Shoulder Injury Claims

Making a successful shoulder injury compensation claim requires you to get expert legal advice from a personal injury solicitor.

Making A Shoulder Injury Claim

The first thing you should do before making a shoulder injury compensation claim is to contact Blackwater Law and speak to one of our personal injury lawyers.

Blackwater Law is recognised as one of the leading personal injury solicitors in the industry by the Legal 500, an independent ranking directory of the UK’s top law firms. The Legal 500 team individually review the performance of every law firm within their directory, focusing on the quality of the legal services provided and the skills and expertise of the members of the team (including partners and associates).

Your Blackwater Law personal injury solicitor will help you through each stage of the legal process and will keep you up-to-date on the progress of your shoulder injury compensation claim throughout. In acting for you in making your claim, we will aim to build the strongest possible case on your behalf to secure the maximum shoulder injury compensation amount.

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Shoulder Injury Compensation Amounts

Shoulder injuries can range in their complexity and therefore, the amount of compensation a person could be entitled to. A mild shoulder injury like a soft tissue injury for example could be valued at up to £12,240. A severe shoulder injury leading to significant disability or restricted function could be entitled to claim between £19,200 – £48,030.

Use the below shoulder injury compensation calculator to estimate the amount of compensation you may be entitled to. The level of compensation you receive will be linked to the severity of the injuries you have sustained and their long-term impact on your health and welfare. Also taken into consideration will be any financial losses arising as a result of your injury, such as time off work. In the worst cases, returning to work may not be a viable option and therefore future loss of earnings may be worked into the shoulder injury compensation claim.

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What Type of Shoulder Injury Can I Claim Compensation For?

Shoulder injuries can happen in a number of different ways, and identifying what type of injury you have sustained and how it has affected your ability to perform daily activities or earn a living will be fundamental to the success of your shoulder injury compensation claim, as your financial settlement will depend largely on how much long-term pain and/or the disability you suffer as a result of your shoulder injury. Usually, shoulder injuries can be effectively treated with rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE). Other treatments include medicine to reduce pain and swelling, exercise and finally surgery if other treatments don’t work.

Bursitis Compensation

Bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs that form under the skin, usually over the joints, including the shoulder. Bursae act as cushions between the bones and overlying soft tissues and tendons, helping to reduce friction between the gliding muscles and the bone. Sometimes, excessive use of the shoulder leads to inflammation and swelling of the bursa between the rotator cuff and part of the shoulder blade known as the acromion. The result is a condition known as subacromial bursitis, which can make many daily activities such as combing your hair or getting dressed very difficult. Contact us today to find out whether you can make a bursitis compensation claim.

Tendonitis Compensation

A tendon is a cord that connects muscle to bone. In most cases of tendonitis, the result is a wearing down of the tendon that occurs slowly over time, much like the wearing process on the sole of a shoe that eventually splits from overuse. Generally, there are two types of tendonitis:

•Acute. Excessive ball throwing or other overhead activities during work or sport can lead to acute tendinitis; and

•Chronic. Degenerative diseases like arthritis or repetitive wear and tear due to age, can lead to chronic tendinitis.

The most commonly affected tendons in the shoulder are the four rotator cuff tendons and one of the biceps tendons. The rotator cuff is made up of four small muscles and their tendons that cover the head of your upper arm bone and keep it in the shoulder socket. Your rotator cuff helps provide shoulder motion and stability. Contact us today to find out whether you can make a tendonitis compensation claim.

Rotator Cuff Compensation

The rotator cuff is a group of tendons that attach the muscles in your upper shoulder to your bones. This is easier explained to be where your shoulder joins your upper arm and contains muscles, tendons and ligaments that work in unison to allow you to move your shoulder. One of the most common injuries that occur to this part of the shoulder is tearing the tendons – a rotator cuff tear. This can often happen over time, or immediately from a single traumatic event, often leaving the victim of the injury with less movement than previously before the injury, and a significantly weaker shoulder. Contact us today to find out whether you can make a rotator cuff compensation claim.

Dislocated Shoulder Compensation

A dislocated shoulder usually happens after a heavy fall onto the arm. It takes between 12 and 16 weeks to heal after the shoulder has been put back into place.

Dislocating your shoulder means the ball joint of your upper arm has popped out of the shoulder socket. The surrounding tissues may also have become overstretched or torn as a result of the dislocation.

The shoulder is one of the easiest joints to dislocate because the ball joint sits in a very shallow socket. This makes the arm extremely mobile and able to move in many directions but also means that it is not very stable.

Most people dislocate their shoulder during a contact sport such as rugby, or in a sports-related accident. In older people, the cause is often falling onto outstretched hands, for example after slipping on ice.

Shoulder dislocations can occur more easily in people who are highly flexible, such as those with joint hypermobility (loose joints).

If you think you may be entitled to dislocated shoulder compensation, please contact us today.

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Call today and speak with a member of our team. Find out if you can claim compensation.

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Why choose Blackwater Law

Our team of highly experienced personal injury solicitors understand that a shoulder injury of any sort can prevent you from carrying out day-to-day activities and providing financially for you and your family. The shoulder is one of the most sophisticated and complex joints in the body, and because it is such a unique joint it is also prone to particular problems. The shoulder has the greatest range of movement of any joint in the body and consists of four joints and five linked bone groups. If one of those joints or bones is injured, it can have a detrimental effect on the range of movement in the shoulder.

Blackwater Law has established a reputation as one of the top firms of personal injury solicitors in the South East. We have gained extensive experience in handling compensation claims for a number of different shoulder injuries, including dislocated shoulders, tendonitis, fractured clavicles and frozen shoulders.

Blackwater Law client testimonial

From start to finish, excellent communications. Exceeded all expectations. Would recommend to anyone seeking representation. Thank you for all your help and support.

Mr Dicken, Blackwater Law Client

 

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