If someone’s negligence caused your arm injury, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Arm pain can occur right after an accident or can happen through time. In some cases, arm pain can come from an issue in your upper spine or neck.
Causes of Arm Pain
Below are some causes of arm injuries and pain that may be caused by an accident. I’ve included links to articles that talk about some of the causes.
You should read the specific article on each because each injury must be handled differently.
- Brachial plexus injury
- Broken upper arm (humerus)
- Broken forearm
- Broken wrist/broken hand from auto accident; Broken wrist/hand from slip and fall
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis)
- Dislocated elbow
- Elbow Injuries
- Fractured elbow
- Herniated disk from auto accident; Herniated disc from slip and fall
- Rotator cuff injury from auto accident; Rotator cuff injury from slip and fall
- Sprains and strains
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Ulnar nerve entrapment
Should you go to a doctor after an accident?
Go to the Emergency Room if:
You should go to the emergency room if you have a deformity or bone sticking out of your arm or wrist. This is particularly true if you have other injuries or bleeding.
Go to the doctor immediately:
- You have a new injury to your arm, especially if you heard a crack or pop
- Difficulty moving your arm or rotating your arm
- Major swelling or pain in your arm
Make an office appointment if you have:
- Brachial plexus issues
- Arm pain that won’t go away after a few days
- Swelling or pain in the part of the arm that you hurt
Case value goes down if you wait to get treatment
Each day that you wait to get medical care for your arm injury, your case value drops. The insurance company claim representative will argue that your pain wasn’t bad if you waited to get treatment.
The adjuster may also argue that the accident didn’t cause your arm pain or injury.
Take pictures or your arm injury
Immediately take photos of your arm injury. This includes photos of any bruising or bleeding.
These photos can be later used to show:
- That you did have an injury.
- That your injury was related to the accident.
- The seriousness of your injury.
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