To say we take our arms for granted is a massive understatement. Just think for a moment how much you use your arms and hands each day. You use them for so many things it is almost impossible to know where to begin. Just imagine then what might happen if you suffered arm crush injuries that could not fully be recovered from.
These types of injury can potentially happen in a number of situations. Accidents may cause arm crush injuries, such as car accidents where you are trapped in the wreckage, or if you are walking along and you are hit by another car.
There might also be the potential for them to occur at work. If this should happen it may lead to arm crush injuries that could jeopardise your ability to work in the future, or at least to continue in the same job.
Could you recover from such injuries?
The nature of crush injuries means that both internal and external injuries may occur. Certainly, damage may well be visible in some cases, but it is often the internal damage that is more damaging for the long-term.
Some people have had to have their arm amputated after receiving crush injuries that could not be repaired. In other cases severe damage to bones, ligaments, tendons and even muscles can all leave a weakness in that arm that can last for the rest of your life.
It is clear injuries like these could potentially be life changing in more than one way. If you lost an arm you may not be able to continue in the job you did before. Lots of things would become much harder to do, such as driving or even getting dressed. It certainly would be life-changing, and it would be more frustrating if you knew someone else was to blame.
How can you find out if someone else caused your accident?
In a traumatic incident like this, your mind is going to be elsewhere. This is why it can be a good idea to consider whether you might instruct someone else to ascertain the facts behind the situation. This can help you work out whether someone else was negligent.
Accident Advice Helpline provides no-obligation advice in situations like these. Get in touch now on 0800 689 0500 – this is a free enquiry line and it won’t cost a penny to call.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Arm injury claims