Your arm is comprised of three bones. The radius and ulna are in your forearm, while the humerus is in your upper arm. They meet at your elbow, which can bend thanks to the presence of various tendons, ligaments and muscles.
When you experience a broken elbow, you are actually experiencing a break in one of those three bones (perhaps more than one, if you are unfortunate) that has occurred close to your elbow. Such a break can happen if you were to fall on your elbow, or if you attempt to break a fall by sticking your hand out and you don’t quite manage it, hitting your elbow instead. It is also possible to be hit on your elbow if you are standing or sitting with your hands on your hips, for example, and something or someone comes along and knocks into it with force.
Who is able to claim fractured elbow compensation?
Some people have lodged successful claims for fractured elbow compensation as a result of being hurt in a situation they did not cause. Perhaps something similar has happened to you as well. For example you may have been at work and fallen off a ladder, impacting your elbow as you landed. In this case you should consider whether you ever received ladder safety training, or whether your employer regularly maintained the ladders used by employees.
In other cases people are injured in road traffic accidents. If you were hit by a car and flung into the air, you may have landed on your elbow and broken it. Similarly you may have been in a car and the impact of a crash caused by someone else could have caused one or more fractures to occur in one or even both elbows, among other injuries.
Considering the amount you could win
If your compensation claim is successful, you could win an amount decided upon depending on the severity of your injuries. Generally speaking, the more severe the break is, the higher the potential payout could be.
However to get a better idea, you can call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. Our experienced lawyers may be able to handle your case if they believe there is a good chance your claim would be a success. Call that number now to see whether they can represent you in search of compensation.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead