Can you make a claim with an accident solicitor in Pontypridd if you’ve suffered a broken arm?
If you’ve sustained broken arm, it’s likely that you will require immediate medical treatment. Although most people with this type of injury do make a full recovery, it can be extremely painful so you may need emergency medical assistance. If someone caused you to sustain this type of injury, you may want to make a compensation claim against them with help from an accident solicitor in Pontypridd.
Of course, there are various types of breaks so it may not be immediately clear how serious your injury is. If the bone is broken in just one place, the injury may heal on its own. In such cases, doctors are likely to apply a plaster cast and prescribe painkillers until the pain has lessened.
However, if you have sustained multiple breaks or fractures, or if the bone has shattered, you may require an operation. In some cases, surgeons will merely need to reset the bones so that they can heal properly but, if the damage is more severe, they may place pins or splints around the affected area, so that it can heal.
Once you’ve obtained the appropriate treatment, you may begin to consider making your claim with an accident solicitor in Pontypridd. Although there’s no particular rush to make a compensation claim, you should be aware that claimants normally have a three-year time limit in which to take legal action.
Can you work whilst you’re recovering?
Unfortunately, this type of injury can take some time to heal and you may find that you’re not able to return to work straight away. If your job involves driving or physical work, for example, there’s no way that you would be able to return to work until the injury has fully healed and a doctor has deemed you to be fit for work.
In the meantime, you could find that your income is affected due to your injury. If so, your accident solicitor in Pontypridd may be able to help you to claim any lost income back when you make your compensation claim.
If you would like to find out more about making a claim with an accident solicitor in Pontypridd, or if you want to make a claim today, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to help.
Date Published: 26th October 2014
Author: David Brown