If you have dislocated your shoulder in an accident, you’ll need to go to A&E for an examination and x-ray. The x-ray will be carried out to check that you haven’t also fractured your shoulder. If it’s discovered that you have suffered a dislocated shoulder fracture then you may need to have further scans carried out to assess the full extent of the damage. It’s likely that you will be referred to an orthopaedic specialist, and it’s fairly common to need surgery to repair the damage to your shoulder.
Most shoulder fractures take around six weeks to heal and during this time you’ll need to keep your arm immobilised in a sling. A dislocated shoulder needs to be manipulated back into its socket and can take around 12 to 16 weeks to fully heal, sometimes longer if there are complications such as tears to the surrounding tissue, tendons and ligaments.
Are you eligible for compensation for a dislocated shoulder fracture?
If you need to take time off work after your accident, your earnings could be affected, even if your employer offers sick pay. Provided somebody else was responsible for your injuries, you could make a claim for compensation for a dislocated shoulder fracture with Accident Advice Helpline. But how do you know who is at fault for your accident? Ask yourself if more could have been done to prevent your accident from happening. For example if you slipped on a food or drink spillage in the aisle of a supermarket and fell, dislocating and fracturing your shoulder, the supermarket management could have cleaned this up to prevent your accident from happening.
If you were injured after tripping on damaged stairs at work and falling down a whole flight of stairs, your employer should have ensured that the stairs were safe. We can help you to claim the compensation you are entitled to, and we won’t charge any upfront fees; our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis.
How can I contact you?
The easiest way to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline is to call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile). Our advisors offer confidential advice, and we’ll be able to tell you if you have a viable claim. We have over 16 years’ experience in the industry, so you know you can trust us to handle your claim professionally.
Date Published: February 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen