nerves, blood vessels and ligaments in the arm or even dislocate the joint. In all cases, as long as you followed all safety guidelines provided, you may be able to claim for an elbow injury.
The other source of elbow injuries is usually trips, slips and falls where we use our arms to break the fall. In these cases the sudden impact can cause many of the same injuries as heavy lifting as well as the potential for bone fractures around the elbow joint. This can lead to long-term pain and potentially permanent disability.
How to claim for an elbow injury
After receiving proper medical attention you may be wondering how to claim for an elbow injury. Burdened with financial stresses and physical limitations, the process of claiming can seem daunting and complex, but by contacting a personal injury law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, you can make the process quick and painless.
Using our simple 30-second test we can evaluate the eligibility of your claim for an elbow injury and connect you with a specialist solicitor experienced in dealing with such claims. When judging the validity of a claim one of the main factors is where the fault lies; if it is with anyone but yourself you can likely make a claim for an elbow injury.
If the result of a slip trip or fall, you need to be clear on what caused your accident. A wet floor or other hazard and poor maintenance leading to dangerous flooring are just some ways in which the fault may lie with another party. In most other cases, such as a workplace injury, car accident or violent crime, the fault is easily placed. If you qualify all it could take is one quick phone call to secure your compensation, so get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline about your elbow injury claim and let us do the rest.
Date Published: November 3, 2013
Author: David Brown