Have you ever realised how painful it can be to hurt your shoulder? You may not think you use your shoulders that much, but in reality you rely on them a lot. If you move your upper arm, you move your shoulder as well. You cannot help but do it. As such, if you experience an injury to your shoulder, whether it is a dislocation or a tear of the ligaments or muscles there, you can expect to go through a longer recovery process.
Shoulder injuries can potentially happen in a variety of assorted ways. While it is possible to break your shoulder or pop the joint out of its socket, it is actually a lot more likely that you might suffer an injury to the tendons or ligaments in that area.
How can things like this happen?
While many people suffer injuries of this type during sporting endeavours, they can occur during regular daily tasks and in accidents as well. For example if you work at a desk or do the same job in some other way time and time again, you may eventually suffer from shoulder problems if you use those same muscles all the time.
If you suspect your shoulder injury has been caused in the workplace, you should speak to your boss to see what can be done to alleviate the symptoms. This could make all the difference to your situation. If your boss doesn’t take care to consider how your work could be changed to accommodate and alleviate the problem, you might have a chance to claim shoulder injury compensation.
What about accidents?
You could suffer a shoulder injury in a fall or other accident where the shoulder is impacted in some way. Many people wonder whether they could claim shoulder injury compensation if they have suffered this type of injury. In your case you should think about how your injury happened and then take things further by speaking with a professional injury compensation lawyer.
When you do this you can find out more about your situation and the facts of the case. The team at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with this. Our number is free to call on 0800 689 0500. Once you have called you will know whether you could claim compensation of this kind. If you can, you’ll receive the support you really need.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead