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How long is broken arm recovery after cast removal?


If you break your arm, you’ll normally need to wear a cast for a month or two, until the bones have healed. But there is still a period of broken arm recovery after cast removal, which can take some time. Symptoms after cast removal can last for weeks or month and can include:

  • Pain
  • Numbness in your wrist, arm or fingers
  • Stiffness

Physiotherapy can be used to help with symptoms of broken arm recovery after cast removal, and you should be able to return to work fairly soon after having your cast taken off, depending on your job. Obviously if you work in a very physical role involving your hands – for example if you are a joiner – you may need to take additional time off work to allow your arm to fully recover.


Can I claim compensation for broken arm recovery after cast removal?

You might be wondering what you can do about your wages whilst you’re off work recovering from a broken arm. If somebody else caused your accident, you should be able to claim personal injury compensation for your lost earnings whilst you are recovering and undergoing physiotherapy. Your doctor will be able to provide you with a medical note which details your treatment – this can act as useful evidence when it comes to making a claim. The amount of compensation you’ll be able to claim will depend on the severity of your injuries, and of course whether or not somebody else was responsible for your accident. If you were injured in an accident at work, on the roads or in a public place, and somebody else was at fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a no win no fee claim.


What happens after my accident?

Whether you have suffered a fractured arm after an industrial accident in a factory or been injured due to a careless driver on the roads, it’s best to seek advice from a personal injury expert as soon as possible after your accident. There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, and when you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, there is no obligation to proceed at any point.

You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 5659 to get advice in confidence, and answers to any questions you may have about the claims process. Whether you’ve suffered a minor fracture or something more serious, we’re here to help you get the compensation you are entitled to.