How long has it been since you dislocated your shoulder? A few weeks? A month or two? A couple of years? Suffering from ongoing dislocated shoulder problems can prevent you from living your life to the full and even stop you from going to work to earn a living. Whilst most people heal from a dislocation within 16 weeks, ongoing pain and other symptoms could pose a problem that affects your quality of life. If somebody else was responsible for your accident then you don’t have to suffer in silence; Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim the compensation you deserve, and we provide a 100% no-win, no-fee service. If dislocated shoulder problems are ruining your life, we can help you to get back on track.
How common are dislocated shoulder problems?
It’s not uncommon to need minor surgery to repair tears to tissue, tendons and ligaments after dislocating your shoulder. For some people, shoulder injuries can cause ongoing pain, restrict movement in the arm and shoulder or even lead to numbness and tingling in the arm and hand. If you work in a physical role or spend a lot of your time driving, this can have a serious impact on your life. It may be that you suffered your dislocated shoulder after an accident at work.
Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common types of workplace accidents resulting in dislocations, but ask yourself if your accident could have been avoided. Tripping over damaged floor tiles in a warehouse or slipping on spillages on a factory floor are avoidable accidents, which means your employer could be held liable for your accident and ordered to pay you compensation for your injuries.
How do I know if my shoulder is healing properly?
It’s important to keep your shoulder mobile and your doctor or physiotherapist will normally give you a range of shoulder exercises to carry out. You’ll probably also need to attend for follow-up appointments, to ensure your shoulder is healing as it should. Make sure you mention any ongoing pain, swelling or numbness to your doctor so that they can properly assess how you are doing. In the meantime, you could consider getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, to find out if you could make a personal injury claim. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to see if you are eligible.
Date Published: February 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen