Shoulder injuries can be very painful. They can affect the way you use your arm and hand, too, so it’s not just a question of coping with the pain until it heals. Injuries can range from dislocation to sprains and strains. Sometimes the rotator cuff that allows you to move your arm fully will tear, and this can incur more pain and involve a lengthy recovery.
Injuries can happen in a multitude of ways, of course, regardless of the situation in which they occur. This is just as true of the workplace as it is of any other location where an injury could potentially be suffered.
Essential steps to take
A shoulder injury at work can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. For example, you may be affected by pain and discomfort but still be able to move it. Unless there is some external evidence of damage, it is always best to seek out proper medical advice for your injuries. Your accident or injury should also be immediately reported to your employer. They should ensure it is logged in the accident book, so there is clear evidence it took place.
Following this, you may well need to seek medical attention. It is quite easy to assume you have only suffered from bruising when in fact you may have suffered a more serious injury. X-rays and other diagnostic tools may be required in order to determine exactly what kind of injury you have.
Are you entitled to any financial recompense for the accident?
It depends on what happened and how it came to happen in the first place. This is why it is always wise to consult a professional who has experience of making such claims concerning a shoulder injury at work. By calling Accident Advice Helpline, you can find out more about how to make a claim if you are indeed in a strong position to do so. If you are, our team could help connect you with a professional injury compensation lawyer.
So call us now on 0800 689 0500. By doing so you will get access to no-obligation advice. This will help determine whether you could make a successful claim. If so, our team can guide you through what happens next, and hopefully conclude a successful compensation claim on your behalf. Call us today or take the 30-second online test now.
Date Published: March 5, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead