Have you heard of cases where people claim compensation for a broken arm injury? You may not have thought much about it, but if you have been on the receiving end of this injury recently, you may now be looking at things from a different angle. Treating a broken arm will be your priority, since early treatment will help stabilise the arm, ensuring it can begin the healing process, and that you start to get over the pain, shock, and discomfort you will likely have felt.
Most people will be put in plaster to treat a broken arm. However, before this happens, they will have the arm x-rayed to confirm there is a break, and how bad it is. A hairline fracture is easily treated, but if the ends of the bone have moved away from one another, or they have come through the skin, further treatment will be needed – likely in the form of surgery.
Treating a broken arm through immobilisation
Complete immobilisation by way of a cast or splint is needed to let the bones heal. You will usually leave hospital with instructions for gentle exercises, however, as these can help keep some mobility in your arm and particularly your hand. Keeping your hand and fingers mobile means they will not stiffen up, and you can expect to have reduced swelling too.
When you are recovering, your mind might turn back to how you broke your arm to begin with. Slips, trips and falls can all result in this injury, as can other accidents caused at work or in a range of public places. All these examples only happen occasionally, but if you suspect a third party was negligent and created the circumstances that led directly to the accident and injury happening, it is worth looking for advice.
Can we help?
Treating a broken arm is a priority, but once this is complete you can start focusing on legal advice for your situation. This is where Accident Advice Helpline can be of use.
Call our team today and speak to someone on 0800 689 0500, or ring 0333 500 0993 via your mobile. We provide expert advice with no obligation involved, and if you can make a no-win, no-fee claim, our legal experts will be ready to support you throughout the proper claims process you will go through.
Date Published: March 1, 2017
Author: Rob Steen