Breaking your arm is a fairly common injury and many of us will break at least one bone in our bodies during our lifetime. Whilst most broken arms don’t take longer than a couple of months to heal, there are cases where somebody will sustain a broken arm with nerve damage. This is more likely in the case of complex fractures where the bone is poking out through the skin, or if damage has occurred to the surrounding tissues, tendons and ligaments of the arm.
Nerve damage can happen when the broken bone presses on the nerves in the arm, causing pain and numbness – in some cases the damage caused can be permanent, which can seriously affect your quality of life. But it is possible to claim compensation for a broken arm with nerve damage, if somebody else caused your accident.
How to claim compensation for a broken arm with nerve damage
There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, regardless of how you have been injured. For anybody who has broken their arm and been left suffering from permanent or even temporary nerve damage, this may not be obvious for some time after your accident. However, waiting around too long to make a claim could mean you miss the deadline and become ineligible for the compensation you are entitled to. The best thing to do after your accident is to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer, to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation and get advice relating to your specific injuries.
It may be that you have been left unable to return to work after suffering nerve damage, or perhaps you are in constant pain and don’t have full use of your injured arm. Accident Advice Helpline can help you get the compensation you’re entitled to, and our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis.
How much compensation could you get?
The amount of compensation you could receive all depends on a number of different factors. Generally speaking, the more serious your injuries, the more compensation you could be entitled to. A broken arm which results in nerve damage that is permanent will attract a larger settlement than a broken arm that heals fully in a few weeks, for example. If your injury has affected your quality of life in future, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim. Just pick up the phone and call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to see if you are eligible to claim personal injury compensation after your accident.
Date Published: March 6, 2017
Author: Rob Steen