In the human arm you have the upper and lower bones. The upper bones are called the humorous and the lower bones are called the radius and ulna. The point where they meet in the middle is the joint called your elbow.
Your elbow can be very easily damaged if it is twisted too far or takes a direct blow. It can be very painful and put your arm out of action for quite a while. Some of the different types of elbow injuries are as follows:
- Squashed or trapped nerve
- Broken elbow
- Tennis elbow
- Golfers elbow
- Bursitis elbow
The possible causes of an elbow Injury
The majority of people suffer an elbow injury in some form of accident, maybe a fall. If you land directly on your elbow, then it will take the full force of the fall, and probably break.
An elbow injury can occur in a road traffic accident, a work accident, or as the result of a slip, trip or fall accident. Many victims think elbow injuries are quite minor, but when it stops you using your arm, as well as being very painful, you suddenly realise how much hassle this can cause you.
Tennis elbow and golfers elbow are very similar injuries. They are caused by the tendons from your forearm attaching themselves to the bone around your elbow. 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.Open Claim Calculator
Bursitis elbow is the inflammation of a small sac of fluid behind the elbow that is caused usually by mild but repeated actions, quite often in people who lean on their elbows a lot. It is sometimes called students elbow, because of people studying while leaning their elbows on a desk.
If it is a sprain or a broken elbow, this is usually the result of an accident of some kind.
It does not matter whether your elbow injury is a minor one at the beginning, as it can get a lot worse over months and you should look at what has caused the damage. If it has been caused by someone else, you should be speaking with solicitors to see if you can claim compensation from the guilty party.
Looking for solicitors in Fairbourne?
Accident Advice Helpline is 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.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Fairbourne we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Fairbourne look no further than our expert service.
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 an advisor to discuss your case. We have a freephone number, 0800 689 0500 and they will help you all they can with information about how to make a personal injury compensation claim.