Arm injuries cover a wide range of potential mishaps. It could mean injuries to your fingers or hand that mean you cannot use that arm for a period of time. Crush injuries are also possible if you are involved in an accident or something falls on you. Arm injuries can involve damage of both an internal and an external nature.
For instance you may suffer deep cuts and bruising that require stitches and treatment. On the contrary, if the injuries are internal this could mean potential damage to muscles, tendons and ligaments, not to mention the possibility of broken bones.
Arm injuries due to negligence can lead to problems with getting on with your daily life. Severe injuries can take a considerable amount of time to heal, not to mention keeping you off work. Furthermore when you consider how difficult things can be to do with the use of just one arm, you can imagine how much your life might change.
How can arm injuries due to negligence occur?
Health and safety laws should be followed in every workplace. While this is the case in the majority of workplaces, sometimes things happen that can potentially lead to injuries. If this happened to you, you would have the chance to claim compensation for the negligence.
Negligence is usually behind many of the cases that companies like Accident Advice Helpline deal with. People can experience all kinds of problems with injuries of this nature, and the severity of their injuries will help determine how much compensation might be possible.
Recovering from the arm injuries
The worst-case scenario with accidents of this nature would clearly be amputation. Thankfully very few arm injuries result in such extreme measures. Most will be fairly minor but some can be problematic in terms of the outlook for the injuries involved.
Sometimes people may lose partial use of that arm and have a weakness that means they will never use it properly again.
Whatever the severity of your arm injuries may be, if they happened within the last three years you should definitely call Accident Advice Helpline now.
We’ve created a free 24/7 enquiry line for people like you to call whenever you need advice about an injury someone else caused.
Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 to see whether you have enough evidence to mount a compensation claim.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen