Compensation is awarded based on the symptoms of your injury, and not the type of injury suffered. This means the values given are only estimates and should not be used as a reference for how much compensation you should expect to receive for your case.

Whilst we do make an effort to keep the information on this website as accurate and up-to-date as possible, you should only treat this information as a guideline. We do not accept liability for any inaccurate or out-of-date information contained on this website at any given time.

A list of the most common shoulder injuries and their claim worth can be found below.

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Soft tissue shoulder injury (Up to £6,000)

You could be awarded up to £6,000 as compensation for suffering a shoulder injury in an accident.

This bracket covers most soft tissue injury to the shoulder. These are minor shoulder injuries where complete recovery can be made within 2 years. Shoulder injuries can be suffered in many situations ranging from road traffic accidents; to falling over in public; to accidents at work by lifting heavy objects. We are shoulder injury claim specialists and can advise you with your personal injury claim.

Whiplash (£1,000 ~ £9,000)

You could be awarded between £1,000 and £9,000 as compensation for suffering a whiplash injury in a car accident.

Whilst whiplash is predominantly a neck injury, we have included it here as the pain can spread to the shoulders. It is most likely caused by a road traffic accident, and the pain and stiffness of the neck and shoulders can last between 3 months to 2 years depending on the severity of the impact.

Find out how we can help you after suffering a whiplash injury following an accident.

Frozen shoulder (£6,000 ~ £9,700)

You could be awarded between £6,000 and £9,700 as compensation for suffering a frozen shoulder injury from work.

A frozen shoulder is a painful condition where the shoulder becomes stiff. This happens when the tissue around the shoulder becomes inflamed and begins to harden. The frozen shoulder injury will generally last for 2-4 years, but treatment and surgery can be sought to treat the pain and limited movement. A frozen shoulder can develop following an injury to the shoulder or from surgery negligence.

Rotator cuff injury (£6,000 ~ £14,600)

You could be awarded between £6,000 and £14,600 as compensation for suffering a rotator cuff injury from work.

The rotator cuff is the group of tendons and muscles that hold your shoulder and arm together. A tear to the rotator cuff can leave your shoulder feeling very painful and weak. The pain can sometimes be felt down your arm, making it very difficult to sleep at night. Rotator cuff injuries can be suffered during car accidents and are common workplace injuries.

Dislocated shoulder (£9,700 ~ £14,600)

You could be awarded between £9,700 and £14,600 as compensation for suffering a dislocated shoulder injury in an accident.

A shoulder dislocation is when your upper arm pops out of your shoulder socket. A dislocated shoulder is one of the most common shoulder injuries and can happen simply by falling heavily onto your arm. If the dislocation damages the lower part of the brachial plexus, then you could be entitled to compensation.

Broken collarbone (£9,700 ~ £14,600)

You could be awarded between £9,700 and £14,600 as compensation for suffering a broken collarbone injury in an accident.

A broken collarbone can also be known as a clavicle fracture. This injury can be caused by breaking your fall using an outstretched hand or arm. The most common causes for this injury include slips, trips, falls and road traffic accidents.

Brachial plexus injury (£10,600 ~ £36,500)

You could be awarded between £10,600 and £36,500 as compensation for suffering a brachial plexus injury from a shoulder accident.

Brachial plexus injury can also be known as brachial plexus lesion. The brachial plexus is a group of nerves responsible for the control and feeling of the hands, arms and shoulders. Shoulder injury damage to the brachial plexus can cause lack of feeling, weakness and pain in the shoulder region. Compensation can exceed the stated bracket for serious brachial plexus injuries for symptoms such as arm paralysis.

Can’t find your injury?

Don’t worry if you cannot find your injury or condition. You can still claim even if your injury is not listed as there are too many injuries to cover. If your doctor has diagnosed that you are suffering from an injury or condition, and you think it could be the result of a recent accident or incident, then bring your claim to us and we can help you look into it.

Claiming compensation for a shoulder injury

Have you suffered a shoulder injury that wasn’t your fault? If yes, then call us today for expert advice in your free initial consultation. We are personal injury specialists and deal with shoulder injury claims regularly. We can genuinely offer you the most relevant injury advice for your claim.

If we can help you, then we will support and guide you from your very first call till the end of your claim. We can provide you with the resources to fight your claim. We can support you with your recovery, treatment and more. Unless stated otherwise, all of our claims are no win no fee.

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