Shoulder injury claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your shoulder injury claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 0500.
Do you have a shoulder injury?
Shoulder injuries have a wide variety of causes. You might trip or fall in a public place, dislocate your shoulder playing sport, or suffer a jolt in a road traffic accident or collision. Shoulder injuries are especially common in jobs that feature repeated or heavy lifting. If you injure your shoulder through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
When you’ve been involved in an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for this help, or chase around trying to find the right specialist.
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle. But compensation can really help to ease the stress by compensating you for pain and suffering, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. If you suffer a debilitating serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, your car and your way of life.
We make it as simple as possible to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly and get you the compensation you are due.
Get the right treatment
It’s important to seek medical attention and a proper diagnosis as soon as possible after your accident occurs. This will help you to recover more quickly – and will give you evidence to make a claim for compensation.
The symptoms of a shoulder injury will vary depending on the type and severity of injury you suffer. For example, a dislocated shoulder will look square rather than round, and cause difficulty in moving your arm. Other shoulder injuries might include cuts, whiplash, sprains or strains; for example, if you are wrenched against your seat belt in a car accident.
Some people recover from a shoulder injury in a matter of weeks. More serious injuries may require a longer course of treatment. A dislocated shoulder is likely to need physiotherapy to regain full mobility.
Can I claim for a shoulder injury?
You may have injured your shoulder at your workplace. Heavy lifting, dangerous machinery, repeated arm movements and falling objects can all cause accidents. Your employer has a responsibility to protect you from avoidable accidents. If something happens, it’s possible your employer may not have followed regulations properly and put you at risk.
Perhaps you have suffered a shoulder injury in a road accident, whether as a pedestrian, cyclist, passenger or driver. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you could be eligible to make a claim.
If you are not sure who was at fault for your accident, call us on 0800 689 0500 to talk it through with one of our legally trained advisors.
Why claim for a shoulder injury?
Treating a shoulder injury may be a lengthy process. It can cost time and money to put things right. You might also need to depend on someone else to help you. If you have to take time off work after your accident, you may be able to claim compensation for loss of earnings. This could help you and your family to cope financially.
Some people feel it’s not worth the hassle to make a claim for compensation. But if someone else was liable, and you sustain an injury as a result, you are fully entitled to make a claim.
A personal injury claim focuses not on the severity of an injury, but on negligence. Was someone else responsible for what happened? If you can prove this and back it up with medical evidence, you may be able to claim for compensation. You may be surprised at how little you need to do.
A shoulder injury that causes ongoing pain can affect all aspects of your life. Even a mild shoulder injury can affect your ability to do day-to-day activities, or carry out your job properly.
How do you start a claim?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can make a claim for compensation. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 689 0500. We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action.
Generally, you’ll need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Did you suffer injury?
- Did someone else cause the accident?
- Did the accident happen within the last three years?
We can give advice, put you in touch with experts who can help, and guide you through the steps of starting a claim. We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis. Whatever the outcome, our policy means you won’t be out of pocket.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As part of the UK’s largest personal injury specialist law firm, we work for thousands of people who’ve been injured in accidents. We help them claim compensation successfully, and get the right support to recover.
When people suffer very serious injuries, we support them by enabling them to get the compensation and rehabilitation they need for their future.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one simple phone call to 0800 689 0500, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance. Our friendly, legally trained advisors are here to help, and will guide you through the next steps.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
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