Physiotherapy is a branch of medicine which helps people cope with illness or injury through encouraging movement and rehabilitation. Those who play professional sports may need the assistance of a physiotherapist to restore movement, manage pain and aid recovery from injury. Some people may need the help of a physiotherapist to aid movement in daily life if suffering from a chronic debilitating illness. Physiotherapists also help those with musculoskeletal disorders, those with severe trauma from injury and those who are recovering from surgery. Should you need to visit a physiotherapist, you should visit a GP for advice regarding your illness or injury. Exercises may be provided by your GP but, should you still suffer trauma, you may be referred to a physiotherapist for more intensive therapy and a routine exercise regime. The physiotherapy may feel uncomfortable to those who have suffered great trauma but the long-term effects are usually beneficial and can help people to live independently again. However, on rare occasions, the physiotherapy may not help and your illness or injury could become worse.
If you feel that you have not been referred to a physiotherapist and should have been, then you may be able to make a compensation claim if your illness or injury becomes more debilitating. If you have seen a physiotherapist and feel that you were treated incorrectly or the wrong area of the body was treated, you may also be able to claim compensation if your injury gets worse as a result. On occasion, the intensive massages and exercises could cause an injury to the patient. This may then cause more difficulties with movement and could result in chronic pain in the affected areas. Should you feel that your physiotherapist has been negligent and caused you more suffering, contact Accident Advice Helpline for help.
How to make a physiotherapy negligence claim
Start by calling Accident Advice Helpline to speak to a solicitor regarding your case. We will be able to give you no-obligation advice on your situation and can help determine how successful your claim is likely to be. If you decide to pursue compensation due to medical negligence on the part of your physiotherapist, we can take you step by step through the process on a no win, no fee* basis. We have been in business since the year 2000 and have helped thousands of victims of negligence to claim the compensation they deserved.