Personal accident claims in Perth
If you have just had a car accident or a nasty slip, trip or fall in the Perth area and have broken your arm then you may be thinking that you are the only person feeling like this at the moment. May be the accident was not your fault and you’re feeling like you are the first person to ever have to start a personal accident claims case for a broken arm.
There is no need to feel like this at all because a large law firm like Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing with personal accident claims cases since they were established in 2000.
Accident Advice Helpline offer a helpline to enable you to discuss your potential compensation claim this number is available 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
It can be comforting to think about how other people have got on with their claims and to get some useful information about personal accident claims cases in general.
Personal accident claims in Perth – Common arm accidents
People frequently hurt their arms in slips, trips and falls when they are out and about. It is a natural reaction to put your arms out in front you as you fall and this results in all of your body weight landing on the bones of your arm. People also suffer broken arms in car accidents and in cycling accidents and sometimes even in accidents on buses.
Personal accident claims in Perth – Treatment details
At a later stage of the claims process you will have the opportunity to provide some detailed information about the injury and the medical treatment that you received. It is likely that copies of all your medical notes will be obtained as well.
This would include information on how you got to an Accident and Emergency Department – may be a friend drove you there or you may have been taken in an ambulance. Perhaps you immediately suspected that you had a broken arm because it was already beginning to swell and because it was causing you so much pain. Other people suffer extremely serious breaks and have to be given treatment at the scene of an accident by medical professionals. This may be because the bones of their arm are sticking out through their skin. Once at the hospital the majority of people are x-rayed and put straight in plaster but others need surgery
Personal accident claims in Perth – Broken arm recovery
Most people take around 6 to 8 weeks to recover from a broken arm. During this time your arm will be in plaster and doing normal household tasks will be tricky. Things like driving, working, housework and looking after your children can also be hard. It is likely that you will have some follow up hospital appointments to attend. Most adults require some physiotherapy treatment to regain the full use of their arm.
Date Published: 4th August 2013
Author: Sharon Parry