If you have dislocated your shoulder after a slip, trip or fall or a sports accident that was somebody else’s fault, then it could take some time to heal. Dislocated shoulder recovery can take from 12 to 16 weeks, which can be a lot of time to take off work. Unfortunately, many people don’t make a claim for personal injury compensation after their accident, but if you have suffered a shoulder injury after an accident that was somebody else’s fault, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your loss of earnings as well as your injuries.
So if you’ve taken a few weeks or months off work for dislocated shoulder recovery, you could be better off if you make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident happening.
How long can dislocated shoulder recovery take?
It can take up to a few months to recover after dislocating your shoulder. First you’ll need to go to A&E so that your arm can be popped back into its socket using a process known as ‘reduction.’ This in itself can be quite painful and so you will normally be given painkillers and sedatives – sometimes a reduction will be carried out under general anaesthetic. After your procedure, expect to take up to 16 weeks to make a full recovery.
Even if your employer pays you sick pay, this could still mean that your salary is significantly reduced for a few months whilst you recover from your injuries. Worrying about finances is the last thing you need after your accident, which is where Accident Advice Helpline can help you.
How can we help?
Whether you’re ready to make a personal injury claim after your accident or want to find out some more about what exactly is involved, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. It’s easy to contact us – just call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile). We’re here to offer advice, in confidence and on a no-obligation basis that could help you decide whether or not to proceed with a personal injury claim.
So if you have any questions about the claims process, just ask us. If you’d like an idea of how much compensation you could get for your shoulder injury, you can take the 30-second test on our website right now. This will give you a rough idea of what you could be entitled to, but because we handle each claim on an individual basis, you won’t actually know the exact amount until you decide to proceed with a claim.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen