If you break your arm, you break one of the bones in that arm. You’re put in plaster and off you go to recover for a few weeks. That’s the basic story, isn’t it? Yet a broken arm can range in severity from a hairline fracture to a complex fracture that requires surgery to put right. If you have had broken arm surgery, recovery is very important. You’ll likely need longer to recover than you would from a simple break that didn’t require surgery.
In the early stages, you’ll expect to feel pain and discomfort, and you may find it hard to sleep at night. You will also experience swelling and bruising, and you will also be left with a scar where the surgery took place.
What should you do in broken arm surgery recovery?
Always follow the advice provided to you by your surgeon and anyone else who is caring for you and treating you. You will probably wear a cast for a few weeks and you will need to go back for follow-up appointments as well. These are designed to work out how the bones are healing and what the prognosis will be.
As you can imagine, cases where people successfully claim compensation for broken arms see varying amounts of compensation granted. Minor breaks generally qualify for lower amounts than those awarded to people who have experienced surgery because of the severity of their broken arm.
It’s easy to find out whether you could claim anything
Don’t leave it too late to discover what the value of a claim you might make could potentially be. Our experts can provide you with further advice and support at a time you need it most, and it’s easy to access as well.
Just one quick call to 0800 689 0500 is all that’s needed to speak to a professional advisor at Accident Advice Helpline. Don’t worry if you only have access to a mobile; you can still call now on 0333 500 0993 when you’re ready. With a three-year time limit on all claims, make sure you put in your claim in plenty of time. Medical evidence for your broken arm surgery recovery will help to support your claim if someone else’s negligence led you to experience your injury to begin with. We can provide expert no-obligation advice when you need it most of all.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Carly Robins
Category: Arm injury claims