Most people who end up breaking an arm will recover in time. The injury tends to present with a lot of pain initially, but as the break heals and the swelling goes down, the pain should also reduce in severity. Getting broken arm pain years later is thankfully rare, but some people are unlucky and will suffer some pain many years after the event.
If you didn’t make a claim at the time to seek compensation for your injury, yet you still get pain years after the incident happened, it may be too late to do anything about it. There is a three-year time limit during which any claim to seek compensation should be made. If you do not initiate a claim during this period, you will have run out of time to try and make an appropriate claim.
How can you cope with broken arm pain years later?
Your GP may be able to recommend exercises or physiotherapy that could improve things for you. Getting the right treatment to begin with is also very important. The severity of the broken arm can depend on the recovery you are likely to experience, too. For example, a simple break is far more likely to heal with no problems than one that is more complex.
Of course, in terms of trying to receive compensation, the sooner you put in a claim, the better. You have three years in which to do so from the date you broke your arm, so don’t leave it too late to progress with that claim. Making sure you get proper legal advice is the first essential step to take, too, which can make it easier for you to get the outcome you need.
How can you claim?
When a compensation claim is made, medical reports are a crucial part of getting evidence to support your injury and associated claim. The independent doctor can determine whether you are likely to take longer to heal, and if broken arm pain years later might result from your initial injury.
Make sure you seek expert advice from Accident Advice Helpline today. Call 0800 689 0500 now, or try 0333 500 0993 via your mobile. Either way, you are assured of seeking expert no-obligation advice to find out whether your claim could result in a successful payment award for your broken arm injury.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen