We use our arms in almost every aspect of life, so long-term arm injuries could affect our ability to earn a living, enjoy life and look after our families. A fractured humerus or dislocated arm could mean taking time off work, which can affect your family financially.
Making a claim for personal injury compensation won’t undo the pain and suffering you have experienced, but it can help you to get your life back on track and move on from your accident.
When you make a claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline, you’ll benefit from our 15 years’ experience – we specialise in personal injury claims and our lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee service.
Although the arm only contains three bones and a number of muscles, your arms can sustain a wide range of complex injuries. Serious breaks to the upper arm and forearm (the humerus, radius or ulna) could take a long time to heal, or may never heal properly causing pain and disfigurement.
In severe cases amputation may even be required, leaving you permanently disabled. The most common causes of a broken arm are falls (either due to a slip or trip, or from height), workplace accidents and road traffic accidents.
You may suffer a crush injury to your arm in a car crash, resulting in multiple fractures, or you could fall awkwardly on a wet floor at work and suffer a serious break which takes months to heal and leaves you suffering and in pain.
If you’ve suffered long-term arm injuries and somebody else is to blame, get in touch with our expert personal injury advisers for confidential advice; there’s no obligation to go ahead with a claim and you could receive compensation that could help pay for medical treatment and household bills.
Find out if you can claim
Many of us won’t bother to find out if we have a viable personal injury claim – and that’s a shame. If you’ve been injured at work and your employer has been negligent, or if you have suffered arm injuries in a car accident that was caused by a dangerous driver, you’re entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
It’s free to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, to find out more about the claims process. Just make sure you get in touch soon, as there’s a three-year time limit in place for all personal injury claims.
Date Published: August 12, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton