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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

    Claims for a broken arm near the shoulder


    A fractured arm can either be a minor or serious injury, depending on the location and severity of the fracture. For example an open compound fracture, where the bone pokes out through the skin, is at risk of infection and can take longer to heal than a simple fracture. A broken arm near the shoulder, where the humerus is fractured, can often take longer to heal than fractures to other parts of the arm, as the muscles attached to the broken sections of bones are at risk of being damaged. Your shoulder can take up to 12 months to fully heal if your humerus has been fractured, and during this time you may need to take at least a few weeks or months off work to recover.

    How did your broken arm near the shoulder occur?

    A broken arm near the shoulder is most commonly the result of a slip, trip or fall onto outstretched arms. But you could fracture your humerus in a road traffic accident or industrial accident at work – for example if you are hit by a forklift in a warehouse. It may be that you have fallen from height at work whilst working on scaffolding, or perhaps you have tripped on damaged pavement whilst shopping in the city centre. In both these cases, somebody else’s negligence caused your accident, which means you could be entitled to make a 100% no-win, no-fee* personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline.

    If somebody else could have done more to prevent your accident from happening, then we can help you to make a claim, provided it has been three years or less since you were injured.

    Will your claim be successful?

    Although broken humerus claims are fairly common these days, it’s still impossible for us to say with certainty that your claim will be successful. But because all our lawyers operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis, you can be certain that we will only take on your claim if we think there is a good chance of success. The best way to find out more about making a claim and get advice after your accident is to pick up the phone and call us.

    Our friendly advisors will listen to you and offer expert advice – and there is no obligation to proceed at any point. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to get the ball rolling on your claim.

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    Date Published: February 24, 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

    Category: Arm injury claims

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.