It is impossible to suffer a broken arm and not get bruising. Indeed, broken arm bruising is one of the most significant and common symptoms you could experience in this instance. Very often, once the bruising comes out, you will notice a reduction in the pain you feel. However, a broken arm will take several weeks to heal – usually about six at the least, depending on the injury and how bad the break was.
A hairline fracture is the simplest of fractures you could have in a broken arm, but there are several other types that could also occur. A more complex fracture that needs to be set in surgery will likely take longer to heal and may involve you having plates and screws inserted to ensure the bone sets in the right place. This may cause yet more bruising as you recover from the accident that led to your broken arm in the first place.
How did your broken arm with bruising occur?
Initially, your thoughts will be to protect your arm and to seek medical help. You may find you don’t really think about what happened to result in the break until afterwards, when you have been appropriately treated.
In this case, you should think about whether anyone else was involved, or whether you had an accident that wasn’t your fault. Did you trip over an uneven pavement, for example, or catch your foot in a pothole and fall to the ground, breaking your arm in the process? Were you knocked off your bicycle while cycling along the road, perhaps by a driver who did not have the right of way at the time? Finding out who was at fault isn’t always easy, but getting the answers is easier when you seek legal advice.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now
We are always here to provide no-obligation advice at times like these. A broken arm with bruising is painful and the injury can take many weeks to heal from. In the meantime, your life may be disrupted and there could be lots of things you cannot do.
So, call us today on 0800 689 0500 (or use a mobile to call 0333 500 0993) and see if you have a chance to receive compensation if negligence was involved in your case. Our legal experts can provide the answers you have been searching for now.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Rob Steen