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Read our 7 common reasons why arm injuries happen and how our accident claims solicitors can help start your claim.

We use our hands and arms almost all day long. As a result, even a minor arm injury can be both painful and deeply frustrating, with difficulties typing, driving and performing daily household tasks. Most arm injuries are muscular and will heal reasonably quickly with rest and possibly a little rehabilitation. More serious arm injuries, such as fractures, tendon or ligament damage or nerve damage, can take much longer to heal and even lead to permanent problems. In the worst cases, arm injuries can involve amputation, whether traumatic (occurs during the accident itself) or surgical (when all or part of an arm has to be removed in order to preserve your health more generally).


If you have received an arm injury that was the result of an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. This compensation is there to help you get your life back on track after your accident, as well as to acknowledge the pain and suffering that you have experienced. If you have questions or would like to make an arm injury claim, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our claims form to arrange a free, no obligation consultation. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors will listen to your story and give you the best possible advice based on your personal circumstances.


7 Common Types And Reasons For An Arm Injury

Arm injuries cover a wide range of different specific problems. Some only affect a small part of the arm, such as one hand or the bicep, whilst others are more general throughout the arm. It is possible to categorise arm injuries by which type of anatomical structure (muscles or bones for example) are injured and where in the arm the injury occurs.

  • 1. Injuries To The Muscles Of The Arm
    The most common injuries to the muscles of the arm are pulled or torn muscles. This could be from exercising when not sufficiently warmed up, attempting to carry objects that are too heavy for you to manage, attempting to carry heavy loads for longer than you can or from a sudden jolt, such as attempting to catch yourself if you begin to fall. Muscle injuries tend to respond well to rest and light exercise, and to heal reasonably quickly, because they have a good blood supply which provides oxygen to speed up healing. Injuries to the muscles of the arm often take slightly longer to heal than other muscular injuries as it can be hard to rest the arm sufficiently. We also often forget that we are injured as our habit of reaching, grabbing and lifting are so ingrained in our everyday lives.

  • 2. Injuries To The Tendons Or Ligaments Of The Arm
    Tendons are connective tissue that attach muscles to the bones that they control. Ligaments are a similar type of connective tissue that connects two different bones together. It can be very difficult to identify whether you have injured a tendon or a ligament, but the advice is relatively similar in both cases, you should rest initially, use ice to reduce swelling and then carry out gentle exercise to help the body to repair. Tendon and ligament injuries take considerably longer than muscle injuries to heal, as the tendons and ligaments do not have a very good blood supply. Tendon and ligament injuries in the arm tend to be focused around the elbow and shoulder, and can be very long-lasting indeed. In some cases, injuries to the tendons and ligaments of the shoulder can require surgery to help to stabilise the arm, although there is usually other assorted damage in these cases. Tendon and ligament injuries to the wrist are less common, but can be both painful and difficult to manage, as almost all daily tasks require use of the hands and wrists.

  • 3. Injuries To The Bones Of The Arm
    A fracture (break) to the bones of the hand or arm will take considerably longer to heal than injuries to the muscles, tendons or ligaments. Medical attention will be required to ensure that the bone is ‘set’ correctly, or the break may not heal correctly.

  • 4. Injuries To The Cartilage Of The Arm Or Wrist
    Cartilage is a slightly spongy substance that cushions the connections between two bones. This can be damaged through a harsh impact and often feels very similar to a sprain. Cartilage injuries are common to the elbow and relatively rare to the wrist or fingers. Cartilage injuries will usually heal on their own over the course of a few weeks, but can require surgical intervention in certain circumstances.

  • 5. Injuries To The Skin Of The Arm
    Cuts and abrasions are common injuries to the arm in a wide variety of accidents. Usually, these are very minor and will heal within a few days. In more serious cases, often including road traffic accidents or severe burns, damage to the skin of the arm can be very serious indeed and possibly require skin grafts or other invasive medical assistance.

  • 6. Nerve Injuries To The Arm
    When we think of nerve injuries, most people think of a shooting pain travelling up or down the arm. This is not the only symptom, however. Severe nerve damage in the arm can lead to paralysis and even relatively minor nerve injury can lead to a loss of muscle control and strength. A loss of grip strength in particular can make daily life more difficult than expected. Nerve damage can be very difficult to heal and may be permanent. You may require physiotherapy or other kinds of treatment that are hard to get on the NHS to facilitate a full recovery.

  • 7. Hand Injuries
    The hand has a large number of small muscles and bones which can be fragile and easy to damage. Given how often we use them, they are particularly prone to crush injuries, especially during road traffic accidents or accidents at work in the construction or manufacturing industries.

There are also many other different kinds of arm injuries you may be able to claim for. If you have suffered an arm injury that is not on our list, or if you would like to make an arm injury claim, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form.


Is It Expensive To Start Arm Injury Claims?

We believe that justice should always be available to those who have suffered an accident or injury that wasn’t their fault. As a result, we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to the majority of our clients. No win no fee means that you will not need to pay anything up front. As soon as you have signed a no win no fee agreement with us, we are able to act on your behalf in your arm injury claim. You will only need to pay our fees once you have been awarded compensation. Our fees are set as a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you know when accepting an offer of compensation how much you will receive. This means that you will never be out of pocket as a result of making an arm injury claim and that there is no risk of legal fees exceeding the value of the compensation that you receive.


If you think that you might be able to make an arm injury claim and would like to discuss a no win no fee arrangement, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form. Our expert team of arm injury specialists will discuss the details of your case and guide you through the process in a free, no obligation consultation.

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How Do I Start A No Win No Fee Arm Injury Claim?

Making a no win no fee arm injury claim is very straightforward. The first thing to do is select your solicitor. Our team of expert personal injury solicitors are available on 0121 565 4317 or you use our online claims form to arrange a free, no obligation consultation. During this discussion, we will listen to your story to ensure that we understand the important details of your case. These include:

  • The Circumstances Of Your Accident
    We need to know what happened and why. This is important as a key part of our case is showing that someone had a responsibility to avoid or mitigate (make less severe) your accident and that they were careless or negligent about this responsibility. We will need to know who you think was to blame and why.

  • The Exact Nature Of Your Injuries
    We need to know exactly what injuries you have sustained and how severe these are. In many cases, you may have injuries that you were not aware were related to your accident. An example of this is that many people who suffer arm injuries in an accident do not realise that their reduced grip strength might also be a symptom. Our highly experienced team have dealt with many arm injury cases and know exactly what to ask to ensure that we understand everything that you’re going through.

    How It Impacted You
    The ways in which your accident and injuries have impacted your life. We need to know any additional expenses you might have incurred, either relating to your rehabilitation or to helping you to adapt to your injuries. These could include having to buy an automatic car if your arm injuries leave you struggling to drive a manual or loss of earnings if your arm injuries mean that you have been unable to work. These additional costs and difficulties will all be taken into account when calculating your compensation payment.


Beginning your arm injury claim is easy. Just call us on 0121 565 4317 or fill in our claims form and we will take care of the rest.

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