Your shoulders connect your arms to your back, which means if you suffer shoulder ligament damage, it could affect your ability to move.
We use our arms and hands for most jobs, no matter what your profession, so a painful shoulder injury could make it impossible to go to work and could affect your quality of life.
Because pain from shoulder ligament damage can last for months or even years, you might want to think about claiming personal injury compensation if you’ve been injured and somebody else is to blame.
Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people claim compensation for accidents resulting in damage to their shoulders, so why not find out if we can help you too? We’ve been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, and we offer confidential, no-obligation advice to all our customers.
Our shoulders are made up of ligaments which hold the three shoulder bones together. If you have suffered an injury to your shoulder, you should use the RICE method when recovering from shoulder ligament damage:
- Rest – Resting your shoulder is vital to aid recovery
- Ice – Ice packs relieve pain and reduce swelling
- Compression – Compression bandages and strapping can reduce swelling
- Elevation – Elevate the shoulder above the rest of the body
Tearing your shoulder ligaments could cause shoulder separation. The most common causes of shoulder separation are a fall (when you use your hand to break your fall) or being struck by something, such as an object falling from height or moving machinery.
Severe tears to ligaments may require surgery and physiotherapy and chronic pain could affect you long-term if you don’t get the treatment you need. If you’re suffering ongoing pain after your accident, our personal injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve – and they work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so there are no upfront fees to pay.
Who caused your accident?
If you’ve been injured at work, it may be that your employer or a co-worker is responsible for your accident. If you’ve injured yourself after a fall on a damaged pavement or have been struck by a car, the local council or the driver of the car could be held liable for your injuries, and you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
We’re here to make sure you’re compensated not only for your pain and suffering after your shoulder injury, but also for losses, such as loss of earnings. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today, or take the 30-second test on our website and find out how much you could claim.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen