Shoulder injuries are painful, disruptive and take a long time to heal. If you’ve suffered a shoulder injury in Northern Ireland due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, let’s secure the shoulder injury compensation you deserve.
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It’s easy to take our shoulders for granted. Only when we experience pain or lose mobility do we fully appreciate how vital our shoulders are for so many everyday tasks. Work, cooking, cleaning and carrying children can all become difficult or impossible.
If you’re suffering from a shoulder injury that was caused by somebody else’s actions or negligence, you’re entitled to make a shoulder injury compensation claim in Northern Ireland. We’ll help you to secure a payout to fund your recovery and minimise the inconvenience you’re experiencing.
Causes of Shoulder Injuries
There are a wide variety of different causes of shoulder injuries that result in shoulder injury claims in Northern Ireland. Some of the most common causes include:
Slips, Trips & Falls – Suffering a dislocated or broken shoulder when you slip, trip or fall at work, in a shop, hotel or restaurant, on the pavement or in any other public place.
Accidents at Work – Straining or spraining your shoulder by being forced to lift heavy objects or suffering a fall while at work.
Road Traffic Accidents – Whiplash pain from a car accident, broken shoulder bones or sprained shoulders from cycling or motorcycling accidents.
Medical Negligence– Dealing with an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed shoulder injury, or having your shoulder injured by a surgical error.
Sports Accidents – Shoulder injuries caused by dangerous pitches, faulty equipment, poor coaching advice or a fall resulting from a reckless tackle.
Criminal Assault – Injuring your shoulder because of a violent attack or subsequent fall.
Types of Shoulder Injuries
You can claim for many different types of shoulder injuries. Although by no means an exhaustive list, some of the most common shoulder injuries are:
Strains & Sprains – Pain, swelling and movement problems created by injuries to shoulder ligaments, muscles or tendons.
Frozen Shoulder – Pain, extreme stiffness and limited mobility caused by inflammation of the shoulder joint.
Rotator Cuff Injury – Damaging the group of tendons and muscles that allows you to lift and rotate your arm.
Dislocated Shoulder – Popping the bone out of the socket of the shoulder joint because it is forced backwards or rotated too much.
Broken Shoulder or Collarbones – Bone fractures and breaks caused by falls or trauma.
Shoulder Injury Claim Eligibility
Anyone who has suffered a shoulder injury due to someone else’s negligent behaviour and through no fault of their own is entitled to make a shoulder injury claim in Northern Ireland. You can claim for yourself or on behalf of someone else.
Claiming for Yourself – If you’ve sustained a shoulder injury due to someone else’s actions, you can make a claim.
Claiming on Behalf of Someone Else – You can claim on behalf of a loved one who isn’t able to claim for themselves. This could be your child aged under 18 or someone who doesn’t have the mental capacity to make a claim.
Shoulder Injury Claim Process
We understand that a shoulder injury brings a lot of complications and inconvenience to your life. That’s why we’ve made our shoulder injury claim process simple and hassle-free. Here’s what to expect:
Step 1: Contact Reid Black Get in touch for free initial legal advice on your shoulder injury claim.
Step 2: Gathering Information We’ll help you to collect evidence to support your claim. This might include medical records, police reports, photos or videos, or witness accounts.
Step 3: Medical Assessment Next, we’ll arrange for your shoulder to be assessed by an independent medical professional. We want to make sure nothing has been missed so we know the long-term impact of your shoulder injury.
Step 4: Compensation Negotiations At this stage, we will negotiate with the at-fault party or their insurer to secure the maximum compensation amount to which you’re entitled.
Step 5: Compensation Payout We’ll make sure the compensation is paid to you promptly so you can use it to help your recovery.
You usually have three years from the date of your accident in which to make a shoulder injury claim in Northern Ireland.
There are some exceptions to this time limit. If you were under 18 you can claim up to your 21st birthday. There are no time limits for as long as you don’t have the mental capacity to make a claim.
In all cases, we’d recommend getting in touch to start your shoulder injury claim as soon after sustaining it as possible.
Shoulder Injury Compensation
If you’re currently living with a shoulder injury, shoulder injury compensation can be a huge benefit. You can use it to fund medical, rehab and physio treatment to support your recovery. It can also be used to overcome any financial or practical challenges created by your injury.
The amount of shoulder injury compensation you get will depend on how serious the injury is and the impact it’s had on your life.
Your payout will be split into two parts. You’ll get general damages for the pain, suffering and impact on your quality of life caused by your shoulder injury. You’ll also get special damages for the financial impact of your injury, such as loss of earnings, medical fees, travel costs and changes to your home.
Shoulder Injury Compensation Payouts in Northern Ireland:
Your shoulder injury compensation payout will be guided by the type of injury you’ve suffered.
For soft tissue injuries, you could receive compensation of up to £12,000.
A typical payout for a fractured clavicle will be up to £14,000.
Frozen shoulders and other moderate shoulder injuries can receive compensation of £12,000 to £30,000.
If you’ve suffered a dislocated shoulder or more severe shoulder disability, the payout could be in the £25,000 to £90,000 bracket.
It’s important to note that these shoulder injury compensation amounts are only guidelines for general damages. The final payout will be dependent on your specific circumstances and may also include special damages.
Why Choose Reid Black?
We’ve been successfully pursuing personal injury claims in Northern Ireland since 1993. In that time, we’ve helped people in the position you’re currently in to get the compensation needed to support their recovery and get on with their lives. Our experienced solicitors are ready to guide you through the process to secure the payout you deserve.
Our Specialist Shoulder Injury Claim Solicitors
Our Specialist Shoulder Injury Claim Solicitors
Peter Lynch 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Peter Lynch of Reid Black Solicitors is one of Northern Ireland’s Leading Road Traffic Accident Experts.
He will act for you solely and does not accept referrals from insurers or Accident Management companies thus ensuring we have your interests first.
Have an initial no-cost chat about any Road Traffic Accident to see if you have a case.
He acts in Car Accidents, Cycling & Motorbike Accidents and Pedestrian Accident Claims.
Peter will be able to Fast track your claim to get you the compensation you deserve.
Libby Smyth 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Libby Smyth is one Northern Ireland’s leading Road Traffic Accident and Personal Injury Solicitors.
She will handle your Road Traffic Accident Claim effectively and efficiently, keeping your best interests as her prime concern.
Specialist in all types of personal injury claims, with a focus on Road Traffic Injury Claims.
Libby can expedite your injury claim to ensure you get your compensation as fast as possible.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a Road Traffic Accident, contact Libby today for free initial chat to see if you’re eligible for a claim.
Eilis McQuillan 14 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Elis McQuillan has extensive experience dealing with Road Traffic Accident Claims in Northern Ireland.
She will prioritise your interest’s first and act solely on your behalf.
Specialist in all types of Road Traffic Accident Claims and Litigation, including Car Accidents, Cycling Accidents and Motorbike Accidents.
Ellis can Fast Track your Road Traffic Accident Claim, so you get your compensation as soon as possible.
Contact Ellis today for a free initial consultation to determine if you’re entitled to a Road Traffic Accident Claim.
The amount of compensation you get will depend on how serious it is. Since a more serious shoulder injury is likely to require surgery, the compensation payout will probably be higher than for an injury that didn’t need surgery. Please get in touch to discuss your injury in more detail.
General damages for a broken humerus will typically be between £12,770 and £19,200. The compensation amount could rise to up to £48,000 for a severely broken humerus that causes significant disability. These are only guidelines and the exact amount will be guided by your specific circumstances. You may also be entitled to special damages for the financial impact of your broken humerus.
That will depend on how quickly your shoulder injury claim is settled. This can be as little as six months in some cases, but longer if you’ve suffered a more serious injury or if the at-fault party refuses to accept liability.
No Win, No Fee shoulder injury claims are banned in Northern Ireland. As an alternative, we offer a free, no-obligation initial consultation to discuss your claim. We will also suggest ethical alternatives to No Win, No Fee, such as having the at-fault party cover your legal costs.
Let us take care of your shoulder injury claim
Our experienced solicitors are here to handle every part of shoulder injury claims in Belfast and Northern Ireland. Get in touch today to discuss your claim and get free, no-obligation initial legal advice.
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