Any fall or heavy impact to your arm could result in a broken bone. The worst-case scenario would probably be to then look down and see your broken arm bone sticking out of your skin. Many people wouldn’t have the stomach to look at this, so you can only imagine what it would be like to find yourself in this precise situation.
It is easy to say you shouldn’t panic, but more difficult to achieve in real life. You should try and stabilise the arm as much as you can to prevent bleeding, which could be quite serious. The sooner you get help by calling 999, the sooner you can get treatment for your injury. Make sure this is your priority, and tell the emergency services the bone has come through the skin. This will help them prioritise the call as a more serious injury.
Pain associated with a broken arm bone sticking out of your body
As you can imagine, the pain associated with such an injury would be significant. If you have experienced this injury, you will know surgery is required to repair the damage. Even then, you will be left with scarring on your arm and you may suffer ongoing pain and some loss of movement or muscle tone for a while afterwards.
Some people find they never get fully back to normal after suffering such an injury. Every effort is made to pin the bones back together so they can repair themselves, but this is the most severe break you could suffer from. It could mean you have problems with your arm even when it is out of the cast.
Could you claim for an injury like this?
You can if you can prove negligence on the part of a third party. If you are unsure, call Accident Advice Helpline to see whether our legal team can help. We’ve handled other cases like this in which people have suffered broken arms, so you can be certain you are in good hands.
Call now on 0800 689 0500 (or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993) to see if your broken arm with bone sticking could warrant a compensation award for you. Sometimes, it is hard to tell whether you have a right to claim, but our team is dedicated to getting you the answers you seek.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen