How many dislocated shoulder causes can you think of? This is a common injury – in fact, it is the most common joint in the entire body to be dislocated. This is because it is so mobile, which means it is more prone to pop out of the socket if the arm is moved in such a way to make this possible.
Thankfully, few people will ever suffer this injury, and fewer still will experience it at work. However, there are some situations in which a person could dislocate their shoulder, and some may potentially occur at work. For example, a fall – whether it is from height or at ground level – can lead to this injury. It might also happen to someone who suffers a heavy blow to the shoulder.
Health and safety
Every workplace must apply health and safety rules. These are designed to keep employees safe from harm, and they have vastly reduced the number of injuries and deaths that have occurred over the years. The overwhelming majority of employers exceed the health and safety requirements asked of them. That’s good news, but if someone was negligent, it may potentially mean their workers would be at greater risk of injury.
Preventing falls by teaching proper ladder safety and reducing the need to work at height is a good idea. Falls can also be prevented by ensuring trip hazards are removed or highlighted where the former action is not possible. No one wants to suffer a dislocated shoulder, and thankfully few people do in the workplace.
Are you aware of possible dislocated shoulder causes?
There are several key dislocated shoulder causes, as we have already seen. Perhaps you are reading through this article because you too were injured at work and had to have your own shoulder joint put back in place.
If so, perhaps you’d like to consider whether a compensation claim could be a possibility. The only way to find out for sure is by calling 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to reach the experienced team at Accident Advice Helpline. We have also set up a speedy online test if you would prefer to get some immediate answers. We can then call you for a chat if you would like to find out more information about your own situation and the chances of making a successful compensation claim now.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen