Some of the most painful accidents involve a dislocation of the shoulder. This is when the arm bone pops out of its shoulder socket. It is common to have a dislocated shoulder after a heavy fall. If you make your dislocated shoulder injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline, we can provide specialist injury lawyers in Aughton to help you with the claim.
Injury lawyers in Aughton can help with claims for falls that were not your own fault. Some claims are made by people who have fallen in the street. They may have tripped over an object that should not have been there and are claiming compensation from the person who was at fault. Other cases arise from workplace accidents suffered by employees, where the employee is making a claim from their employer’s liability insurance policy.
Claims for dislocated shoulders
Wherever you suffered the fall that resulted in your dislocated shoulder, you can ask Accident Advice Helpline to help you make a claim for personal injury compensation. We have a team of personal injury lawyers who are very experienced in making claims.
You can claim for the injury itself and for the money that you are losing because you are injured. It can take 12 to 16 weeks for a dislocated shoulder to heal properly, and this is a lot of money to lose in wages. You may find that your family is struggling financially as a result. Accident Advice Helpline will help you to claim that money back for you.
Spotting a dislocated shoulder
The appearance of the shoulder will be very different. It will have a square appearance instead of a rounded appearance. There may also be a clear lump or bulge in the skin in front of the shoulder. This is the tip of the arm bone sticking out. You can also tell that something is very wrong by the way in which the injured person is reacting. They will not be able to move their arm at all and will be in a great deal of pain.
At the hospital
It is very important to seek medical attention straight away, so the injured person should be taken to the accident and emergency department immediately. They will carry out some tests here to establish whether there is any nerve damage. An X-ray is also carried out to make sure that none of the bones are broken.
The humerus (arm bone that runs from the shoulder to the elbow) can often be broken when someone dislocates their shoulder. This is particularly common in older patients because their bones are weaker. An ultrasound scan may be carried out in order to find out if the rotator cuff tendon is torn. This is the band of tissue that stretches over the top of the shoulder and helps to keep it in place. Again, a tendon tear is more common in older patients.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now.