If you have been involved in an accident that has resulted in a shoulder injury, then Bonnar Accident Law can help you claim the compensation you deserve on a ‘No Win – No Fee’ basis.
Many people suffer from shoulder pain or problems either immediately or shortly after a car crash, motorcycle, or cycling accident, slip, trip or fall, or after having been hurt in a work accident. The severe trauma to the shoulder joint caused the impact of an accident can result in several different types shoulder injury.
The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint with three main bones: the upper arm bone (humerus), collarbone (clavicle), and shoulder blade (scapula). These bones are held together by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body.
Common symptoms of shoulder injury
- · Painfully tender, stiff shoulder that hurts more at night and may interrupt sleeping
- · Tingling, numbness, weakness, or swelling in shoulder
- · Shoulder pain in a specific spot that may worsen with exertion
- · Difficulty moving arm in any direction without pain
- · Sudden, intense pain in shoulder area
- · Pale, blue or otherwise discoloured shoulder area
Common shoulder injuries you may experience after an accident
- · Rotator cuff tear: the most common shoulder injury after an accident is a stretching, tear, or rip in the tendons and ligaments in the shoulder joint. The shoulder has three separate joints, and any of these joints can be separated, causing extreme pain and loss of movement.
- · Fractured bone
- · Bruises
- · Strains and sprains
What causes shoulder pain?
The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a large range of movement. Such a mobile joint tends to be more susceptible to injury. Shoulder pain can stem from one or more of the following causes:
- Strains from overexertion
- Tendonitis from overuse
- Collar or upper-arm bone fractures
- Pinched nerves (also called radiculopathy)
Compensation for shoulder injury – typical claim amounts
|Severe injury involving significant disability
||up to £25,000
|Serious injury involving recurrent pain and reduced capability, e.g. a dislocated shoulder
||up to £10,500
|Moderate injury involving discomfort and persistent symptoms, e.g. a frozen shoulder
||up to £7,000
|Minor injury involving soft tissue damage and almost complete recovery
||up to £3,000
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