The shoulder is a complex part of the body, made up of bones, muscles and tendons. Like any injury, a shoulder injury can be painful and have significant personal and financial consequences. If you have sustained a shoulder injury at work or because of an accident caused by another’s negligence in the last three years, our personal injury solicitors are on hand to provide personalised and supportive legal advice at what is often a challenging and distressing time for you and your loved ones.
Shoulder injuries are common in road traffic accidents, where a passenger can be injured if their seat belt is improperly fitted or if the impact propels them forward against either a tautened seatbelt or, in the absence of a seat belt, the dashboard or front car seats. Some of the most severe shoulder injuries are caused by motorcycle and bicycle accidents, where the combination of heavy impact and an awkward landing can result in significant trauma.
Shoulder injuries can also occur in the workplace because of heavy lifting. Those involved in labour intensive manual occupational fields, including construction and warehouse management, may sustain shoulder injuries associated with overuse. If the shoulder is consistently stretched or turned at awkward angles, this can place enormous strain around the ligaments and muscle in the joint.
A shoulder injury may leave you unable to lift your arms and may significantly compromise your upper body movement. Having a healthy, fully functioning shoulder is crucial for everything from moving and lifting, to being able to work in a physically demanding profession, to enjoying sports and exercise.
Experiencing a shoulder injury can therefore be a distressing and sometimes life-changing experience and as such, being able to rely on legal professionals to help you achieve the compensation you deserve can provide peace of mind. If you have hurt your shoulder in an accident, it is important to have an experienced lawyer handling your personal injury case.
While these injuries can be relatively common, if they are the result of another person’s negligence, the law entitles the injured person to claim compensation. The damages that are awarded for orthopaedic injuries are aimed at helping the injured person manage the pain and suffering they have had to endure, provide the financial resources required for a comfortable and effective rehabilitation and cover any other associated costs and losses attributable to the injury – such as loss of wages and future earning ability.
If you have suffered a shoulder injury in a road accident, the workplace or elsewhere as a result of another’s negligence, our personal injury solicitors will guide you through the process of making a claim. Our specialist solicitors can advise if you are entitled to make a shoulder injury claim following your accident, and can also arrange any help and support you may need. If you have had to take time off work, have incurred medical fees or have lost the ability to perform everyday tasks, which were part of your life previously, you may be able to claim compensation for your losses.
From medical expenses to loss of earnings, we will assist you in recovering the costs of your accident, and secure the compensation you deserve for your injury. Knowing your legal options can mean the difference between financial stress and a smooth transition to recovery after a shoulder injury.
At Miller Samuel Hill Brown, our approachable and committed solicitors are specialists in personal injury claims. We understand that shoulder injuries can manifest in a variety of ways, and it is our aim to ensure that the compensation you are due takes account of the full extent of your injury.
In any type of accident or injury, it can be difficult to prove the cause and full extent of damages. Our Quality Standard Regulated solicitors have years of experience dealing with personal injury cases and are skilled in building strong claims through detailed investigation of the incident, and by working closely with medical experts to prove the cause and extent of your pain, suffering and loss.
Our experts offer a personalised approach; we will meet with you to discuss your case and explain what is involved in making a claim. Your dedicated personal injury solicitor and claim handler will keep you updated throughout your case. Our fee structure is transparent, so you will not experience any hidden charges. Making a claim can be a straightforward process with the guidance and expertise offered by our solicitors.
If you have suffered a shoulder injury in the last three years because of negligence or an accident that was not your fault, contact our expert personal injury solicitors today on 0141 221 1919 or fill out our online enquiry form.