If you have dislocated your shoulder then you may also have suffered dislocated shoulder ligament damage. The tissues, tendons and ligaments of the shoulder can become torn after a dislocation, and unfortunately you may need surgery in order to repair them. This can be painful and take time to heal from, and it may be a while before you regain full mobility in your shoulder. With any shoulder dislocation there is the risk of another dislocation happening in future, but if you have had surgery for dislocated shoulder ligament damage then this risk is actually reduced.
Claiming compensation for dislocated shoulder ligament damage
The good news is that if somebody else caused your accident, you could claim compensation for ligament damage to your shoulder. For example, perhaps you were swinging your club on the golf course when another golfer ran into you and you fell, dislocating your shoulder. In this case, the other golfer could be held liable for your injuries and you could make a personal injury claim. It might be that you have dislocated your shoulder after slipping on an icy pavement outside a shopping centre. The shopping centre management (or whoever is responsible for the pavement maintenance) could be held responsible for your accident.
The majority of dislocations occur after a slip, trip or fall, and it can take 12 to 16 weeks to recover fully after your accident. If you have needed surgery, you may need additional time off work to recover, and you could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you could be eligible to make a 100% no-win, no-fee* claim.
Why choose us?
Our injury lawyers are professionals specialising in personal injury law, which means we are best placed to ensure your claim is successful. We’ve been helping people for over 16 years and have a great track record of success – many of those successful claims being for shoulder dislocations. If you have been injured due to somebody else’s negligence then you have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us.
It’s free to call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) for no-obligation advice, and if you decide to proceed with a claim then you can take advantage of our 100% no-win, no-fee* service. There is a three-year time limit in place for all personal injury claims, so do get in touch with us as soon as possible after your accident.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Shoulder injury claim