If you have dislocated your shoulder after a slip, trip or fall then you’ll know how painful an injury it can be. You’ll also be aware that it can take up to 16 weeks to fully recover after this type of injury, and dislocated shoulder rehab can be a lengthy process. Although most treatment will be covered on the NHS, what happens if you have to pay for private physiotherapy or other treatment for a dislocated shoulder?
Well, if your accident was caused by somebody else then you could make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. When we work out your settlement, we will take into account things like the cost of any medical treatment or prescription medication you have required as a result of your injuries, as well as any loss of earnings you have suffered after your accident.
What dislocated shoulder rehab is needed?
Generally speaking, dislocated shoulder rehab consists of rest and exercises to strengthen your shoulder. However your rehab period could be longer if you have had to undergo surgery for torn tissues surrounding your shoulder blade. If you have needed months of physio or have had to undergo other forms of treatment for your injury, this is something you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for.
There is a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, so if you think somebody else may be liable for your accident and injuries, it’s best to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after your accident. It might be that your employer is at fault if you tripped over boxes left lying around at work or fell down a flight of stairs when the hand rail was broken – and they could be ordered to pay you personal injury compensation.
How much compensation could you get for a dislocated shoulder?
It’s hard to answer this question without thinking about a few factors relating to your accident. For example if you have needed months of private physiotherapy and have taken time off work after your accident, you could be entitled to more compensation than somebody who was back at work within a couple of weeks, as you will have suffered more financial losses.
The best way to find out right now how much you could claim is to take the 30-second test on our own website for an idea of what you’re entitled to if your claim is successful. Of course you’ll also want to find out if you are actually eligible to make a claim, so call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to get advice from our team of experts.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen