Each one of our arms contain 30 bones, nerves, joints, muscles, and blood vessels. That is why damaging an arm can be so painful. We all of us use many of our arm muscles in everyday activities – from holding and lifting to writing or typing. It is critically important than that if you injure your arm, including your forearm, shoulder, wrist or hand, that you take proper recovery advice to ensure quick and correct rehabilitation.
If the arm injury is a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could consider making a claim for compensation. Making a compensation claim will involve employing the services of one of the injury solicitors in Studland; you can of course choose to use a national company that will offer the same service.
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 easier body parts to injure. Arm injuries can include broken bones as well as cuts, bruises, fractures, dislocation or burns.
The most common cause of an injury to a wrist 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. Carpal tunnel syndrome is damage to the wrist whereby a nerve gets compressed, causing numbness, weakness and ‘pins and needles’. It has not been proved that there is a definite connection between working conditions and carpal tunnel syndrome, so it can be hard to prove that carpal tunnel syndrome injuries have been caused in this way.
The Elbow and Shoulder
There is actually nothing funny about hitting your funny bone- it’s not very pleasant at all. Elbow injuries can be very serious and, as well as rendering your arm immobile, can also be very painful.
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 solicitors in Studland – Getting help
If your injury was caused by an accident that was not your fault or a result of damage at work then you should speak to one of the injury solicitors in Studland as soon as possible; alternatively you can call Accident Advice Helpline who are here to help.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline of 0333 500 0993 from a mobile today.
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Date Published: 9th February 2014
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