All the bones in our bodies have some ‘give’ in them to allow for a fall or impact. But a severe impact, however it is caused, is likely to fracture a bone. Many people know what it is like to break an arm, and how it feels to suffer from broken arm pain.
If you are in an accident and you hurt your arm, it may be obvious you have broken it. A severe fracture can lead to one or both ends of the broken bone sticking through the skin and causing severe bleeding. However, if the break is a hairline fracture, it will still cause several symptoms to appear, one of which is pain.
Can you claim anything for broken arm pain?
The same rule applies here as it does in any other situation. The important factor is whether you can prove a third party caused the accident in which you broke your arm. If so, you have a good chance of receiving compensation. The pain you experience as part of your injury will be considered, as will the extent of the break and the amount of treatment you require.
Some people will be x-rayed and put in plaster for several weeks to allow the bone to heal. However, if the break is more serious, it may mean surgery is required to repair the damage and to pin the pieces of bone back together again. This will interrupt your life to a greater degree than a simple break, although both will cause pain and inconvenience to you.
How can you find out what you might be able to claim?
There is no average amount that is given in compensation for broken arm pain. It is entirely dependent on the individual case and the knock-on effects the person experiences. For example, how long will it take them to recover, and will they lose out financially through being unable to work in the meantime?
Whatever happens, you can find out more about your own situation by ringing Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now, or calling 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Ask our experts about possible compensation awards for broken arm pain and injuries caused in an accident caused by a third party. When you know where you stand, you will be better able to make the right decision on whether to claim.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen