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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Claiming for the pain of setting a broken arm


    Most people would agree that breaking a bone is a painful experience to go through. However, setting a broken arm is just as painful, if not more so. The difference is you will be given painkillers and possibly an anaesthetic before this happens. In some cases, people may require surgery to set a break, depending on how bad it is and what needs to be done.

    A broken arm will be x-rayed to determine where the break is and how bad it is. This enables the doctor to see how best to set it back in place. In some cases, this may not be necessary; if the break is a simple hairline fracture, there will be no movement of the bones. However, if the ends of the bones are misaligned, setting them back in the right place is imperative to a good recovery.

    Is setting a broken arm painful?

    If the doctor attempts to do this with their hands – it is a possibility – you will be sedated and your arm is completely numbed so you don’t feel anything. You will likely feel pain once the medicine wears off, but most people will be given painkillers to take home with them when they experience a broken arm.

    Once the arm is set in place, you will usually have a sling to help provide support and make you more comfortable. You can expect to experience some pain though, and if you know your accident happened because of the actions of someone else – however innocently it occurred – this can be difficult to deal with.

    Can you claim for the pain of setting a broken arm?

    Setting a broken arm is one of the factors to be considered if you do make a compensation claim following an accident that causes you to suffer this injury. You will also have to cope with wearing a plaster cast and a sling for several weeks, and this could affect your job and the way you do things daily.

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    To find out if a no-win, no-fee* compensation claim might work for you, you can speak with an advisor at Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500. You can also ring us on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile or try our quick online test. It’s that easy to get some information regarding a compensation claim possibility.

    Date Published: February 20, 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

    Category: Arm injury claims

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