Shoulder Injuries Compensation
The shoulder consists of three bones connected by ligaments, muscles and tendons which are susceptible to injury. The most common causes of shoulder injuries are road traffic accidents, sports injuries and accidents at work caused either by heavy lifting or slips, trips and falls.
If you injure your shoulder in an accident that was not your fault then you should consider making a claim against the negligent party for your pain and suffering. The types of shoulder injuries you could claim for are: ligament or muscle damage, bruising, fractures, dislocations, frozen shoulder and so on.
As the shoulder is a vital party of the body the compensation award could be a substantial amount. The actual amount of compensation will be determined by the seriousness of the injury, the recovery time and the amount that has been awarded in previously decided cases.
How Much Compensation?
The following is a rough guide to the amount of compensation a victim of a shoulder injury could claim for:
– Minor shoulder injury such as bruising or tissue damage – £2,000 to £4,000
– Serious shoulder injury such as frozen shoulder – £3,000 to £6,000
– Very serious shoulder injury such as a dislocated shoulder – up to £10,000
In addition to the above, a claimant can also make a claim for consequential loss which includes loss of earnings, medical bills, prescriptions, travel expenses and so on.
If you have suffered a shoulder injury in the last three years that was not your fault then you should speak to a personal injury solicitor** in Cardiff who will be able to help you make a compensation claim. In the case of a child the claim can be brought anytime before the child’s 21st birthday.
Any claim will be made on a no win no fee* basis, formally known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This means you do not have to worry about your Cardiff personal injury solicitor’s legal fees regardless of whether you win or you lose and if successful both your compensation and legal fees will be met by the negligent party (usually via their insurance company).
Shoulder Injury solicitors Cardiff
If you have suffered a shoulder injury, our Cardiff Accident Lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* service.
Call our Cardiff Injury Lawyers on 029 2060 0922 or contact us online.