With a broken arm taking anywhere from six to 10 weeks to heal in adults (or sometimes even longer, in the case of serious fractures and complications), it’s likely that you will need to take at least a month off work if you have injured your arm in an accident. If you work in a sedentary role, such as in an office, you may be able to return to work sooner, if you’re able to carry out your duties with just one hand.
However, for those who work in physical roles or anybody who drives as part of their job, the reality is that a month or two off work (or longer) may be needed. Unfortunately, there’s no way to speed up this process, as everybody’s bones heal at a different rate. But you could find you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation if somebody else caused your accident that led to your broken arm.
Can I claim compensation if I’m off work with a broken arm?
Many people run into financial difficulties when they are off work with a broken arm. This is because although many employers offer sick pay to their staff, the amount provided is usually only a fraction of your normal salary. Covering your mortgage, rent and bills is hard enough when you receive a full pay packet, let alone a small percentage of your usual pay. But if somebody else caused your accident – for example if you fell off a faulty step ladder at work and broke your arm – you could find you are eligible to claim personal injury compensation for your injuries and your lost earnings.
In this case your employer could be held liable for your accident. It is your employer’s duty to ensure that your working environment is a safe one and this includes checking and maintaining all equipment and machinery to a safe standard. If they’ve failed to do so and you have broken your arm as a result, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a personal injury claim.
Won’t it cost the earth to claim compensation?
You may be surprised to learn that it won’t actually cost you a penny upfront to make a personal injury claim. Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers provide a 100% no-win, no-fee service, so anybody can afford to claim compensation after their accident. To find out more and see if you could claim, get in touch with us by calling 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today.
Date Published: March 9, 2017
Author: Rob Steen