If you have broken your arm in an accident then you’ll know just how painful it can be. Swelling, bruising, severe pain and difficulty moving your arm are all common symptoms of a broken arm, and if you have suffered a serious fracture then bone may even be poking through the skin. Broken arm treatment can vary depending on the type of fracture you have sustained and how serious it is.
For example if you have fractured your arm in several places or your bones have been crushed, you may need surgery and different treatment from somebody who has simply suffered a minor fracture. Once you are on the road to recovery you may find yourself wondering if somebody else was responsible for your accident. If this is the case then Accident Advice Helpline could help you make a 100% no-win, no-fee* claim for personal injury compensation.
What broken arm treatment did you receive?
As we mentioned before, broken arm treatment can vary. If you have suffered a complex fracture where your bones are misaligned then your doctor may perform a manual realignment using their hands. Or you may need surgery to realign your bones before your arm is put in a cast to heal. Average healing time for minor fractures is between six to ten weeks, but this could take longer if you don’t receive the right treatment or if you have suffered a more serious injury.
Ensuring you get medical attention as soon as possible after your accident can speed recovery time and make it more likely that you will be back on your feet sooner. It’s likely you’ll need to take time off work for treatment and recovery, and if you are eligible to claim personal injury compensation then you could claim for the cost of travel to medical appointments, such as physiotherapy.
What compensation could you receive?
As well as compensation for your actual physical injuries you could be entitled to receive compensation for any of the following:
- Psychological trauma after your accident
- Loss of earnings
- Other financial losses such as the cost of travelling to doctor’s appointments, medical treatment, medication and so on
The best way to find out how much compensation you could get is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. You can take the 30-second test on our website right now for an idea of what you could claim, then call us on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from mobiles) to see whether or not you have a viable claim.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Arm injury claims