Arm injury claims
Any injury sustained to the area between your shoulder and wrist is considered an arm injury. While health and safety breaches in the workplace are a common cause of arm injuries, road traffic accidents, medical negligence and slips, trips and falls can also result in damage to the arms.
Symptoms of arm injuries
Injuries to any area of the arm can cause considerable pain and discomfort. If you suffer from an arm injury, you may experience:
• Pain and swelling
• Skin discolouration
• Difficulty moving your arm
Diagnosis and treatment of arm injuries
While the symptoms of an arm injury may seem obvious, you should not attempt to diagnose and treat an arm injury of your own accord. You should seek medical attention from a trained doctor as soon as possible so that the extent of the bone or tissue damage you have sustained can be professionally assessed. While you may be able to treat minor arm injuries with rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE), severe injuries may require you to wear a splint or cast.
Claiming compensation for arm injuries
There are many good reasons why you should consider making arm injury claims for injuries suffered due to someone else’s negligence. After any arm injury, you are likely to require 24-hour medical care. You may find it impossible to carry out everyday activities, such as cooking and cleaning and may need to take considerable time off work. A compensation claim will help you to recoup any lost earnings and receive the funding you require to repay your medical expenses, support your family and retrain if you are unable to continue in the same line of work.
Making arm injury claims
If you believe you may be eligible to make arm injury claims, you may find it daunting to contact a solicitor. At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that you require professional advice from a team of expert advisers and we are here to provide just that. We will not confuse you with complex legal jargon or lose sight of the fact that you deserve to enjoy a stress-free recovery.
If you need to make arm injury claims, phone our Freephone helpline and talk to us today or try our 30-second compensation calculator to see how much you could claim.
Date Published: 28th February 2013
Author: David Brown