An estimated 7% of people in the UK suffer from some form of shoulder pain, according to the British Society for Rheumatology. A lot of shoulder injuries are caused by accidents at work, industrial disease, road traffic accidents and slips and trips.

Shoulder injuries can be extremely debilitating and have a severe impact on the sufferers day-to-day like. If you have suffered a shoulder injury following an accident that wasn't your fault then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. For more information on how Cute Injury could help, get in touch now...

How much compensation for a shoulder injury?

Like all injuries, shoulder injury compensation payout amounts depend on factors such as the severity of the injury and the effect it has had on the injured party's day-to-day life as well as their ability to continue to work. There are some guidelines we can use though to give you an idea of how much compensation you could be awarded for your shoulder injury:

Shoulder injury compensation amounts*

Minor soft tissue injury with almost complete recovery:

  • Within 3 months: A few hundred pounds – £1,860
  • Within a year: £1,860 – £3,300
  • In less than 2 years: £3,200- £5,800

Moderate shoulder injury (i.e. frozen shoulder/soft tissue injury lasting over 2 years): £6,000 to £9,700 Serious shoulder injury (i.e. dislocation/permanent symptoms/sensory symptoms): £9,700 to £14,600 Severe shoulder injury (i.e. damage resulting in significant disability): £14,600 to £36,500  

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Different types of shoulder injury

There are three main parts of the shoulder that can suffer an injury: the bones that make up the shoulder, the rotator cuff, and the brachial plexus.

Shoulder bones:
The three main bones of the shoulder are the 'scapula', which is commonly referred to as the 'shoulder blade', the 'humerus' and the 'clavicle'.

Rotator cuff: This contains muscles, ligaments, and tendons and is an essential part of the shoulder which joins it to the upper arm.

Brachial plexus: This contains a collection of nerves that run from the spine and into the neck and arm. Whiplash injuries commonly feature damage to the nerves within the brachial plexus. There are lots of different ways you can injure your shoulder, some common types of shoulder injury include:

  • Shoulder dislocation: The injury occurs with a fall or blow that causes the top of your arm bone to come out of the shoulder socket
  • Separated shoulder: The injury occurs with a fall or blow and tears one of the ligaments that connects the collarbone to shoulder blade but does not directly affect the shoulder joint
  • Frozen shoulder: This occurs when the sleeve surrounding the shoulder (the 'capsule') swells and thickens
  • Rotator cuff tear - This most commonly occurs as a tendon tear due to overuse
  • Slap tear: This generally occurs due sports-related activity.
  • Nerve blockages: Damage to the brachial plexus can result in severe pain

 

How to make a shoulder injury compensation claim...

If you have suffered a shoulder injury that wasn't your fault, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. To learn more about how Cute Injury can help, get in touch below:

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* Information taken from Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases – 13th Edition. – please note that these figures are for guidance only and the compensation that you receive may be outside of these guidelines.

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