If you have broken your arm then you’re probably in a considerable amount of pain. You will need to have your broken arm diagnosed at hospital, and most minor fractures take around six to 10 weeks to heal. During this time you might find everyday activities painful to carry out – even sitting and sleeping can cause pain in your injured arm.
Pain management for a broken arm may be something your doctor can help you with. If over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol are not working to relieve your pain then you could ask your doctor to prescribe something stronger, such as codeine. It’s important to follow instructions when taking stronger painkillers, as you may find you’re unable to operate machinery or drive, and you may feel drowsy.
Can I claim compensation for pain management for a broken arm?
If your doctor has prescribed you pain management for a broken arm then you could claim compensation as part of your personal injury claim. Provided your accident was caused by somebody else, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses, which includes the cost of prescription medication. It might be that you broke your arm after a slip or trip at work, in which case your employer could be held liable for your injuries, and ordered to pay you compensation.
Maybe you broke your arm and suffered other injuries after being knocked over by a speeding car as you crossed the road. A driver who failed to stop could be responsible for your accident and you would be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation within three years of your accident.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
If you’re wondering whether or not you are eligible to make a personal injury claim after breaking your arm, Accident Advice Helpline could help you. With over 16 years’ experience, our personal injury advisors can tell you whether you have a viable claim and offer confidential, no-obligation advice. It’s easy to get in touch with us too. Just call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more. Whether you have suffered serious long-term injuries after a broken arm or a minor fracture that has led to a few weeks off work, we are here to make sure you get the personal injury compensation you are entitled to for your pain and suffering.
Date Published: March 9, 2017
Author: Rob Steen