Arm Injuries – Claiming and Compensation
Regardless of how your arm injuries came about, if something feels wrong, we might be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Whether you suffered an arm injury as a result of an MVA like a Car Crash, through the negligence of a medical practitioner or from a Workplace Incident, we’re here for you.
An injury to your arm, no matter how serious, can mean your daily work and personal life are severely affected. You may be unable to work because of your injury and so, be at loss of income, or your ability to carry out other tasks such as driving or typing may have been affected.
Compensation for your injury may help relieve the stress of your experience allowing you to focus on recovery.
A claim could help with:
• Lost earnings due to time off work
• Medical treatment
• Travel and accommodation for you and your family
• Rent or mortgage payments while you’re left unable to earn
Types of arm injuries
No matter what type of arm injury you’ve suffered, we may be able to help you claim compensation if it was caused due to someone else’s fault or negligent behaviour.
Below are some examples of the types in arm injuries you could claim for.
• Forearm injuries
• Elbow injuries
• Hand injuries
• Wrist injuries
• Shoulder injuries
Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
Repetitive Strain Injury occurs through repetitive movements causing pain in the muscles, nerves and tendons. Some common types of RSI are tendonitis and vibration white finger syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) occurs with pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. The pressure is exacerbated by excessive movement, making the pain and the condition worse.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome may include numbness, weakness, burning or tingling in the hands and fingers, swelling and changes in the pigment of the skin. A doctor may be able to provide medication or a wrist splint but ultimately, the symptoms can take months to resolve.
Do I Have A Claim?
If your arm injury occurred within the last three years and was someone else’s fault then it’s likely you have a claim.
Starting a claim is simple – you can get in touch with one of our legally trained and friendly advisors on 1300 106 107 for free and helpful advice. Our online claim checker tool could also be useful to you, providing an estimation of a claim based on your answers to some simple questions.
There’s no obligation to start a claim when you get in touch with us, but if you are interested, our advisors will talk with you about making a No Win No Fee arm injury claim.
If we think you have a case and you decide you’d like to go ahead with your claim, we can pass you on to one of our specialist lawyers on the same call. Your lawyer will talk through your claim and will be able to answer any questions you have and will be negotiating with the other party on your behalf.