As with injuries to any limb, an elbow injury can cause severe disruption to day-to-day tasks. It can limit your ability to drive, type and even eat due to the pain and movement limitations inflicted. Seeking elbow injury advice from a specialist personal injury law firm can be vital to securing the compensation that you deserve.
If you have suffered an elbow injury within the last three years through no fault of your own then you may be eligible to claim. Whether caused by a slip, trip or fall, car crash, workplace injury or violent crime your elbow injury can cause financial distress through loss of earnings and medical expenses. Contacting Accident Advice Helpline for expert elbow injury advice can ensure that you receive compensation to meet these costs.
Claiming for an elbow injury
In order to successfully claim for an elbow injury there are three conditions to satisfy. The first is that your elbow injury must have occurred within the past three years; beyond that time you will be unable to claim. Secondly is that your injury must be medically proven, this condition may sound daunting at first but the medical records of your treatment will satisfy this condition. The final requirement is that your injury was the fault of someone else; in most cases this requirement is easily proven.
If hurt in a car crash or injured during a violent crime the party at fault is often easily identified. With slips, trips and falls the culprit is often not an individual person; poor maintenance or improper hazard signage being the most likely cause.
In a public space photo evidence of the hazard can often prove the liability of the authority responsible, in a private store their own accident report and CCTV will equally provide evidence of any failings on their part. For workplace injuries, accident reports, coupled with the company’s health and safety procedures, can provide the necessary evidence, as long as you did not bend or break any of the rules your claim will probably we upheld.
In all of these cases a quick phone call to Accident Advice Helpline for elbow injury advice will allow our friendly advisers to take you through our 30-second test and establish your eligibility to claim.
Types of elbow injury
The most common form of elbow injury is a basic sprain or strain. Often the result of unsafe heavy lifting it is the result of excessive force being put on the joint.
Despite being a relatively minor injury a sprain to such a vital joint can cause severe pain for prolonged periods as well as severely limiting movement.
Other basic forms of injury include damage to muscles, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels surrounding the joint. Often the result of a more serious sprain or impact related injury these can take much longer to heal and leave permanent damage, in the worst cases a dislocation might occur.
The most severe of the elbow injuries is a fracture. Often difficult to heal due to proximity to the joint and fractures can cause extreme pain and often leave life-long pain and limitations.