Anybody who has dislocated their shoulder will know that it can take up to 16 weeks to heal, and that’s after you have had your arm popped back into its socket. If you have also torn tendons or suffered damage to ligaments and tissues in your arm, you may need to have dislocated shoulder keyhole surgery. As its name suggests, this is a relatively minor procedure which takes place in hospital, and you will normally be allowed to go home later the same day or the next day.
Most people heal well from dislocated shoulder keyhole surgery, and it can actually reduce your risk of suffering from a repeat dislocation in the future. Whilst you’re recovering from your injuries, you might want to think about who caused your accident. If you suffered injuries after a slip or trip, it could be that more could have been done to prevent your accident from happening.
Have you recovered well after dislocated shoulder keyhole surgery?
Most people recover well after surgery, but if you experience ongoing pain or other complications then you may need to seek medical attention. This could mean taking more time off work than you had planned, and you could make a personal injury claim to receive compensation for your lost wages, if somebody else is responsible for your accident. In most cases, a slip, trip or fall is caused by external events. For example, slipping on spilled food in a supermarket aisle, tripping on a damaged stair or falling off a faulty ladder at work.
In all these examples, somebody else could be held liable for your injuries and you could make a personal injury claim for compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses. Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience helping people claim compensation, so you can trust us to get you what you deserve, however your accident happened and however serious your shoulder injuries.
Get in touch within three years
The only thing we ask when you contact us to make a personal injury claim is that you get in touch with us within three years of your accident, as this is the time limit in place to make a claim of any kind. The best way to contact us is to call Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about the claims process and see if you are eligible to make a claim after your accident.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen