Shoulder Injury Claims
Suffered a shoulder injury in an accident that was not your fault? If you have, you may be able to make shoulder injury claims.
A shoulder injury can be extremely debilitating and a serious injury can have a devastating effect on the victim’s life. The area around the shoulder is quite vulnerable to degeneration and when injuries occur, it can take a longer time to heal.
Shoulder injuries can be caused under numerous circumstances. However, some of the main causes of shoulder injuries which can give rise to shoulder injury claims include:
Road accidents – when car accidents take place, one of the most common type of injury that is sustained is whiplash injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, it can also affect the cervical spine, the neck and the shoulders. Fractures and injury to the tendons, muscles and ligaments of the shoulders can also occur as a result of road accidents.
Work accidents – shoulder injuries are commonly associated with manual handling tasks. Manual handling and heavy lifting puts extreme pressure on the shoulders and often results in injury to the tendons and muscles.
Slips, trips and falls – it is a natural instinct to use the hands and arms to protect oneself during slips, trips and falls. When a person falls on the floor, the shoulder takes the full weight of the fall and this often leads to a torn rotator cuff, broken bones and nerve damage.
Types of Shoulder Injuries
Some of the main types of shoulder injuries include:
- Ligament injury
- Fractures to the shoulder
- Injury to the tendon and muscles
- Damaged cartilage
- Separated shoulder
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder impingement
Shoulder injuries can be extremely painful and they can cause a great deal of discomfort. Even minor shoulder injuries can become serious over a period of time and for this reason, it is essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible following the injury.
It is important that you take care of your injury and make full recovery to prevent things from getting worse. Treatment for shoulder injuries, especially a serious injury can be quite expensive, but if the injury was caused as a result of someone else’s fault, you can recover the costs by making a compensation claim.
Start A Claim
If it can be established that you suffered a shoulder injury due to another person’s fault, we can help you make a claim and recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
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