Broken shoulder blades are a fairly uncommon injury, as the shoulder blade lies in a protected part of the back. But whilst a broken shoulder blade accounts for less than 1% of all fractures, a scapular fracture can actually be quite serious. This type of injury is usually caused by blunt trauma, such as a car accident or a fall from height, and if you have suffered a broken shoulder blade you might need time off work to make a full recovery.
Suffering loss of earnings can seriously take its toll on your finances, and if you’re not yet well enough to return to work, why not consider making a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline? Since 2000 we have helped a number of people successfully claim compensation after suffering a broken shoulder blade, and our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen, recommends us for our excellent customer service.
What happens after your accident?
The most important thing is that you get the medical treatment you need and whilst scapular fractures are usually treated with a sling and take around 6 weeks to heal, more serious shoulder blade fractures may need open surgery to relieve reduced mobility and pain. After any shoulder blade injury, physical therapy will normally be needed and a full recovery can take a few months after removing your sling or up to a year if you have undergone surgery.
Around about the time you’re recovering, it’s a good idea to think about claiming personal injury compensation, as there’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim. We can help you to assess who is to blame for your accident – perhaps you were rear-ended by another driver or suffered a fall from height at work when your employer failed to provide safety equipment. It’s easy to make a claim and there are no upfront fees to pay as all our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
How much compensation will you receive?
For an idea of how much you could be entitled to claim, take the 30-second test on our website right now. The amount you could get will depend on the severity of your shoulder blade fracture and how it has impacted your life – for example, if you have needed six months off work to recover after surgery, we’ll take into account your loss of earnings and the impact on your personal and work life. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today to find out more about the simple claims process and how we can help you get the compensation you deserve after your accident.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen