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Shoulder Injury Compensation Claims

Shoulder injuries may affect your ability to work or take part in your day-to-day tasks and leisure activities. Our shoulder injury claims specialists understand the effects this can have on your independence, which is why our solicitors strive to secure you the compensation you need.

How To Make A Shoulder Injury Claim

Start by calling us on 0800 056 4110 for your free initial consultation. This’ll involve a few questions about the injury, including how it happened, who you think is responsible, and how your life has been affected.

If we think you have a claim, we’ll approach the person or organisation you believe is at fault. If they accept responsibility, we’ll negotiate a compensation settlement for you that takes into account your pain, suffering and the impact on your life.

If we think you have a claim but the other party doesn’t admit responsibility, we’ll still fight for compensation for you – all the way to court if necessary.

We can help you claim for:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Whiplash
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Erb’s Palsy.

In addition to compensation, we can help you arrange physiotherapy and other rehabilitation if needed.

How Long Do You Have To Make A Shoulder Injury Claim?

Generally speaking, you’ll have three years from the date of your injury to make a claim. There are some exceptions to these however, such as if you’re claiming for a criminal assault, for which the limit is generally two years.

No matter how your shoulder injury happened, you should contact us as soon as possible. The earlier you get in touch, the easier it is for us to gather evidence to support your claim.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Shoulder Injury?

As every case is different, there are no pre-determined compensation amounts for shoulder injuries. You’re likely to get more compensation for a shoulder injury requiring surgery than you are for whiplash, for example. We’ll assess your claim based on:

  • The severity of the damage
  • Loss of earnings
  • Inability to take part in daily activities
  • Your need for additional treatment such as physiotherapy.

Where applicable, we can also help with interim compensation payments which can cover costs such as hospital travel.

No Win No Fee Shoulder Injury Claims

Many of our shoulder injury claims are ‘no win, no fee’. This means that yours and your opponent’s legal fees are covered if you’re unsuccessful*. If you’re successful, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any costs not paid by your opponent will be deducted from your final compensation.

Why Choose Us?

Our leading legal teams up and down the country have dealt with thousands of claims just like yours. We understand that there is more to a shoulder injury than just pain and inconvenience, which is why we’ll deal with your claim sensitively and strive to get you the best compensation possible.

Where needed, our client liaison specialists can also advise on additional help such as rehabilitation and counselling.

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Call our personal injury specialists on 0800 056 4110, or contact us online and we’ll arrange a call back to suit you.

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Shoulder Injury Claims - More Information
    • What If I Don't qualify for no win no fee?
    • If your case doesn’t meet the no win, no fee criteria, there may be other options available to you.

      You may have Legal Expenses Insurance on your home insurance policy, for example, or you may be a member of a trade union which covers legal expenses. We’ll discuss the best options for you during your initial consultation. 

    • Who Will pay my compensation?
    • For injuries that occurred in a public place, your claim will likely be covered by Public Liability Insurance or a similar policy. Road traffic accident claims will be paid out by the responsible driver’s motor insurance. If your injury happened at work, your employer’s insurance will cover this.

      For criminal assault claims, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) will pay out if the person who assaulted you doesn’t have the means to pay.

    • Are there exceptions to the three-year time limit?
    • Adults can make claims for children up until their 18th birthday. If they reach 18 and a claim hasn’t been made for them, they can make their own claim up until their 21st birthday.

      There’s no time limit to make claims on behalf of people who lack the mental capacity to make a claim themselves.

      If your claim relates to a criminal assault, generally the limit is two years. However, this can be extended in some circumstances, for example if you were too ill to claim.

      If you were injured by a faulty product, you’ll have 10 years from the product launch date to make a claim.

      Finally, if the injury happened abroad, the time limit may be shorter. We can advise you on specific regions.

      Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, get in touch with us as soon as possible. The earlier you contact us, the easier it is for us to gather evidence to support your claim. 

    • What are interim compensation payments?
    • Where applicable, interim compensation payments cover ongoing costs while you recover from your shoulder injury, for example, travel expenses to and from hospital. These funds are awarded before your final settlement and will be deducted from your final compensation amount. We’ll let you know if we think you will benefit from interim compensation payments.

    • what if my opponent doesn't accept responsibility?
    • We always try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement for you as this is generally less stressful for all parties, particularly during difficult recovery periods. If your opponent denies responsibility or disagrees with the proposed settlement, we’ll begin court proceedings.

      Often, even when trial dates have been set, claims are settled before reaching court. If it does go to court, we’ll guide you through every step.

If I did not understand anything, I would just ask him to explain things and he would explain it all to me.”

Peter, client

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