If you have dislocated your shoulder in an accident then you will know how painful it can be. Swelling, pain from tendon and ligament tears and dislocated shoulder muscle spasms can all leave you unable to work, participate in physical activities or even drive. Lifting heavy objects is a definite no and you shouldn’t play sports that involve shoulder movements for up to 13 weeks. If your accident was caused by somebody else, there’s a chance you could claim personal injury compensation that could see you compensated for your injuries, as well as for any financial losses you have suffered as a result of dislocating your shoulder. For those who have taken time off work to recover, this could be a lifeline.
Have dislocated shoulder muscle spasms prevented you from working?
If you work in a physical role, for example if you’re a joiner, or if you drive for a living as a bus driver, taxi driver or courier, then dislocated shoulder muscle spasms could make it impossible for you to do your job safely. Even if you work in a sedentary role such as in an office, these spasms can be incredibly painful and debilitating, and you may not feel comfortable sitting or standing for long periods of time or carrying out repetitive tasks such as filing or typing. The good news is that you could claim personal injury compensation for your loss of earnings. So if you have taken three months off work after dislocating your shoulder, you could be entitled to receive compensation which can help you out financially until you’re ready to return to your job.
How much compensation can I get for a dislocated shoulder?
The amount of compensation you can get varies and takes into account factors such as how severely your shoulder is injured, how much time (if any) you have taken off work, how your finances have been affected and what your prognosis is. If you are suffering from muscle spasms and ongoing pain months after your accident, then you could be entitled to claim a substantial personal injury settlement.
You can take the 30-second test on our website to get an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to, then get in touch with us by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today. Our expert advisors offer advice on a no-obligation basis, so you have nothing to lose by calling us.
Date Published: February 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen