Although a dislocated shoulder is a fairly common injury, that’s not to say that it is not very painful and debilitating. In fact, pain from a dislocated shoulder could see you out of action for up to 16 weeks whilst you heal and recover from your injuries. Dislocated shoulder pain can mean surgery is required if you have torn the tissues surrounding your shoulder blade, and it can take time to heal from this. Whilst you are off work recovering after your accident, it’s a good time to think about who (if anyone) was to blame for what happened. If somebody else’s negligence caused your accident then you could be entitled to claim compensation not only for your injuries but also for your financial losses.
How has dislocated shoulder pain affected your life?
Dislocated shoulder pain can make it difficult to go to work, affecting your family’s finances. You won’t be able to play sports or take part in many of your usual leisure activities, and it can even be difficult to carry out everyday tasks like cooking or cleaning the house. For the next few months your focus will be on recovering from your injuries and most people need physiotherapy to regain full mobility in their arm and shoulder – carrying out exercises to strengthen the shoulder is important.
A dislocated shoulder may not be a life-changing injury in the long-term, but in the short term it can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life. This means you could be eligible to claim compensation for financial losses as well as your pain and suffering – for example loss of earnings after taking time off work.
Why should you claim compensation after your accident?
If somebody else caused your accident, you’re entitled to make a 100% no-win, no-fee personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline. Whether your shoulder dislocation requires surgery or your finances have been affected by taking a few weeks off work, you really should claim the compensation you deserve.
We have helped hundreds of people just like you to successfully claim after suffering a shoulder injury, and you could find out right now how much compensation you could get by taking the 30-second test on our website. Then give us a call on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen