Injuries to the arm can happen as a result of a fall, something falling on to it, an accident at work, trapping your arm, a sudden impact or as a result of other injuries that go on to cause pain in the arm. If someone else caused the injury then you might be able to claim.
These injuries can cause problems if you are unable to work because of the pain and discomfort and can be particularly troublesome if your job involves extensive working with your hands and arms.
The arm is a complex structure of bone, ligaments and muscles starting at the top of the shoulder.
The arm consists of a number of parts and when you see your GP or the Consultant at the hospital you will hear a number of medical terms for the arm, for example;
The results of an injury to the arm can include a number of problems, such as a break, to any one of the bones in the arm or the elbow, damage to the muscles or the tendons and many other conditions.
Your GP or Consultant should be able to tell you what type of injury you have sustained and how serious this is.
This will then determine what treatment you need to help you recover.
If treatment cannot be offered to you quickly, then we may be able to arrange for this to be provided for you privately.
As your recovery progresses, it might become clear that you require further treatment such as physiotherapy, or even surgery, then again we may be able to arrange that for you privately.