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Accident Claims Helpline - Upper Body Injuries

15th September 2010
By Accident Claims Helpline in Accident claims
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Injuries to the upper body can include injuries to the arms, neck, chest, upper back, head, brain and the eyes.

Because your arms are used all the time, for all manner of tasks, they are one of the easier body parts to injure. Arm injuries can include broken bones as well as cuts, bruises, fractures, dislocation or burns.
Hand, wrist and finger accidents are all very common areas to injure.

The most common cause of a wrist injury is a fall. This can lead to fractures, breaks, or sprains. If you have had a fall at work, or someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim for compensation.

Eye injuries can range from minor afflictions which cause temporary discomfort to the most serious types of eye injury, causing permanent blindness.

The eyes are very sensitive and as well as loss of sight, injuries to the eye can cause large amounts of pain. Any eye injury can lead to a certain amount of impairment of vision. The most serious eye injuries may even result in the eye having to be removed. As well as the potential for an eye injury to be caused by the eye area being hit and injured by an object, injuries to the eye can include burns, cuts, scratches and irritation.

Brain injuries can range from a mild concussion or be so severe that they cause death, the side effects can include memory loss, physical disability, mental disability, fatigue, loss of concentration and brain damage.
An injury to your brain or skull could occur in any number of ways, but most often they are caused by road traffic accidents.

Serious neck injuries can have a severe impact on nerve signals from the brain to other parts of the body. As a result, neck injuries have the potential to cause numbness or even paralysis.
The most common type of neck injury is whiplash, which is an injury to the soft tissue in the neck.

Other, more serious neck injuries, such as fractures, can also show no symptoms immediately after the accident. It is important to get medical attention straight away if you have been in a car accident.

If you have injured your upper body in an accident that wasn't your fault then you may be able to claim compensation.
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