Shoulder Injury Claims

The human shoulder is made up of three bones which are connected by ligaments, muscles, and tendons which can become very painful if injured. The shoulder is an important part of the body and when damaged it can be very uncomfortable. The shoulder can become injured in any number of ways, from sporting accidents to road traffic accidents.

Shoulder injuries can be closely related to back and neck injuries. These types of injuries are commonly associated with workplace accidents or repetitive strain-type injuries.

The following are examples of some types of shoulder injuries:

  • Ligament, muscle, or tendon damage
  • Bruising
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Separation

Shoulder Injury Compensation Amounts

Treatment for shoulder injuries usually requires surgery or physiotherapy, which can be costly both in terms of time and expense. A victim of a shoulder injury can, when making a compensation claim, also recover reasonable medical expenses and other costs they have had to incur. The amount of compensation a claimant can claim following a shoulder injury will of course depend on the seriousness of the injury, but it can range from a couple of thousand pounds to over £30,000.

Severe shoulder injuries: £12,600 — £31,500

Injuries which result in significant disability. Often associated with neck injuries.

Serious Shoulder Injuries: £8,400 — £12,600

Injuries such as shoulder dislocations and/or damage to the brachial plexus which cause shoulder and neck pain, ‘tingling’ in the arms or hands and reduction in the strength and agility of the arm.

Moderate Shoulder Injuries: £5,150 — £8,400

Frozen shoulders and similar injuries. There will be related limitation of movement and symptoms which persist for around two years.

Minor Shoulder Injuries: £2,850 — £5,150

Painful soft-tissue injuries where there is complete recovery within a period of two years.

Make a Claim for a Shoulder Injury

In order to make a claim for compensation, the claimant will have to show that the defendant owed them a duty of care and that the shoulder injury is a direct result of a breach of that duty. In most cases the duty of care will already be established. Road users have a duty of care towards each other, employers have a duty of care to their employees, medical professionals have a duty of care to their patients and so on. Proving that there has been a breach of that duty can be trickier, and that is where our personal injury lawyers** for Leeds will be able to help.

Our personal injury lawyers** covering Leeds can deal with your case on a no win no fee* basis. So, regardless of how much work they have to do on your case, and regardless of whether you win or lose, you will not have to pay for your legal fees. You should however make sure that you speak to Accident Claims Leeds as soon as possible, and in any event within three years of the date of the accident, otherwise it may be too late to bring a claim.

Contact Our Shoulder Injury Compensation Claim solicitors for Leeds

If you or a loved one has suffered a shoulder injury and someone else is to blame, contact us today. Call us on 01132 234 466^ You can also contact us online by completing our enquiry form.

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