Have you sustained a rotator cuff injury? The shoulder is made up of four muscles, and an injury to any of them counts as a rotator cuff injury. You may have hurt your shoulder in a specific incident, or it may develop over time.
You can injure your shoulder during strenuous activity, but it’s also possible to damage it doing something innocuous, like rolling over in bed. If you have sustained a rotator cuff injury that was not your fault, then you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Rotator cuff injury compensation
In general, successful compensation claims are made when the injured party is not at fault for the accident. Accident Advice Helpline has many pages devoted to specific types of accident that you may find helpful and interesting.
If, for example, you’ve hurt yourself in a road traffic accident, please take a look at our page dealing specifically with those types of injuries.
Similarly, if you’ve damaged your shoulder whilst at work, you’ll be making a work injury claim, so have a read over our page on the subject, and also feel free to take a look at the case studies which explain a bit more about how it all works.
We also help our clients with accident compensation if they’ve been hurt playing sport. Our page on sporting injury claims will tell you more.
Nowadays, local authorities are responsible for ensuring that roads and pavements are maintained properly. If you have fallen in the street because of a crumbling kerb or uneven paving stone, for example, and injured your shoulder, we can help you get the injury compensation you deserve.
Claim for rotator cuff injury
First of all, you must see a medical professional as soon as possible, so that your rotator cuff injury symptoms can be assessed. Once this has happened, you can start getting better, and begin any treatment, physiotherapy, or rehab that you need.
Should your injury require you to take time off work, please don’t worry. Also don’t worry if the process of rehabilitation sounds expensive – if you succeed in your claim, all costs could be taken care of, leaving you to focus on getting better.
If anyone saw you get injured, or is able to provide details of why you were injured – a work colleague, for example – please try and get their details, as the account of an independent witness can help with your compensation claim.
There is no one better at handling personal injury claims than Accident Advice Helpline. Our team of specialist, in-house lawyers will know exactly how to handle your claim, and work on a 100% no-win,no-fee* basis, so you’ll always know that they’re acting in your best interests alone.
Meanwhile, our team of staff will happily take care of everything for you, making what could otherwise be a stressful experience as easy as possible.
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or use our 30-second compensation calculator to assess how much your compensation claim could be worth. You can also call from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 15th November 2011
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Machinery accident claims