Shoulder Injury Claims & Shoulder Surgery Negligence Compensation

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Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder has the most movement of any joint, and comprises many smaller joints and bones, however being such an exceptional joint means it is also disposed to many problems. Therefore if there is a shoulder injury, it may have a damaging influence on a range of movement within the shoulder and the body.

Hence why you should choose a specialist personal injury solicitor who is experienced in dealing with injury compensation claims. One that will build the strongest possible case for you on your behalf and secure the maximum level of compensation for you or a loved one.

What are the common causes of shoulder injuries?

The most common causes of shoulder injury can include:

  • Uncomfortable furniture
  • Strains
  • Slips, Trips and falls causing injury to back and shoulders
  • Road Traffic Accidents- e.g. Whiplash
  • Lifting and carrying heavy objects
  • Sports injuries- e.g. Tennis, Football. Rugby, Cricket, Boxing.

What are the common Causes of shoulder injuries at Work?

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    Shoulder Injuries at work can result from many things, including:

    • Uncomfortable office furniture
    • Strains
    • Lifting and carrying heavy objects
    • Sports injuries- e.g. Tennis, Football. Rugby, Cricket, Boxing.
    • Assaults
    • Building site accidents
    • Crane accidents
    • Dangerous practice and procedures
    • Injury on dangerous premises
    • Falling objects

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    Knowing the form of shoulder injury you have sustained and in what way it has affected your ability to perform your daily activities or to earn a living can be significant to the accomplishment of your shoulder injury compensation claim.

    Physiology of Shoulder Injury

    Instability: This is when one of the joints in the shoulder moves or is forced out of its usual position.This can result in a dislocation of one of the joints in the shoulder.

    Labral tear: An accident/ overuse of the shoulder can cause a tear in the labrum, which is the cuff of cartilage that covers the head of the Humerus.

    Frozen shoulder: Inflammation develops in the shoulder that causes pain and stiffness, movement in the shoulder can get limited as frozen shoulder progresses.

    Impingement: Impingement is triggered by too much rubbing of the shoulder muscles against the top part of the shoulder blade.

    Osteoarthritis: A form of common arthritis that occurs with aging- “wear and tear”.

    Bursitis: Bursae is a form of protection which is amongst the bones and overlying soft tissues and tendons, assisting to decrease friction between the muscles and bone. Too much use of the shoulder can lead to inflammation or swelling of the bursa, which is amongst the rotator cuff and the top of the shoulder blade.

    Tendonitis: The tendon is a cord which attaches the muscle to the bone, Tendonitis is the effect of the wearing down of the tendon that happens gradually over time.

    Rotator Cuff Tear: The rotator cuff is a collection of muscles which are attached by the tendons that surround the shoulder, allowing it support and a range of motion. A rotator cuff tear may be a result of overuse or a sudden injury.

    Rheumatoid arthritis: Where the immune system attacks the joints, which in effect causes inflammation and pain.

    Dislocated Shoulder: When the ball joint of the arm has come out of the socket of the shoulder. The tissues around can also become overstretched or torn due to the dislocation.

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    The Effects of a Shoulder Injury

    An injury to the shoulder can cause discomfort to the sufferer and disruption to their daily life, which can leave them in constant or recurring pain, unable to carry out simple activities or suffer from weaknesses in the joints.

    Those who have suffered a shoulder injury through an accident caused by another person’s negligence could be entitled to compensation. A claim can be made to cover medical costs, loss of earnings and rehabilitation, as well as for the pain and suffering of the injury.

    How much you could claim for your Shoulder Injury?

    A claim for shoulder injury is calculated based on the pain and anguish the injury has caused. The crucial aim of the compensation being to put you back in the position you would have been in, if it wasn’t your injury. Compensation takes into account many factors:

    • Physiotherapy and medical expenses
    • Loss of earnings
    • Transportation requirements
    • Care and assistance needed

    This suggests that your final compensation amount could be much more than the average figures suggested on the compensation calculator.

    Shoulder Injury Compensation Amounts

    Compensation awarded is based on the severity of the injury and recovery time:

    Serious shoulder injury:

    £15,000 to £38,000

    Very significant shoulder injury:


    Moderate shoulder injury:

    £7.500 to £10,000

    Fractured clavicle:

    4,000 to £10,000

    Minor shoulder injury which recover over a period of weeks/ months:

    £1,500 to £6,000

    *Every attempt has been made to make all information provided as accurate as possible. The Grieves Solicitors injury claims calculator is intended as a guide only.

    How to make a Shoulder Injury Claim with Grieves Solicitors

    Before starting your shoulder injury claim, you can contact Grieves Solicitors and speak to one of our personal injury specialists. Any concerns or queries you may have will be discussed thoroughly at your convenience and we can guarantee a professional, personal and confidential service.

    We will help guide you through the step by step process and the strength of your shoulder injury compensation claim as well as offer you advice on the most appropriate course of action for you to take ensuring you the best possible outcome.

    What types of compensation are you entitled to?

    There are 2 main types of compensation you can claim for in a claim:

    • Pain and suffering of the injury (General damages).
    • Financial losses and expenses (Special damages).

    The amount of compensation you receive may be more as special damages have yet still to be considered, thus it is important for you to contact us for a full consultation and what you could expect to receive.

    Why you should choose Grieves Solicitors:

    We will guide you through every stage of the legal procedure and will keep you informed on the progress of your claim throughout. Along with shoulder injury compensation claims, Grieves Solicitors also handle personal injury compensation claims for injuries to other areas of the body.

    Grieves Solicitors are dedicated in dealing with personal injury claims and have built up 19 years of specialist experience. Over 98% of our clients have rated our service as excellent or good, as well as 98% whom stated they would use us again or would recommend us to family or friends.

    Helen Grieves the Principal of Grieves Solicitors has had over 30 Years of experience and knowledge in Injury to the shoulder cases, Helen specialises in obtaining justice and compensation for victims who have suffered Injuries to the shoulders allowing them to re-build their lives and have access to the necessary funds to help them take the next step.

    How to contact us

    If you, a family member or friend, have suffered a shoulder injury and require legal advice, get in touch with one of our personal injury solicitors today. We appreciate that making a claim can seem intimidating at first so if you have any queries or concerns, You can call us for free on 0800 0747 644 or fill in a claim form and a member of our team will get back to you.

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