A broken arm can often be mistaken for a strain or sprain, which is why it is so important to have a proper broken arm diagnosis after an accident. The most common ways to break your arm are in a road traffic accident or after a slip, trip or fall, but you could also be injured whilst playing sports or taking part in other activities. The good news is that most simple fractures heal within six to 10 weeks, although more serious fractures can take longer.
If your accident was caused by somebody else, you could find you’re eligible to make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim for personal injury compensation within three years of your accident. Accident Advice Helpline’s team of lawyers doesn’t charge any upfront fees, so anybody can afford to make a claim.
Does a broken arm diagnosis mean you can claim personal injury compensation?
A broken arm diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean you will be compensated for your injuries. In order to be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation, somebody else needs to have caused your accident. For example, if you slipped on a wet floor at work (where there were no warning signs displayed) and broke your arm, your employer could be held liable for your injuries. Or perhaps you were driving to a friend’s house when another driver ran a red light and hit your vehicle, leaving you with a broken arm, cuts and bruises. In this case, the driver in question could be held responsible for your accident and ordered to pay you personal injury compensation.
Even if you’re unsure who caused your accident, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline for advice. We’ve been helping people with their personal injury claims for over 16 years, so you know that any advice you get from us can be trusted.
But isn’t a broken arm a minor injury?
The majority of broken arms will heal fairly quickly, so provided there are no complications this is considered a fairly minor injury. However, that does not mean you can’t make a claim for personal injury compensation. You can claim for almost any injury sustained in an accident caused by somebody else, provided you sought medical attention after your accident. To find out more about making a claim and get confidential, no-obligation advice from Accident Advice Helpline’s advisors, just call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile). We’re here to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Date Published: March 9, 2017
Author: Rob Steen