Rotator cuff injuries are a type of shoulder injury. The rotator cuff is actually a group of four muscles and tendons that keep the shoulder joint stable and help with shoulder joint movements.
Symptoms of rotator cuff injuries
This type of injury often give the following symptoms:
- Pain in the shoulder, especially when you try to raise or lower your arm
- Having difficulty putting your arm behind your back
- Pain when you try and sleep on the affected side
- A feeling of weakness when the arm is lifted or rotated
- A clicking or snapping sound when you move your shoulder
After a fall these symptoms are likely to be severe and come on suddenly
The causes of rotator cuff injuries
Some people have suffered rotator cuff injuries after:
- Lifting or pulling a heavy object with a jerking motion
- A fall – they have put their arms out in front of them
- Repeating the same shoulder movements over and over again e.g. painting, decorating, window cleaning
Some of these causes may be described as accidents or incidents that were not the injured person’s fault. If you think that you have suffered a rotator cuff injury that was not your fault then you may be able to claim compensation. You can get more advice by calling the friendly, professional advisors at Accident Advice Helpline. We are a compensation provider that is endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen. We will listen carefully to the details of how the injury was caused and then enter them into a unique 30-second test. This calculates whether you have grounds to make a claim, and gives you an estimate of how much you could be due.
The cost of rotator cuff injuries
Rotator cuff injuries can be treated in three ways depending on the severity. The first is rest and gentle movement. The second is physiotherapy and the third is surgery. Whichever treatment is prescribed for your particular case, it is likely that it will disrupt your normal daily life. This means that you may end up losing money as well as suffering pain and discomfort from the injury.
No matter what injuries you want to make a claims for, you should get in touch with us today. We will work on a no-win, no-fee* basis so you will not pay any expensive legal fees up front. You can claim for your injury and for the money that you have lost because of you injury although you will not find out exactly how much compensation you have been awarded until the end of your claim.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline for help with a personal injury claim on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.