Forearm Injury Claim *
Your forearm is made up of two bones that join together at the wrist. These bones are known as the ulna and the radius. This can also occur following injuries to the nerves or muscles around these bones also. In some cases, this injury can affect movement and function of the hand, leading to a tingling sensation and feeling of numbness. These injuries can be caused by a number of factors, depending on the circumstances you were in when your injuries were sustained. These claims are made through the Injuries Board as a personal injuries claim *. An important part of this claims process is determining who is liable for the cause of the injuries which you have sustained. This will vary depending on the circumstances at the time of the accident or injury *. It is important to note that if you have contributed to the cause of your injury through ‘contributory negligence’ you may not be eligible for a claim. Contributory negligence is when an injured individual fails to act responsibly which led to the cause of their injuries. Acting in a negligent manner is the leading cause of many personal injuries.
Symptoms of a Forearm Injury
- Sharp pain and discomfort
- Numbness in forearm and fingers
- Reduced movement and mobility
- Weakness of the arm
Common Types of Injury
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
The cubital tunnel is located on the inner elbow and is the area in which the ulnar nerve passes through. Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by a compression of this nerve. This is also known as Ulnar Neuropathy. This injury is commonly associated with the elbow and can cause pain and a weakness from the elbow down through the forearm. This injury is commonly associated with workplace accidents, especially in certain industries including warehouse workers and the manufacturing industry.
Median Nerve Injury *
The median nerve passes through the carpal tunnel and controls most of the muscles in the forearm. Injury to the median nerve at the elbow can cause pain in forearm, wrist and hand. Symptoms of a median nerve injury include;
- Los of feeling in the fingers
- Weakness of the forearm
- Loss of movement
This is a permanent shortening of the muscles in the forearm which is usually the result of an injury. This can lead to a deformity of the hand, finger and wrist. It is caused by a lack of blood flow to the forearm which is commonly associated with increased pressure as a result of swelling. This injury is more common among children than adults.
Pronator Teres Syndrome
This injury is an entrapment of the median nerve where it passes between two parts of the pronator teres muscle. This can lead to pain and numbness in both the hand and forearm. Common symptoms of this injury include an aching pain in the forearm and a tenderness of the pronator muscle. There may also be a weakness in the forearm and a tingling sensation in the palm and fingers.
Anterior Interosseous Syndrome
This is a medical condition in which damage to the anterior interosseous nerve causes pain and discomfort in the forearm. This nerve is located in the median nerve. This can also cause a muscle weakness and reduced mobility of the arm.
Slips, trips and falls
Due to the positioning of the arms, it is common that you would sustain some form of arm injury following a slip and fall accident. Common injuries caused by this include breaks and fractures. The leading causes of these accidents are wet floors and uneven roads and footpaths.
Poor posture where your shoulders curve slightly forward can cause the nerves in the forearm to compress. This can lead to pain and discomfort in the forearms and wrist.
An overuse injury * is defined as any injury to a muscle or joint which is caused by carrying out repetitive actions over an extended period of time. They are most commonly associated with work-related injuries. They can occur in any part of the body but more commonly affect the wrists and arms. This can also include forearm injuries.
Injuries or issues in the nervous system can lead to various injuries and are mainly associated with medical conditions such as thyroid disorders or diabetes. Damage to the nerve and cause a shooting pain in the affected area and can lead to reduces movement and mobility.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE
If you have sustained a forearm injury * and would like to find out more information on the process involved in making a claim, you can contact our solicitors on 01 649 9900 or email email@example.com for a confidential discussion.
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