Arm injuries can be minor but they also have the potential to be very serious. You could tear tendons in your arm, suffer a dislocated shoulder or fracture, sustain crush injuries in an industrial accident or break your wrist after a slip, trip or fall. How to treat arm injuries depends on the type of injury you have sustained, but more serious arm injuries will usually require medical attention and time off work – you may even need to attend physiotherapy after your accident, in some cases. If somebody else’s negligence was to blame for your accident, you could find yourself eligible to claim personal injury compensation, provided it has been three years or less since your accident.
How are arm injuries treated?
Those wondering how to treat arm injuries will find that the majority of minor injuries require no treatment – for example if you’ve suffered repetitive strain injury after typing for hours with no break, you can carry out exercises at home to alleviate your symptoms. However if you have broken your arm in a car accident or suffered crush injuries in an accident at work, you may be unable to return to work or live your life to the full until your injuries have healed. You’ll normally need medical attention and may require surgery which can be painful and take time to heal from.
During this time, when you should be focusing on recovering from your accident, you can also have financial worries due to time off work. That’s why making a personal injury claim is such a good idea – you’ll be compensated not only for your pain and suffering, but also for your loss of earnings.
How to make a personal injury claim
How to treat arm injuries is just as important as how you act after your accident – it’s important to get the advice you need to help you decide whether or not to make a personal injury claim. If somebody else’s negligence was responsible for your accident, you can call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. Even if you’re not sure whether somebody else was liable, you can call us for advice and answers to your questions, in confidence and with no obligation to proceed. It’s free to call, and you could even head for our website and take the 30-second test, to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to claim for your arm injury.
Date Published: May 30, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton