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Arm Injuries

Injuries to the arm and hand are some of the most common injuries suffered by people who have been involved in an accident that was not their fault. These injuries can arise in a number of ways, from people putting their arm or hand out to break their fall when they slip or trip, to injuries which occur as a result of long term exposure to unsafe work equipment and faulty machinery.

Our arms are a complex make-up of several bones, nerves, muscles and joints, all of which are essential to allow us to do the everyday activities we take for granted such as lifting and carrying items, typing and even picking up our children. An arm injury and the resultant inability to do some or all of these things can have a massive impact on our day-to-day lives. Some of the most common injuries are:

If you have sustained an arm injury as a result of an accident or due to your working conditions, Watermans can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to for the pain and suffering you have endured. You can make a claim for compensation up to 3 years after an accident. Contact us today to find out more.

  • Wrist fractures – this is a very common result of a trip or fall. Most injuries fully resolve over time but some require surgery assist in the recovery process, which Watermans can provide through their Total Care service.
  • Burns or scalds – burns to the arm can occur quite often in the workplace, particularly in restaurant or hotel kitchens. These can be avoided by the provision of suitable Personal Protective Equipment. When they do occur they can be very painful and often leave permanent scarring, and it is important to get closure when you’re not at fault.
  • Elbow injuries – injuries to the so-called “funny bone” are no laughing matter. As this is the area joining the top and bottom sections of your arm and elbow, injury can be result in restricted movement on top of being very painful.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – CTS occurs when nerves in the wrist become compressed, causing pain and weakness. This injury is regularly linked to work with vibrating power tools, but can also be the result of working conditions that involve regular strain on the wrists.

If you have sustained an arm injury as a result of an accident or due to your working conditions, Watermans can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to for the pain and suffering you have endured. You can make a claim for compensation up to 3 years after an accident. Contact us today to find out more.

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