Shoulder injury compensation claims can arise as a result of a number of shoulder injuries.
Common injuries in shoulder injury compensation claims
- Dislocated shoulder: this type of injury happens when the shoulder is wrenched back too far.
- Fractures: these can affect the shoulder blade, the clavicle (collar bone) or the humerus (bone closest to the shoulder at the top of the arm). Some fractures heal quickly but others may require repair surgery. In the most serious cases a shoulder joint replacement may be required. Fractures are usually caused as a result of a fall onto a hard surface or something hitting the shoulder with force. This type of injury can often be sustained in a motorcycle accident.
- Shoulder joint tear: this involves an injury to the cartilage in the shoulder. Repetitive use of the shoulder can cause a shoulder joint tear. A fall onto the shoulder can also cause this type of injury.
- Rotator cuff tear: this type of injury affects muscles and tendons in your shoulder that hold your arm in place and let you lift your arm up overhead. Rotator cuff injuries are common in manual handling compensation claims.
- Associated neck injury: injuries to the neck can often give rise to pain which radiates into the shoulders.
How much shoulder injury compensation can I claim?
Compensation for the pain and suffering caused by a shoulder injury will depend upon how severe the shoulder injury is. The length of time taken to make a full recovery and the level of any disability or lasting symptoms are also taken into account. Financial losses, such as loss of earnings, care, medical treatment, etc would be claimed in addition to the injury compensation.
There are guidelines which set out the levels of compensation which can be expected for a shoulder injury claim
Severe Shoulder Injuries £16,830 to £42,110
Serious Shoulder Injuries £11,200 to £16,830
Moderate Shoulder Injuries £6,920 to £11,200
Minor Shoulder Injuries £2,150 – £6,920
Shoulder injuries which last less than 3 months up to £2,150
Fractured Clavicle (collar bone) £4,520 to £10,730
How to make a claim for shoulder injury compensation
We will explain what you need to know before making a claim. We are happy to accept cases on a no win – no fee basis do there is no need to worry abut the costs of making a claim. You can us on freephone 0800 731 5434 or contact us online.
You can also use our Personal Injury Claim Checker to see if you could make a claim.