Arm injury claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your arm injury claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 5659.
Have you injured your arm?
If you have an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. When the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
If you injure your arm, it can have a major impact on your daily life, restricting your activities. Even a mild injury might stop you from driving, working and doing what you enjoy.
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but we make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
Compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
Get the right treatment
Injury to the arm, shoulder, elbow, forearm, can occur as the result of a slip, trip or fall. But there are many types of arm injury, including burns, cuts, fractures, crushes and repetitive strain injury. Cyclists involved in road traffic accidents are particularly vulnerable to arm injury.
Vibration white finger and carpal tunnel syndrome are among other arm injuries that cause long-lasting discomfort and pain.
When you are injured, it’s essential to seek medical attention and diagnosis promptly. Your symptoms may not seem serious – and you may be able to manage the pain at home with over-the-counter treatment. But if you are suffering severe pain, numbness or tingling, swelling or redness, inability to move your arm, or a misshapen joint, it’s sensible to find medical help.
When an accident happens in the workplace or in a public place, it’s also a good idea to make sure that details are recorded in an accident book.
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Why claim for an arm injury?
Treating an injury to your arm may be a lengthy process, and it can cost time and money to put things right. Even a mild injury can stop you from doing simple tasks. Typically, a broken bone can take up to eight weeks to heal, while a crush injury could leave you unable to work, and a wrist injury may make it impossible to use a computer.
If you need to take periods away from work, you may find it difficult to keep up with the mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also have to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.
When an arm injury happens in the workplace, it can be tempting to blame yourself – but your employer has a duty to keep you safe. For example, if your job involves heavy lifting, you should have training in how to do this properly.
It’s important to report working conditions that are dangerous. This can bring about changes in training and work environments, which can help to protect your colleagues by reducing the risk of others suffering similar accidents.
If your employer was negligent and could have done more to keep you safe, you can claim compensation. Usually, your employer’s liability insurance will cover the compensation award, so no one will lose out.
Can you claim for your arm injury?
We help people to claim compensation for a wide range of arm injuries. Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation.
To make a claim, generally you’ll need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Did the accident happen within the last three years?
- Did someone else cause the accident?
- Did you suffer injury?
As we help you to build your case, we’ll consider:
- Your pain and suffering
- Any loss of earnings due to time off work
- Impact on your ability to work and earn in future
- The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
- Any care you’ve received, even if it’s been given for free
How do you start a claim?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 689 5659, who will tell you if we can help.
We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process of making a successful claim.
We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim, and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win, no fee** basis. Whatever the outcome, you won’t be out of pocket. We take the burden and do the hard work for you. To find out more, call 0800 689 5659.
The quickest way to start your claim is to fill in our online claim form. One of our advisors will then get in touch to discuss the details of your claim, and help you to get the compensation you’re due.
Or use our online claim calculator to get an idea of how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As one of the UK’s leading compensation claim specialists, we work for thousands of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. We will help you make a successful compensation claim and get you the right support to aid your recovery.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 5659, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.