If you have broken your arm in an accident at work or in a public place then you may have sustained a complex fracture. Although minor fractures only take a few weeks to heal, more complicated fractures may lead to bones being misaligned. In severe cases, broken arm surgery is needed to realign the bones, before a plaster cast is applied. If you’ve suffered a severe break and needed surgery, you may need to take additional time off work to recover from your injuries, which can affect you and your family financially.
But you may be able to make a personal injury claim if your arm was broken due to somebody else’s negligence. For example if you broke your arm in a slip or trip at work, your employer could be held liable, and Accident Advice Helpline could help you get the compensation you deserve.
What’s the recovery time after broken arm surgery?
Most people recover from a fractured arm within six to 10 weeks, but for more complex breaks the healing time could be extended. If you have undergone broken arm surgery then you may need to take longer off work to recover. This is because more complex fractures, or fractures in multiple parts of the bone, can take longer to heal but also because you may need physiotherapy after your accident to regain full use of your arm.
It’s not abnormal to suffer from numbness and tingling after fracturing your arm, and it can take time for this to resolve itself and for you to get back to normal. If you take time off work then your earnings can be affected. Even if your employer gives you sick pay, this can still be a lot less than your normal salary, so claiming compensation after your accident could be the solution.
How much compensation could you receive?
Generally speaking, the more serious your injury, the more compensation you could receive when you make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline. If you’ve undergone surgery after breaking your arm in a car accident or even after an accident at work, you could find you are entitled to compensation which takes into account your loss of earnings as well as your pain and suffering. You could find out today how much you could receive by taking the 30-second test on our website.
We handle all claims on an individual basis and there is a three-year time limit in place to make a claim. So get in touch with us by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to see if you are entitled to make a 100% no-win, no-fee* claim after your accident.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Arm injury claims