If you have broken your arm, the area around the fracture will be painful, bruised and swollen. The first thing you must do is go to your local Accident and Emergency Department. There your arm will be X-rayed and if appropriate, placed into a cast. Perhaps you may require pain relief and antibiotics. Depending on the particular features of your fracture, you may require regular review in a fracture clinic.
Sometimes a broken arm will need surgery.
Whether or not you will need surgery depends on many factors including: your age, location of the fracture, displacement of the broken bones and whether previous attempts at realignments were successful. In addition, if you have a condition like osteoporosis which affects the condition of your bones, this may well have an influence on the extent of the fracture and how best to treat it.
Following removal of the cast or following surgery, you may require support from a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist to help you regain as much function as possible and to strengthen your wrist.
Once you have had the appropriate treatment you may now be wondering: How much compensation will I get for a broken arm?
Accident Advice Helpline has been working hard since 2000 to get victims of accidents the compensation they deserve. So, if your bone was broken in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. To find how much you may claim you can try our unique on-line 30-second test™ or you could call us today on our 24/7 free helpline.
How much compensation will I get for a broken arm?
Compensation amounts depend on many different factors including, including the severity of your injury, the impact the injury has on your daily life and the time it takes to recover.
While your doctor will give you advice on how to manage your condition, in particular with respect to pain relief and advice on activity levels, a broken arm will affect your ability to wash and dress, cook and clean among other things. Indeed, your doctor may even advise you to take time off work until you recover full function.
So, in considering amounts of compensation, allowances also have to be made for loss of income and other costs as well as the pain and suffering (which may be psychological as well as physical) that you endure.
To find out how much you may claim, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today, for our no win no fee compensation guarantee. Our professional and friendly staff are committed to helping you get the compensation you need and deserve and are waiting to hear from you today.
I want Accident Advice Helpline to help me claim for my broken arm. How do I get in touch?
This is the easy part. Just ring our 24/7 hour free Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 5659.