When you have an accident and hurt your shoulder, you will probably have to go to your GP and get a shoulder injury diagnosis. Your injury may mean you can claim compensation, if it was caused by the actions of someone else.
Getting a shoulder injury diagnosis
Your doctor will try to locate the pain you are experiencing, ask whether the pain is gradual or sudden – and what affects the pain. Sometimes, certain activities can aggravate it – even normal, everyday things such as carrying out simple tasks at work, or taking exercise.
You will then be examined, during which your doctor will note the position of your shoulder and thoroughly check, by feeling your shoulders, whether pressing on certain parts of the shoulder causes pain.
Following your GP’s diagnosis, you may need to attend hospital for further checks or physiotherapy, and you will probably need painkillers – as well as rest, and possibly time off work. Your life will be affected by your shoulder injury.
How shoulder injury diagnosis can lead to a compensation claim
If your shoulder injury happened as a result of an accident that was someone else’s fault, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim. The severity of the injury and level of disruption to your life will determine the amount you are paid if you win your case.
Some people don’t think about claiming compensation for a shoulder injury, but the reality is, with costs for a home help and childcare, as well as taxi fares for trips to hospital, you will be left out of pocket – and all because of someone else’s actions. So why not claim?
How to claim through a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor
Just as you wouldn’t go to any old physio following your shoulder injury diagnosis, you certainly wouldn’t choose the first law firm you found to begin claiming compensation!
Accident Advice Helpline has a strong reputation in its field, having begun practising personal injury law in 2000. Through adhering to four fundamental principles – integrity, dependability, reliability and accountability – we have grown to become one of the largest law firms in the UK. We also have Esther Rantzen as our patron – so we are definitely the company to choose!
How to contact Accident Advice Helpline
Once you have your shoulder injury diagnosis, why not give us a call? Don’t leave it too late – you have just three years from the date of your injury to make your claim.
We can be reached on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Alternatively, you can text “claim365” to 88010. Our friendly, professional advisers are waiting to take your call and process your claim with a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor!
Date Published: 22nd March 2014
Author: David Brown