Injury attorney in Newbiggin by the Sea
Newbiggin by the Sea is a small town in Northumberland. Once an important port for shipping grain, and a coal-mining town, it is still a small fishing port making use of traditional coble boats.
If you work on one of these fishing boats then there is a good chance you could sustain an injury, and a possibility that injury could be to the elbow. The elbow is formed by the meeting of the bones in your upper arm, (called the humorous, or more commonly the funny bone) and the bones of the lower arm (called the radius and ulna).
If your elbow and surrounding areas of your arm are painful you may have an elbow injury. Typical types of elbow injury are:
- Bursitis elbow
- Squashed or trapped nerve
- Broken elbow
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
Possible causes of an injury that could lead to needing an injury attorney in Newbiggin by the Sea.
The most common cause of an elbow injury is through an impact caused by a fall. They can also happen in road traffic accidents, work accidents, as the result of an assault, in fact in any way where there is a direct or indirect forceful knock to the elbow.
Tennis elbow and golfers elbow are very similar injuries, which are caused by the tendons from your forearm attaching themselves to the bone around your elbow. This could be caused by several small injuries over a period of time; it does not have to be one major incident that causes it. Quite often the cause is overuse of your forearm in repeated motions, such as constantly using a screwdriver or wringing clothes, or other repetitive manual work.
Bursitis elbow is the inflammation of a small sac of fluid behind the elbow that is caused usually by mild but repeated injury, quite often in people who lean on their elbows a lot, and is sometimes called students elbow, because of people studying while leaning their elbows on a desk.
No matter what type of elbow injury you have or how minor it may seem at the time, they can get a lot worse over months and you should look at what has caused the damage. If it is road traffic accident, work related, a criminal assault or anything else that is not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation from the person or company that is to blame. For this you should contact an injury attorney in Newbiggin by the Sea.
Accident Advice Helpline are used to dealing with all types of personal injury claims, and realise how painful and disabling this type of injury can be. We want to ensure that you get financial recompense from whoever caused your injury.
On our website there is a 30-second test to give you a rough idea whether you are entitled to compensation, and if so how much.
Or contact Accident Advice Helpline if you would rather speak to an advisor to discuss your case. We have a freephone number, 0800 689 0500, which is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Date Published: 20th October 2013
Author: David Brown