Physiotherapy is something which is often offered after you have broken your arm – this helps to keep the arm mobile and ensure a speedy recovery with full mobility. It may be that your doctor did not recommend broken arm physio until several weeks after your accident, and if this is the case then you may find yourself left paying for private physiotherapy rather than receiving an NHS appointment – there can often be a long waiting list.
Regardless of whether you’re seeing a physiotherapist on the NHS or privately, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation after your accident which could help to cover the costs. For example you can make a claim for travel expenses to and from medical appointments, and you may be able to claim compensation for some or all of the cost of your treatment, depending on your circumstances.
Why might I need broken arm physio?
You’re more likely to be referred for broken arm physio if you have suffered a serious fracture. For example, if you have suffered crush injuries to your arm in an industrial accident at work – after being run over by a forklift or trapping your arm in machinery – you may need physiotherapy to regain full mobility in your injured arm. Or it may be that you have needed surgery after breaking your arm and have been wearing wires to support your arm whilst it heals. This can leave your arm feeling stiff and physio is a good way of ensuring a speedy recovery once the wires are removed or the cast comes off.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim for personal injury compensation even if you didn’t need physiotherapy after your accident, provided somebody else was responsible for your injuries. There is a three-year time limit in place to make a claim though, so get in touch with us as soon as possible after your accident.
Claiming compensation after breaking your arm
The good news is that it’s unlikely you’ll have to go to court to get compensation if you’ve broken your arm. Accident Advice Helpline can process most claims over the phone, so a quick call to our freephone helpline is all it takes to find out if you have a viable claim and to get the ball rolling. You can get in touch with us today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim.