If you have been injured in an accident in Stockton-on-Tees, then we want to help you. Our in-house solicitors take on accident compensation claims for people seeking cash compensation after they have suffered injuries due to accidents which were not their own fault.
Have you been injured in an accident in Stockton-on-Tees?
The no-win, no-fee* in Stockton-on-Tees team can deal with all sorts of injury claims. Due to being in the business for over a decade, they have vast experience and can advise and help you with any type of injury. For example, if you have suffered a shoulder injury as the result of a sporting incident, they can help you.
If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder after being injured in an accident in Stockton-on-Tees, ask yourself these questions:
- Is your shoulder stiff? Can you rotate your arm in all the normal positions?
- Does it feel like your shoulder could pop or slide out of its socket?
- Do you lack the strength in your shoulder to carry out your daily activities?
Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments and tendons, rather than the bones. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems. In athletes, shoulder problems can develop slowly through repetitive, intensive training routines.
Some people will have a tendency to ignore the pain and “play through” a shoulder injury, which only aggravates the condition and may possibly cause more problems. People may also underestimate the extent of their injury, because steady pain, weakness in the arm or limitation of joint motion will become almost second nature to them.
Orthopaedic surgeons group shoulder problems into the following categories:
- Instability: Sometimes, one of the shoulder joints moves or is forced out of its normal position. This condition is called instability, and can result in a dislocation of one of the joints in the shoulder. Individuals suffering from an instability problem will experience pain when raising their arm. They also may feel as if their shoulder is slipping out of place.
- Impingement: Impingement is caused by excessive rubbing of the shoulder muscles against the top part of the shoulder blade, called the acromion. Impingement problems can occur during activities that require excessive overhead arm motion. Medical care should be sought immediately for inflammation in the shoulder, because it could eventually lead to a more serious injury.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you contact the team at Accident Advice Helpline to find out what the next steps are. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone now to get in touch. We can help when you have been injured in an accident in Stockton-on-Tees.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown