Whether your daily tasks involve heavy lifting in a parcel warehouse, young childcare in a schooling facility, clerical work in an office, or cooking in a restaurant, it is a safe bet that your arms are the two tools that you can simply not do without. It is unfortunate, then, that arm injuries are such a common category of accident, particularly for those who are on the job. Heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, and holding objects at one's place of work can all lead to arm injury, especially when the appropriate safety procedures and precautions are not taken to ensure a safe work environment.
Because the muscles and bones of the arm are asked a lot of each day and because we often put them under so much pressure, arm injuries occur when we are too demanding of our upper bodies and put too much stress and strain on them. Slipping, tripping, falling and being crushed are other frequent ways that our arms incur injury. When you spend many hours each day handling hefty items or completing repetitive tasks with your hands and arms, your arms are at risk for injury, whether it is a dislocated shoulder from heavy lifting or a fractured elbow from a fall upon a slippery floor.
Recovering Your Losses from An Injured Arm
It is likely that your broken or painful arm is going to necessitate that you take a few days of holiday or reprieve from your regular work, especially if it is your employment that caused your arm injury in the first place. But this also means that not only will you be incurring any associated expenses of any private medical treatment, but you will also be losing out on monies by being temporarily incapacitated. Fortunately for you, your employer is bound by law to support you throughout this injury and compensate you for any and all lost expenses that are related to your arm injury.
Let's say that you tripped and fell on a slick piece of flooring within your office building and are now at home resting comfortably on your sofa. What are the first things that you will want to do in order to recover your financial losses as your health is also recovering? One of the foremost steps that you will want to take is to get an estimate for the value of your claim, and fortunately this can be done online through a quote form easily and quickly. Give the online compensation form through the National Accident Hotline a go in order to get a rough guideline of how many thousands of pounds your injury might be worth. The stipulations include the fact that the accident must be absolutely not your fault, and the accident must have happened fairly recently.
One tricky phenomenon that you will want to watch out for when it comes to arm injuries is the long term nature of certain elbow and shoulder conditions, in particular. If part of your job is to complete certain repetitive tasks such as in the construction industry, you may experience an ailment known as 'tennis elbow' which comes as a result of continuous stress and strain on that especial part of the body. But what might start out as an occasional pain may eventually develop into a complete incapacitation of one or both arms. Therefore, it is important to keep a careful eye on your health, particularly if you are aware that a certain arm is under intensive daily stress.
The long term total effects of repetitive movements are likely to add up to much more than just occasional soreness, and if the condition is related to your employment you must hold your employer responsible for any costs you incur because of it.