If you have injured your shoulder in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
What are the common types of shoulder injury claim?
Shoulder injury claims usually occur in one of the following situations:
Extreme forces can pass through your body if you’re involved in a car crash. Your spine can be whipped forwards and backwards by the force of your head as the seatbelt restrains your upper body.
This can cause whiplash which can affect your neck, cervical spine and your shoulders. Various injuries can be caused to your shoulders as a result of whiplash, including nerve damage as well as strain or damage to the muscles and tendons.
If you think you may have suffered whiplash following a road traffic accident look out for stiffness in your shoulders and neck as well as a tingling down your arms and into your hands.
If you undertake manual lifting or handling in the workplace, this will invariably put a lot of pressure on your shoulders. If you’re required to lift heavy loads or if you are involved in repetitive lifting, this can lead to injury to your muscles and tendons in your shoulders.
Wherever you slip, trip or fall, one thing is likely to remain the same – your natural instinct will be to protect yourself using your arms. As you hit the floor, your shoulders will often take the full weight of your fall. This can lead to broken bones, tendon and muscle damage, as well as potential nerve damage.
If you’ve injured your shoulder in an accident which wasn’t your fault, you should contact a specialist legal team with experience in this area.
If they can prove your injury was the legal responsibility or fault of another party they can make a personal injury compensation claim on your behalf.
The compensation you may be able to receive includes the pain and suffering as a result of the injury itself, as well as the financial losses which have been caused as a direct result of your injury. These may include lost income, medical expenses, travel expenses etc.
The following is a guide to injury compensation levels for shoulder injuries:
Please note, the figures above are intended to serve as a guide only. To get a more accurate idea of how much you might be entitled to, you should contact a solicitor.
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