The shoulder is one of the easiest joints in the body to dislocate. This is because our arms are incredibly mobile yet located in a shallow socket, making them not very stable. Dislocated shoulder surgery is often required for a shoulder injury as it’s not uncommon to tear the tissues surrounding the shoulder joint, requiring keyhole surgery. Most people make a full recovery from a shoulder injury within three to four months, but this can be a painful injury that requires taking time off work to make a full recovery. If your shoulder injury was caused by somebody else’s negligence then Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim personal injury compensation within three years of your accident.
What does dislocated shoulder surgery involve?
Treatment for a dislocated shoulder will involve ‘reduction’ where the shoulder is gently manipulated back into its socket. This is generally carried out with the use of a sedative and painkillers, but in some cases it may be carried out in surgery under general anaesthetic. This is more likely when you need to have dislocated shoulder surgery to repair damage to tendons and other tissues surrounding the shoulder joint.
Most dislocations are caused by falling onto outstretched arms, and so are more common amongst elderly people, who are also more at risk of tissue damage. You’ll almost certainly have to take a few weeks off, or even a month or two, to recover after your shoulder injury, which is when it’s a good time to think about making a personal injury claim.
Who caused your accident?
It could be that you tripped on loose flooring at work and fell, dislocating your shoulder. Or perhaps you have dislocated your shoulder after slipping on an icy pavement in the town centre. In both cases, more could have been done to prevent your accident from happening, which means somebody else could be held responsible for your injury. You could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident to find out if you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
We’ve helped hundreds of people claim compensation for a dislocated shoulder injury, and you could be next – we don’t even charge any fees as our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis. Whether you have been off work for a few days, weeks or months, you could find you’re entitled to compensation for loss of earnings, so get in touch with us to find out more. You can call us on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to get advice from our experts.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Shoulder injury claim