If you have broken your arm within the last three years, it might be worth wondering whether someone else was ultimately the cause of that injury. If you broke the ulna – one of two bones that can be found in the forearm – you might end up with a chance to get broken ulna compensation.
Most breaks that occur to this and the other bone in the lower arm – the radius – are caused by either a fall of some kind or trauma. These bones can be broken when you fall over, even if you don’t fall from a height. As you put your hands out to break your fall, you could literally break your ulna in one or even both arms. This may occur because of the impact that the bones absorb.
What about trauma?
Trauma is the name given to any injury that is caused by a direct impact to the body. In the case of breaking your ulna, the trauma could be from an accident where your arm receives a serious impact. A car accident is one of the most common reasons why such a break might happen.
To find out more about whether broken ulna compensation would be reasonable to claim in your situation, you have to have a professional injury compensation lawyer looking into your case. Accident Advice Helpline can provide just the services you need, particularly thanks to having a free 24/7 enquiry line in operation at all times.
A cast or splint
Depending on how serious the fracture is, your broken arm will usually be put in a cast or will be splinted while it heals. You can expect several weeks’ worth of healing to be done, but the healing time will vary depending on the seriousness of the fracture and whether there is any other underlying damage.
In any event, it is a good time to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if broken ulna compensation could be paid out in your situation. Remember you have a three-year time period in which to do this. However, the sooner you make that call the sooner you can work out whether our lawyers could open the way to making a no win, no fee* claim to seek some compensation. Why not get some of the essential answers you deserve from us as soon as possible?
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead