The largest bone you have in each arm is called the humerus. While the lower arm from the wrist to the elbow consists of two bones, the humerus is the only bone in the upper arm. It runs from the elbow up to the shoulder.
If you fracture your humerus bone, you’ll usually do it in one of two broad ways. The first way would be to have some kind of fall with an impact that breaks this bone. The second way would be to have an accident that involves an impact of some other kind. If you were hit by a car or motorbike or similar vehicle for example, the impact could lead to a break.
Getting medical treatment
If you think you have broken your upper arm you should go to the hospital to get a proper diagnosis. If you have broken it you might need to have it re-aligned to ensure it knits back together in the correct manner. Even if you didn’t hear a snap or other noise when the accident occurred, it may still be fractured. A hairline fracture doesn’t always cause this noise.
As you can imagine, a broken arm will be painful and you might experience some swelling as well. A sling will be used to help keep the arm secure while it heals. This means your everyday life will change somewhat as you may need help to do things for the foreseeable future. You may be unable to work, drive or do any number of other things you would usually take for granted.
Are you wondering about broken humerus compensation?
It is only reasonable to wonder whether you could get any broken humerus compensation if you have been injured and you know it was not your fault. However, you must realise there is a distinction between an accident being no fault of your own, and being the fault of someone else. There are times when unfortunate things happen.
The good news is that Accident Advice Helpline can help you work out if you could make a claim like this. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and you can speak with an advisor as soon as possible. Once you receive no-obligation advice from us, you will know whether one of our lawyers could give you the possibility to make a no win, no fee* claim right now.