The Ashburton team at Accident Advice Helpline get calls from claimants at all stages of their recovery from accidents that were not their own fault.
Some clients call Accident Advice Helpline immediately after the accident on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and some even call from the Accident and Emergency Department. Others call a little later. This is often when they are in the recovery stages after the injury. It may have just dawned on them that they are going to take some time to recover and that the recovery period is going to cost them money. This is when a call to the friendly, professional advisors at Accident Advice Helpline provides reassurance. Clients can get some crucial early advice on how to make an accident case and how to get it started. We can help when you need an accident solicitor in Ashburton.
Once a case is underway
Once the case is underway then, Accident Advice Helpline accident solicitor in Ashburton will deal with a large portion of the paperwork for you. They will also deal with all the legal technicalities of the case so that you can concentrate on your recovery. One injury that can take a considerable time to heal is a dislocated shoulder. These can arise as sporting injuries, as workplace injuries or as a fall in the street or another public place. If the accident was in Ashburton and was not your fault then you may be able to start an accident solicitor in Ashburton case.
Accident solicitor in Ashburton cases – recovering from a dislocated shoulder
At the start of your accident, your shoulder was probably put back into position at the hospital during a process called reduction. Immediately after reduction you will need to rest your arm in a sling for a few weeks.
During and after this initial recovery period it is likely that you will attend physiotherapy sessions. You can speak to your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer about claiming for your travel and car parking expenses that are associated with the physiotherapy appointments as part of your accident case. The physiotherapy appointments are very important for your recovery. You will be taught some gentle exercises which involve your arm and your shoulder. The aim of these exercises is to reduce stiffness and help with the pain. They will also help to build up the muscles supporting the shoulder.
The period immediately following a shoulder dislocation can be extremely painful and it is likely that you will need pain relief. If you are not able to control the pain with over-the-counter medication then go and see your GP.
Date Published: 21st July 2013
Author: Sharon Parry