Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries can be particularly painful and tend to affect the movement of the arm, disrupting an individual’s daily life. The shoulder is one part of the body that is particularly susceptible to degeneration and can take longer to heal than other parts of the body.

Common shoulder injuries include ligament damage, dislocation, damage to tendons and cartilage, collarbone fractures, rotator cuff injuries, separated shoulder, and frozen shoulder. Most shoulder injury compensation claims are brought to court after accidents in the workplace, particularly in jobs based on manual labour. Frequent lifting and carrying can put excess strain on the shoulder, causing it to fail. Other causes of shoulder injuries include road traffic accidents, especially those involving bicycles and motorcyclists.

  • Minor soft tissue injury to shoulder with considerable pain but almost complete recovery in less than 2 years – up to £6,000 compensation
  • Fracture of clavicle depending on the extent of fracture and the level of disability, residual symptoms and whether temporary or permanent and whether union is anatomically displaced – £3,850 to £9,000 compensation
  • Moderate sholder injury to include frozen shoulder with limitation of movement and discomfort with symptoms persisting for about 2 years – £6,000 to £9,500 compensation
  • Serious sholder injury to include dislocation of the shoulder and damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus causing pain in shoulder and neck, aching elbow, sensory symptoms and forearm and hand and weakness of grip or a fracture to humorus leading  to restricted shoulder movements – £9,500 to £15,000 compensation
  • Severe sholder injury with associated with neck injuries and involving damage to the brachial plexus resulting in significant disability – £15,000 to £35,500 compensation

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