Throughout the day your shoulders do lots of work and are key to both your social and working life. Therefore, when you are living with shoulder pain or suffering from a shoulder injury, you can start to feel very quickly as though you have lost a lot of your independence.
Although there are numerous reasons why a shoulder injury can occur, they are a lot more common in jobs requiring heavy or repeated lifting. They may be caused as well by sudden impacts like a trip, fall, slip or jolt from a car accident.
If a road accident where you were not at fault caused your shoulder pain or injury, or it was due to your employer being negligent and not providing you with the necessary training for safely doing your job, then you might be eligible to make a compensation claim.
Although compensation won’t eliminate your injury, it can help you with getting back on your feet once again. If you would like some impartial advice regarding compensation or think you may have a claim, you can give us a call on 0808 164 9153 for a free chat.
Shoulder injuries on the job
There are strict safety and health laws in places that have been designed to protect employees against avoidable accidents.
If you were involved in an accident at you workplace, then your employer might not have fully followed the regulations. If that is true, then you have been put and risk and you might be eligible to make a claim.
There are several reasons why a shoulder injury may occur in the workplace, including:
- Impact from a falling object
- Using dangerous machinery
- Repeated arm movements
- Heavy lifting
Call us for your no-pressure chat on 0808 164 9153. We can help you better understand whether or not you have a potential case. All call are completely confidential and free.
Injuries that are caused by an impact
An injury may also be caused whenever the shoulder hits against something during a collision, like a car’s steeling wheel or a bike’s handlebars.
Kinds of shoulder injuries
Your shoulders are among the versatile and largest joints in your body – and that is why they can be very painful and fragile if they are damaged.
The following are a couple of examples of the kinds of injuries that may affect your shoulders:
Fractured or broken bones
The shoulder is comprised of several bones, and if one of them breaks it may cause extreme pain for several years after recovering. Fractures of the scapula and clavicle might cause problems even once they have healed.
Your rotator cuff is comprised of tendons and muscles that help with your shoulder’s range of mobility. When it is damaged, that severely impacts you being able to properly use your shoulder.
Brachial Plexus Injuries
This network of nerves is located under the shoulder blade. If it is damaged, it may affect mobility in your shoulders and back. The injury is called Parsonage-Turner syndrome also and may result in feelings of tingling or numbness, in addition to pain in the hands and arms.
The amount of compensation you may receive is calculated based on the consequences and details of your specific accident, which means there is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to the amount of compensation you may receive for a shoulder injury claim. That is due to the fact that the costs that may be recovered will vary from one case to the next.
However, in order to ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation amount that you are entitled to receive, the following will be considered by your solicitor:
Your lost earnings as well as any time you as well as your loved ones need to take time off from work
Any physiotherapy or medical treatment you have received, or any prescriptions that you have paid for
You and family members travel and accommodation expenses
Future impacts of your shoulder injury
We also understand that your shoulder injury may have caused other problems beyond your physical pain; they may also have a significant impact on your social and family life, in addition to your being able to carry out your daily activities.
Following a shoulder injury, you might not be able to work or drive. That can place you under a great deal of financial strain, and it might also mean you are dependent on others and stuck at home.
You can rest assured that our solicitors will consider all of the impacts of your shoulder injury to ensure that you get the support and compensation that you need. They will let you know once they have a good idea of how much compensation you are likely to receive.
Find out how much yo can claim
Start a shoulder injury claim
You might be unsure whether or not you have a claim. To find out, the best thing to do is contact us on 0808 164 9153 so that we can ask you questions regarding your accident as well as how you have been affected by your injury.
We are here to provide you with impartial, free advice, so you won’t have to worry about feeling pressured or rushed during our call to start a claim – we are just here to assist you.
If you have a potential claim and decide you want to go ahead with one, then we will get you in contact with the appropriate specialist solicitor for your individual case. They often can speak to you straight away on the phone and provide you with a free consultation that will guide you through the following steps that you need to take before your case is started.