Manchester is both a city and a metropolitan borough. It sits within Greater Manchester, and was founded in the 1st century. The city is said to have a population of over 540,000 people. It is the fifth most-populated district in the UK, so it is hardly a surprise to find the occasional accident might befall residents in the area. While most of those who have accidents there will be fine, and will be left with nothing more than a story to tell, some might potentially end up with shoulder injuries in Manchester that require medical attention.
Few of us think about our shoulders and how they work… unless and until something happens to cause us to injure one of them. Suddenly, it may become very painful to move your arm if this happens to you. You move your arm in all directions thanks to your shoulder, which is a ball-and-socket joint. So, if something happens to it, you’ll soon find there are lots of things you can no longer do without feeling a lot of pain. Hence why it is always very important to get any suspected injury seen to if you have been in an accident where such injuries have happened. This can rule out serious injuries and provide a guide to recovery.
How might shoulder injuries in Manchester occur?
These injuries could possibly happen in various ways. For example, a dislocated shoulder could happen in a car accident, if your shoulder popped out of place in a high-impact collision against the seat belt. It might also occur if you suffered a fall whereby you couldn’t put your hands out to stop you from landing on your shoulder.
Other shoulder injuries might include bruising and external injuries such as cuts, or a broken shoulder blade. You might also damage tendons and ligaments in the shoulder in some scenarios. Indeed, this can potentially occur if you dislocate your shoulder, as this can stretch and loosen those soft tissues. If a dislocation is suspected, it is best not to move your shoulder but to leave it for a trained medical professional to put back into place. This will limit the chance of any further damage occurring.
Do you want to know if you could possibly claim compensation?
It isn’t always easy to tell if you could make a claim for compensation relating to shoulder injuries in Manchester, or indeed elsewhere in the UK if your accident happened in another location. That’s why it is always better to find out as much as you can from a trained advisor – and you can speak to one of these today at Accident Advice Helpline.
Simply call us on 0800 689 0500, or ring 0333 500 0993 if you’d rather use your mobile, to find out more about your own situation. Whatever type of shoulder injury you’ve got, you might be able to claim if you do so within three years of sustaining that injury. We’ll give you more advice when you ring.