Being involved in an accident in which you lose the use of your arm is a traumatic experience that will impact upon your entire life, potentially affecting your ability to do things and in turn your independence. Losing the use of an arm can have a negative effect on almost every part of your life, potentially meaning you have to leave your current job, change your lifestyle and require on-going care for life, both medically from doctors but also in terms of support from your family. This of course can impact deeply on your personal life, causing additional stress as your family rally around to provide you much needed help. All of this can lead to on-going psychological issues such as depression and stress, which too can limit your life even further.
Claiming compensation for losing the use of an arm
Claiming compensation for an accident in which you have lost the use of your arm is never going to make it all better; it will not take the pain away or give you the use of your arm back. However, it can take some of the stress away, particularly in times of unemployment and in instances where the injured party might need to buy something like a prosthetic limb. We at Accident Advice Helpline understand how much of a difference compensation can make; it can allow you some financial freedom and some peace of mind that someone is being held accountable for both your accident and the injuries you sustained.
Accidents that could lead to you being unable to use your arm
There are many types of accident in which you could lose the use of your arm, these include, but are not limited to:
- Workplace accidents: particularly in cases where workers are using heavy, large and/or dangerous equipment. These accidents are often caused an employer failing to provide adequate training, or to ensure that the machinery is in full working condition and is well maintained. Sometimes these accidents are due to other workers not paying full attention or forgetting to do something, or behaving irresponsibly and recklessly
- Motor accidents: particularly where the arm has gotten trapped, crushed, or severed from the body. This not only includes drivers of vehicles involved in the accident, but also any passengers, cyclists or pedestrians who may have been involved.
Claiming couldn’t be easier or quicker, simply call Accident Advice Helpline’s 24-hour free phone line now on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our specialists.
Date Published: August 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen