Had a Rotator Cuff injury in an accident?
Have you had an accident over the past three years that was not your fault? Did you suffer a shoulder injury in the accident? A Rotator Cuff injury is a common cause of shoulder pain. Injury to the Rotator Cuff will often begin as inflammation which is more commonly called Rotator Cuff tendonitis. If the cause of your Rotator Cuff injury is not addressed, a partial or complete Rotator Cuff tear can develop which are usually best treated through surgery although physiotherapy can often suffice for treating Rotator Cuff tendonitis.
You may have a rotator cuff injury
- If you have shoulder pain that increases during overhead activities, for example when you’re playing sport, painting a ceiling, stretching upwards
- Or you have shoulder weakness and cannot move your shoulder fully
- Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries frequently occur due to trauma as a result of accidents.
Need claims advice for rotator cuff injury?
Have you had medical treatment for your rotator cuff injury? Were you sent to hospital, or seen by your GP? Did you have surgery or physiotherapy? Do you have on-going pain or discomfort as a result of your rotator cuff injury? If you can answer yes to any of these questions you need to read on.
You may be in need of surgery. Surgery will undoubtedly be recommended if the injury is severe and it is always best to do this as otherwise you run the risk of having additional damage.
If you do have to have surgery you should be aware that you will need to take some time off from work, so you should clear that with your employer. The amount of times varies by individual but you should expect to be out of action for a few weeks.
There are a few risks associated with this rotator cuff injury surgery as there are with any surgeries. You may have a reaction to the anaesthetic or there can sometimes be permanent damage caused to the nerves. These are all very minor risks and you should talk to the surgeon before the operation if you have any concerns.
Accident Advice Helpline will offer claims advice for a rotator cuff injury
One phone call and we can take the strain. Most claims for a rotator cuff injury, as the result of an accident in the UK can be processed by telephone and in most cases you will not need to attend court. We do all the work for you. You can simply call us free on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 right now! There is absolutely no obligation to go ahead and our lines are open 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
Date Published: 13th March 2013