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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

    Common causes of arm injuries at work


    Have you injured your arm in an accident at work? You’d be forgiven for thinking that these types of accidents only happen in ‘dangerous’ workplaces, such as on a construction site or in a factory. But in fact there is the potential for injuries to occur in an accident at any place of work, at any time. In case you’re wondering what some of the common causes of arm injuries at work are, we have a few to share with you. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim compensation since 2000, and we have handled hundreds of claims for workplace accidents.

    How did you injure your arm?

    Common causes of arm injuries at work could include:

    • Trapping your arm in the moving parts of heavy machinery – in a factory, for example
    • Lifting heavy objects without proper training or equipment could cause a shoulder injury
    • Lacerations to your arm or hand from knives and other sharp objects – for example, if you work in a kitchen
    • Slip, trip or fall – if you brace yourself with your arm as you fall you could suffer a fracture to your wrist, hand or arm
    • Repetitive strain injury from carrying out repetitive movements without a break

    Arm injuries can range from minor to serious – for example, if you suffer crush injuries to your hand or arm after it is crushed in heavy machinery at work, you could be left permanently disabled. You may lose the use of your hand or arm, or need to have your fingers amputated. In the case of life-changing arm injuries like this, we’ll take into account the impact your injury has had on your life, both now and in the future, and use this to work out your personal injury settlement.

    Claiming compensation for arm injuries

    Whether some of the common causes of arm injuries are responsible for your injury, or you’ve hurt your arm in some other type of accident, you could make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident. Just give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you have a viable claim. It’s free to call, and our team of expert advisors are here to offer advice in confidence.

    If you decide to go ahead with your claim (there’s no obligation) then you’ll find we offer a 100% no win, no fee* service. You could even find out right now how much compensation you could be entitled to by taking the 30-second test on our website.

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    Date Published: May 13, 2016

    Author: Paula Beaton

    Category: Arm injury claims

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