Slips, trips and falls in the street or in car parks and shops are a common occurrence in accident solicitor in Bassenthwaite cases. Accident Advice Helpline has usually been contacted because the accident was not the injured person’s fault and because they would like to claim compensation. The accident solicitor in Bassenthwaite team would deal with the accident if it happened in the Bassenthwaite area. Many accident solicitor in Bassenthwaite cases involve a fractured arm or wrist. This is because we tend to put our arms out in front of us as we fall as a natural reaction to try and save ourselves. The arms and wrists take the full force of the weight of our bodies and the bones cannot always take this force – they fracture.
Accident solicitor in Bassenthwaite broken arm cases – the early stages
The first sign that you have cracked or broken your arm is that it will be very painful and probably tender to touch. This will probably be felt at the scene of the accident. You may be immediately aware of this before you get up after your fall. There may also be changes to the way that your arm looks. The area may swell and there may be bleeding if the bone has damaged the tissue or the skin.
Pain and swelling can also be a feature of accident solicitor in Bassenthwaite sprained arm cases and these may be confused with accident solicitor in Bassenthwaite broken arm cases. The only reliable way of sorting this out is to have an X-ray. An Accident and Emergency Department may be able to do this if the doctors there suspect that your arm is broken.
What to do at the scene
First of all deal with the injury. If you are waiting for an ambulance or for someone to drive you to the hospital then it is important that you do not eat or drink anything – in case you need to have an operation that involves a general anaesthetic. Do not try to straighten the arm. Instead you could try and stabilise it with a sling. If a sling is not readily available then you could use a piece of clothing or a towel instead. Applying an ice-pack to the area will normally help with both the swelling and the pain. Again, if you do not have access to an ice-pack then a bag of frozen peas will work well. Once the injury has been stabilised then you can think back to how the accident was caused. Try and identify exactly what you slipped or tripped over. Was it a patch of grease or water on a smooth floor? Were there any warning signs?
Contact our specialists today
Once you have seen a medical professional about your injuries, you need to call our team and start a claim. Call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Take our 30-second claims test and see right now if you can claim.
Date Published: 28th June 2013
Author: Sharon Parry