If you have dislocated your shoulder, it could be 12 to 16 weeks before you are fully healed and able to return to your normal activities. When your arm pops out of your shoulder socket, you’ll need to go to A&E to have it popped back in, using a process known as ‘reduction’. This can be painful but is usually over pretty quickly, after which the healing can begin. With a dislocated shoulder, driving may not be possible for several weeks, sometimes a few months, which means if you rely on driving to get to work, or you drive as part of your job, you may need to make alternative arrangements or take time off work to recover. The good news is that if somebody else caused your accident, you could find you’re able to make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident.
Can you claim compensation if your dislocated shoulder stopped you from driving?
If you’re unable to work because of your accident, or if a dislocated shoulder stopped you from driving, it’s possible to claim compensation for your loss of earnings. Perhaps you work as a courier or a taxi driver, and your dislocated shoulder has made it impossible to go to work and earn a living. Supporting your family in the aftermath of your accident can be stressful, but if you make a 100% no-win, no-fee* personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline, you could find you are eligible to receive compensation for your loss of earnings, as well as your pain and suffering. If somebody else was negligent, which led to your accident, then you’re entitled to make a personal injury claim. It might be that another driver caused an accident on the roads or perhaps you tripped or slipped at work and suffered a dislocated shoulder.
Is it worth claiming compensation for a dislocated shoulder?
There are other, far more serious injuries than a dislocated shoulder, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t claim compensation after your accident. A dislocated shoulder can take weeks or months to heal, and for some people, the rehabilitation process could take even longer, particularly if you need to undergo surgery on your shoulder. You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you could make a personal injury claim by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today.