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Shoulder injury at work claims
Suffering a shoulder injury can have a big impact on your life and may stop you from doing many of your normal activities, including work. If your shoulder injury happened in an incident at work that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for your injury, which can help with recovery and also help you to move forward with your life.
At Stephensons, we have a team of dedicated accident at work solicitors who can recover compensation for shoulder injuries at work if it was the fault of your employer or someone else. For free initial advice, call our accident at work team on 0161 696 6235.
Common types of workplace shoulder injuries
Workplace shoulder injuries can happen in any job, but tend to be more common in certain industries where people are likely to handle heavy goods or materials, operate machinery, make repeated arm movements or have to do lots of reaching or stretching as part of their role. Some of the more common shoulder injuries in the workplace can be caused by:
- Someone slipping, tripping or falling over and hurting their shoulder as a result
- Someone manually handling heavy or awkward loads without the right training or supervision
- A fall from height
- Something heavy falling onto someone’s shoulder e.g. from a shelf above them
- A repetitive strain injury to the shoulder when someone is working in an uncomfortable position or making the same arm/shoulder actions repeatedly
Some of the most common shoulder injuries that people suffer at work include:
- Torn or damaged ligaments
- Rotator cuff damage
- Shoulder dislocation
- A fracture in the shoulder, sometimes resulting in a condition called frozen shoulder
- Nerve damage
Making a shoulder injury at work claim
Understandably, people are sometimes hesitant about making a claim against their employer for an injury at work to the shoulder because they think that their job will be at risk. However, there are legal protections around this type of claim, and if the injury occurred because of the employer’s negligence then it is an employee’s right to ask for compensation.
If you are considering claiming compensation for a shoulder injury at work, the first stage of the process is to seek expert legal advice to find out if your claim is valid. Our experienced solicitors are experts in accidents at work and have a proven track record in claims of this kind, so can offer specialist support and advice whether its in relation to shoulder injuries from a fall at work, shoulder injuries caused by repetitive strain or any other workplace injury that wasn’t your fault.
We’re usually able to offer legal representation for shoulder accident claims at work on a no win, no fee basis (also known as a conditional Ffee agreement), which means that if your claim isn’t successful, you won’t have to pay any legal fees.
Call our specialist accident claim team on 0161 696 6235 to find out more.
Am I eligible to make a shoulder injury claim?
As with any type of accident at work claim, there are some eligibility criteria that must be met in order for your compensation claim to proceed.
There is usually a time limit for this type of claim, so it’s important to get expert legal advice as soon as possible to make sure you don’t potentially miss out on the compensation that you deserve for what happened to you. In order for the claim to be successful, it will need to be proven that the employer is liable for the incident that caused your shoulder injury.
How much compensation can I expect for a shoulder injury at work?
As every claim is different, it’s not possible to say what a common settlement for a shoulder injury at work might be, as there are lots of factors which influence the sum of money paid out for a successful claim. A major consideration for shoulder injury at work compensation is the severity of the injury suffered and the impact of the injury on your life. For example, if you are no longer able to work due to the injury and the damage is likely to be long-term or permanent, you are likely to receive a larger sum of compensation than if you are expected to make a full recovery.
Compensation awarded for a shoulder injury claim will also take into account any out of pocket expenses you have had as a result of the injury and other financial losses, such as lost wages when you’ve had to take time off work for treatment, recovery or rehabilitation.
As experts in this field, with experience of successful shoulder injury claims, our team will be able to assess the details of your claim and provide an estimate of how much compensation you might receive in a settlement. Get in touch with our team so that we can start the process by calling 0161 696 6235.
Why should I choose Stephensons as my workplace shoulder injury solicitors?
At Stephensons, we understand what it takes to make a successful workplace shoulder injury claim and our team will work hard on your behalf to secure the compensation that you deserve for what has happened to you.
Experiencing a serious shoulder injury at work can be life-changing, leaving you to not only deal with the physical treatment and recovery, but also with trying to adjust to changes in your life from this point on. As specialists in accidents at work, we can offer not only expert legal advice for your claim, but also practical support and help in signposting you to other services and organisations that may be able to help you and your loved ones to move forward positively.
Call 0161 696 6235 to find out how we can help you to access a measure of justice as well as compensation for what has happened to you.
It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.
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