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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Suffering a broken arm above the elbow

    If you think about someone with a broken arm, where do you imagine the break to have happened? Many people will assume the break has occurred to the lower part of the arm – the forearm. Yet it is also possible to suffer a broken arm above the elbow, and in this case, you can experience some hassle trying to cope with it and let it recover.

    It is vital to seek early treatment and diagnosis of this sort of break, because it can lead to damage to the nerves in the area in some instances. A broken arm in this position generally occurs just above the elbow and involves a break to the humerus bone.

    How do you know if you have a broken arm above the elbow?

    You may have heard a snap as the bone broke, but this is not always the case. You’ll likely realise you cannot move your arm and it will be extremely painful to try and move your elbow when you break this bone. Swelling and bruising will also occur, although it may take a little time for the bruising to become apparent. Swelling will typically happen much more quickly.

    When you break this bone, you will likely be put in a sling or have a splint fitted to accommodate the healing process. This assumes the ends of the bone are not displaced. If this is identified to have occurred via an x-ray, you may need surgery to ensure the bones are put back in their usual position before recovery begins.

    Is it possible to make a claim for this kind of broken bone?

    It depends how the fracture occurred and whether a third party was responsible. If so, you could indeed make a no-win, no-fee* claim with the assistance of a personal injury lawyer. They will gather together all the pertinent information and make a claim on your behalf.

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    If you wish to find out more about your broken arm above elbow level in terms of claiming a financial award, contact 0800 689 0500 to have a chat with someone at Accident Advice Helpline now. Mobile callers should ring 0333 500 0993 instead. Either way, there is a chance to find out once and for all whether a no-win, no-fee* claim can be fought on your behalf by one of our lawyers.

    Date Published: February 22, 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

    Category: Arm injury claims

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