Making an injury claim in Stanton St John for an elbow injury
Our elbow is the joint where our humorous in the upper arm, and the radius and ulna of the lower arm, meet. It is a joint that is easily damaged, both by direct impacts and more long terms problems caused by repetitive actions.
If your elbow is painful and maybe not as mobile as it should be, you may have an elbow injury, and you may need to make an injury claim in Stanton St John.
How do the accidents happen that might mean making an injury claim in Stanton St John?
One of the most common ways of sustaining an elbow injury is after a fall, either directly onto the elbow or because you have stretched out your hands to stop a fall, and your elbows take the impact. 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. Any of these accidents, providing they were not your fault, could result in an injury claim in Stanton St John.
We have all heard of tennis elbow (golfers elbow is very similar). It Is 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. This could mean an injury claim in Stanton St John against your employer.
Students elbow is the inflammation of a small sac of fluid behind the elbow that is caused by mild but repeated injury, quite often in people who lean on their elbows a lot. Hence the name, as students lean on their elbows a lot while studying.
A squashed or trapped nerve can be caused by general wear and tear that occurs in joints and bones as we age, but can also be caused through injuries to the elbow and a sprain or a broken elbow is usually the direct result of an accident of some sort.
Let Accident Advice Helpline help with your personal injury compensation claim
If your injury happened in an accident that was the fault of someone else, contact Accident Advice Helpline for help in making your injury claim in Stanton St John.
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 the helpline if you would rather speak to an advisor to discuss your case. We have a freephone number, 0800 180 4 123, which is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Date Published: 21st September 2013
Author: David Brown