Shoulder Injury Compensation Claims
The shoulders are very much the ‘power source’ when it comes to using the arms and as such they are in the front line when it comes to suffering injuries – either as a result of an accident or by virtue of wear and tear caused by years of strain.
One of the main issues with shoulder injuries can be the recovery time as much as the actual damage itself. Once you suffer a shoulder injury it is vital that you give yourself enough time to heal fully rather than trying to get back into the workplace as soon as possible, although that can be easier said than done when you have bills to pay and an employer who wants to know when you will be back. Russell Worth solicitors will take those burdens away from you by seeking to get you medically assessed as early as possible and seek interim payments if you are struggling to make ends meet.
Shoulder injuries can be caused in a variety of different ways, in our experience must commonly by: –
Lifting heavy objects. Perhaps the most common of the shoulder injuries we are asked to help with. In most cases it is not necessarily the object being lifted that causes the problem as such but more the fact that inadequate (or no) manual handling training had been given or that the correct equipment to help perform the task was not available.
Rotator cuff injuries. This is essentially damage to the muscles and tendons joining the shoulder. In many cases this is linked to heavy lifting, as above, but it can also come on more gradually as a result of many years of manual exertion.
Slips and trips. If you slip or trip then without even thinking you instinctively try to protect yourself – naturally enough. This tends to manifest in one of two ways, either you put your hands out try and cushion the impact or else you roll your body which means that the shoulder area takes the brunt of the fall.
Falling from height. As with the above our natural instinct is to roll the body to try to protect the head and our other vital organs and often this is at the expense of the shoulders.
Impact injuries. More often than not caused by objects falling from above. Most prudent employers will provide safety helmets if there is a risk of falling objects – such as on building sites or in warehouses – but that does little if anything to protect the shoulder region.
Whatever the cause of your shoulder injury, speak to our specialist solicitor’s today and see if we can help secure the compensation you need and deserve on a no win no fee basis.
Free Legal Advice
If you are unsure whether you can claim compensation for a personal injury sustained in the armed forces, then call our personal injury claims team for free for no obligation advice on making a claim. They will ask you some simple questions about your condition, talk to you about what’s happened and can tell you if you have a viable claim for compensation or not.
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