Arm injuries are a common after effect of accidents, and particularly falls. This is why they are a common cause for the compensation claims that an injury solicitor in Redlynch sees on a daily basis. Just one arm contains 30 bones, along with nerves, joints, muscles, and blood vessels. This explains why arm injuries can be so painful. We use many of our arm muscles in everyday activities without realising it – from holding things and lifting them to simple activities such as writing or typing. Arm injuries should not be taken lightly and you should make sure you have the correct treatment to prevent long lasting damage.
Not your fault?
If the arm injury wasn’t your fault, you may consider claiming compensation – this is important if the injury has caused you to take time off work and lose salary. Making a compensation claim will involve employing the services of an injury solicitor in Redlynch. Many small towns may not have too many options but there are national firms who can help.
Injuries to the arm and forearm
Your arm consists of two areas: the area between your shoulder and elbow, known as the ‘arm’, and the area between the elbow and wrist, known as the ‘forearm’. Because your arms are used all the time, for all manner of tasks, they are one of the easiest of body parts to injure. As well as cuts and bruises arm injuries can consist of broken bones and damaged tendons..
The most common cause of a wrist injury is a fall. This can lead to fractures, breaks, or sprains. Another common problem particularly for those who use repeated actions such as typists is repetitive strain injury (R.S.I) this is a common cause of sickness from work.
The elbow and shoulder
Elbow injuries can be very serious and, as well as rendering your arm immobile, can also be very painful. Manual labour, lifting and construction work can lead to elbow injuries as well as can a slip or fall – other injuries, including ‘tennis elbow’, can be induced through repetitive tasks such as hammering or using a screwdriver, and can make it hard to do simple tasks due to pain in the elbow and wrist. Shoulder injuries are common in manual labour, as frequent lifting and carrying can strain and injure the shoulder. Recovery on such an integral joint can take a long time and keep you out of work. In such instances, compensation can be the only way to recover lost earnings and help to make up for the trouble involved in having such an injury.
Injury solicitor in Redlynch – Get expert help.
If your injury was caused by an accident that was not your fault or a result of damage at work then you should contact an injury solicitor in Redlynch or call Accident Advice Helpline. With over ten years experience they can deal with your claim wherever you are based; your first call places you under no obligation and all our solicitors work on a no win no fee* basis.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline of 0333 500 0993 from a mobile today.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: David Brown