If you have a five-year-old, broken arm injuries can be tough to deal with. Children explore their environment in many ways as they are growing up – and that includes climbing. With that said, not all injuries are caused through simple accidents, where no one is really to blame. Sometimes, negligence is the reason why an accident can happen.
Fortunately, such things almost never occur. There are health and safety regulations in place that ensure the conditions in schools, playgroups, nurseries, and other locations are always safe and of the highest standards. It would be rare for any such group or location to fall below those standards.
What left your five-year-old with a broken arm?
This will be the question that is first and foremost on your mind when you learn your child has broken their arm. Seeking medical treatment is very important, because the sooner the injury is treated, the sooner it can heal.
There are several fractures that can occur, some of which require more treatment than others. Often, a fractured arm will simply be encased in plaster to allow it to heal. If the break is more complex, surgery might be needed to make sure the injury heals properly and causes no further issues once the recovery is complete.
Can you claim for your child?
As an adult, you might consider trying to claim compensation if you believe a third party caused your broken arm to happen. This would be different in the case of a five-year-old with a broken arm as they can still be claimed for under the right circumstances, but you as the parent will make the claim on your child’s behalf. This is easier to do than you’d think, even if it has been a few years since the accident. That’s because the normal three-year limit on claims only begins from their 18th birthday.
To learn more, call someone at Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. You can also call via your mobile on 0333 500 0993, or take the 30-second test we’ve created especially for these situations. Finding out whether you could claim and how you can do it is very important, and our advisors will guide you through the process with no-obligation advice. Find out here today if one of our professional personal injury lawyers could begin making a claim on your behalf.
Date Published: March 1, 2017
Author: Rob Steen