Whether you fancy yourself as a pro golfer or just prefer a round of crazy golf, everybody knows that golf is a great way to keep fit, as well as a fairly relaxing sport. But all that swinging a club around can be strenuous for your shoulders. Did you know that the shoulder is one of the most commonly dislocated joints in the body? Our arms are so mobile because they sit fairly shallowly in our shoulder sockets, allowing us that range of motion that lets us swing a golf club or tennis racket. If you’ve suffered a dislocated shoulder playing golf, you’ll know about it.
Not only will there be pain, but you will also be unable to move your arm and your shoulder may look square instead of round – you may even be able to see the arm bone bulging under the skin at the front of your shoulder. It might be that your accident was just that, an accident, but equally it could be that somebody else was to blame.
How you could dislocate a shoulder playing golf
Faulty equipment, uneven ground on the golf course (such as an unexpected hole), other golfers’ negligent behaviour – there are any number of different things that could cause a dislocated shoulder playing golf. If you have hired equipment at a golf club and it has left you injured, then you may be able to claim compensation from the club by hiring a personal injury lawyer. If another golfer has been negligent – for example if they have walked close to you whilst you were swinging your club and you have twisted awkwardly and dislocated your shoulder, you may find you’re eligible to make a 100% no-win, no-fee* claim with Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 16 years’ experience helping members of the public claim compensation, and a dislocated shoulder is one of the more common injuries we have handled claims for.
Are you eligible to make a claim?
There’s only one way to see if you are eligible to make a personal injury claim after your golfing accident and that is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile). Our advisors are on hand offering no-obligation advice in confidence, so you can get answers to any questions you have about the claims process before deciding if you would like to proceed with a claim.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Shoulder injury claim