When you dislocate your shoulder, the last thing on your mind will be compensation – at least, to begin with. Anyone who says ‘I dislocated my shoulder’ will have been through a painful experience. It’s an injury that requires expert medical help to rectify, since the joint must be put back in the socket again.
The shoulder is the most common joint in the human body to be dislocated. This is because of the range of movements it gives us. There are ligaments, tendons and muscles around the joint too, so a dislocation could also potentially cause damage to these.
How much could you claim?
This depends on the nature of the injury. It may have been a partial or a complete dislocation. The period of recovery will also determine the likely amount of compensation that might be received by any single person.
A dislocation can occur in a fall onto the shoulder, or in an accident. For example, if you are in a car wearing your seat belt and you are involved in a collision, the seat belt locking and you being flung forwards could potentially dislocate that shoulder.
I dislocated my shoulder and I’d like to know whether I could claim anything
You have a right to find out the answer to this question, so don’t hesitate to ring Accident Advice Helpline if you’d like to know more. We can consider claims relating to any accident that has occurred within the past three years. Just tell us what happened, where and when it happened and give us all the facts you can, and we will assess the likelihood of you making a successful claim. The main thing to remember is the importance of confirming negligence on the part of a third party. This could be a driver, an employer or someone else who acted negligently and therefore caused your dislocated shoulder to occur.
We hear from people who say ‘I dislocated my shoulder’ and they wish to know whether negligence could be proven in their case. Sometimes, it’s not that easy to tell. That’s why it is good to know you can always ring us on 0800 689 0500 (or try 0333 500 0993 via a mobile). Finding the answers could be easier than you’d think, and that means moving closer to making a worthwhile compensation claim with the help of a personal injury lawyer.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen