So, you think you’ve broken your arm? Stop right there. Some of the outward signs of a broken arm can appear very similar to the signs of a sprain, which is why it’s important to have a proper medical diagnosis if you think you have broken your arm in an accident. Broken arms need immediate medical attention and can take from six to 10 weeks to heal, longer if you have suffered a serious fracture and need surgery to realign your bones. Spotting the signs of a broken arm early means you’ll get the medical treatment you need and can get on the road to recovery faster.
What are the signs of a broken arm?
Because the outward signs of a broken arm are similar to a sprain, it’s important to see a medical professional as soon as possible after your accident. You may notice swelling and bruising on your arm, and it will usually be very painful to move and tender to touch. Difficulty moving your arm, hand and wrist may be experienced and in cases where the fracture is complex then the bone may poke through the skin and there may be bleeding. It’s not abnormal to feel dizzy, sick or faint after your accident, as your body is in shock. If you think somebody has broken their arm you should get them to A&E as soon as you can or call an ambulance.
The faster they receive treatment, the faster their recovery. If somebody else’s negligence caused their accident then claiming personal injury compensation may be possible, and they will need a medical report in order to make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
Get in touch with us after your accident
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline after your accident is a good move if you think you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. We’ve been helping people since 2000 and during that time we have handled hundreds of claims for broken arm compensation after accidents at work or road traffic accidents.
Whether you’re ready to make a claim or simply want some more advice you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more – our advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice. We have a great track record of success and are proud of our excellent customer service. Get in touch with us today and find out if you have a viable claim.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen