Have you injured your elbow in an accident that was caused by somebody else? Perhaps you’ve suffered an injury after a fall on a damaged kerb? Or maybe you have been struck by something heavy falling from height in the warehouse you work in. Whatever has happened, did you ever stop to think you may be able to claim elbow injury compensation? The elbow is a hinge joint and is comprised of three bones – the radius, humerus and ulna.
An elbow injury could result in injury to any one of more than one of these bones, and can be very painful. You’ll want to choose a personal injury lawyer you can trust, if you decide to claim elbow injury compensation, so opt for Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve got years of experience helping customers claim compensation and we are endorsed by our patron, UK consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen.
What injuries have you sustained?
Over the years, we have handled claims for a range of elbow injuries, including:
- Damaged ulnar collateral ligament – this can range from a strain to a complete rupture and could take from days to over a year to heal
- Bursitis – an injury caused by hitting your elbow hard, leading to major swelling
- Muscle strain where the biceps, triceps, extensors or forearm flexors are injured – surgery may be required
- Fractured elbow, usually caused by direct impact, a fall or a twisting injury
With many elbow injuries, you may head a loud ‘snap’ or ‘pop’ when the injury occurs. Dislocations, fractures and tendon damage are common, and you’ll usually feel pain and a burning sensation, noticing swelling and stiffness in your elbow. Seeking medical treatment is your first priority, and if you have suffered a serious injury, such as an open fracture, you may require surgery.
What’s the outlook?
Most elbow injuries are treated with the use of a sling or cast and left to heal, but it could be some time before you’re able to return to work or physical activities, affecting your quality of life. Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim personal injury compensation for your loss of earnings and any expenses such as the cost of prescription painkillers you’ve been taking. If somebody else is to blame for your injury – for example, if you have fallen from faulty scaffolding at work or been hit by heavy objects falling from height – then you could find you’re eligible to make a claim. Give our freephone helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 for expert advice from our personal injury advisors – there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton