Shoulder Injury Compensation Claims & Settlement Amounts

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Many people in the UK suffer with chronic shoulder pain that can have a severe impact on independence and ability to work, often leading to a loss of income. Such injuries can make it hard to perform simple tasks such as dressing and washing, and may require post accident care. Claiming compensation can help in many ways.

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Types of shoulder injury

The shoulder is a vital component in human movement and free movement of the shoulder is vital for usual dexterity and personal independence. Often, injuries such as frozen shoulder and rotator cuff damage may also lead to associated pain and injuries to the neck and back, and can cause nerve damage. Typical shoulder injuries include:

Can I claim shoulder injury compensation?

If you have suffered an injury to your shoulder in an accident that was not your fault you have a right to make a claim for compensation. As with any claim in the United Kingdom, it must be made within 3 years of the date of the injury. It is important to note that it is wise to avoid delaying a claim and ensure that as much of the 3 years is available as possible.

The most common shoulder injuries at the heart of a claim for compensation are caused by falls, slips and trips, in accidents at work or on the road.

If you have slipped or tripped due to a hazard on the floor, a disrepaired pavement or other surface and injured your shoulder, you can make a claim against the business or landowner in question. Work-related injury claims are made against the employer. In either case, you must prove they were negligent in their duty to maintain a safe environment. As with any claim, it is important to ensure that the details of your accident are reported in an accident book.

If you are uncertain as to whether or not you can claim shoulder injury compensation, speak with our expert staff for friendly, helpful advice. We know your rights and can help you understand what options are available to you.

How can claiming help me?

If you are suffering with a debilitating shoulder injury, such as a rotator cuff issue, frozen shoulder, or ligament damage after a dislocation, it is likely that your working life and personal life have been heavily impacted.

At Direct2Compensation we will ensure any claim for shoulder injury compensation you make is given the maximum prospect of succeeding. We know that you will be struggling with a loss of income if you’ve been forced to take time off work, or that you may have had to employ the services of a gardener or cleaner to help you around the home. You may also need help to get dressed or cook meals.

By succeeding with a claim for shoulder injury compensation, not only will our specialist solicitors ensure that you receive an appropriate financial settlement for the pain and discomfort, but we’ll also ensure that any lost income or incurred costs are recovered.

In cases where your long term ability to work is affected, or you need to employ help long term, we’ll ensure that any settlement awarded to you takes your future losses and costs into account.

A further benefit of making a claim for shoulder injury compensation is that you may be able to access specialist rehabilitation treatments at the cost of the defendant insurer. In cases where liability is admitted, our solicitors will act on medical evidence to ensure that any possible routes to recovery are considered, and if appropriate, provided as part of your claim.

Compensation amounts for shoulder injuries

The following is a guide to settlements for the injury only, excluding lost income and expenses, so your final compensation amount could be much higher.

Severity of injuryCompensation amount
Severe, resulting in significant disability. Often associated with neck injuries.£14,600 - £40,150
Serious, with persisting symptoms after surgery. Eg. dislocation, rotator cuff injury.£9,700 - £16,060
Moderate, with symptoms persisting a few years but not permanent. Eg. frozen shoulder, soft tissue injuries.£6,000 - £10,670
Minor, with considerable pain but almost complete recovery within a few years.£200 - £6,600
Fractured clavicle£3,900 - £10,230

How long will my claim take?

It is not possible to assign a definitive time frame to any claim as much depends on issues like the severity of a shoulder injury, the recovery process and handling of the claim by the defendant insurers.

Our solicitors will work hard to ensure that the claim is handled in your best interest and as fast as possible. The claims process does afford defendants a prescribed timescale to respond to various elements of the claim and our solicitors will hold them to such timescales and if need be, use the courts to enforce such demands.

How do I start my shoulder injury compensation claim?

Starting your claim for shoulder injury compensation is easy. We realise that any kind of legal action is daunting and that you may have questions and concerns. Our team are well trained experts with 20 years’ experience in claims and know your rights. We are here to help you understand your options, the claims process and how we can help you. You can call our friendly and helpful staff on 01225 430285 or get your claim started online today. We look forward to helping you make your claim.

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  1. Shaun

    I was knocked off my bike (mountain bike). The driver went past a give way sign and road markings and hit me from the rear/side portion of my bike. He admitted fault and wrote a report stating that.

    I have a small tear to my tendon within my rotator cuff – the top tendon. also grazes and bruising which has now gone – bike is a mess. it has been over a week am i am in pain with limited mobility.

    I have been recommended physio for the first month as i am in pain and cannot raise my arm fully without significant pain if not at all. I am waiting to confirm whether i will have an MRI scan also.

    Do I have a decent claim here and what can I expect?

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    • Ian Morris

      Was your accident after the 1st June 2021 or before? The reason I ask is that this will determine whether or not you can instruct a Solicitor to act for you in a cycling accident claim (which by the way is certainly a valid action given the scenario you describe), or whether you will have to claim via the insurers portal. Since 1st June 2021, any ‘soft tissue’ injury caused in a road traffic accident must have a value exceeding £5000 for a claimant to be able to instruct a Solicitor to act for them. Any value below that will see the claimant forced to accept a significantly reduced settlement as the insurers have managed to get the Government to allow them to have their cake and eat it with regards to motor insurance personal injury claims.

      That said, you do have a significant injury and it may well be the case that your value would exceed the £5000 value, but time will need to pass for that to be known.

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      • Shaun

        Thanks for the answer. I’ll sure look into this with you.

        However, I have read online that I should be exempt from the whiplash reform, as a cyclist I am classed a vulnerable person and do not fall within the scope of the reform.

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        • Ian Morris

          That may be the case – our Solicitors can consider the specific details of your situation at the time and advise you further.

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  2. Leah

    I am a housekeeper in a nursing home, at the end of my shift I have to empty my trolley which means carrying a bag of wet mops outside to the laundry which are usually very heavy and today I wake up (after struggling with the bag yesterday) with extreme muscle pain from my shoulder right through my arm.

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    • Ian Morris

      Has your employer provided manual handling training to you? Have they shown you how to lift and move items safely? How to identify whether an item is too heavy to lift alone? If the employer has not provided you with such training, you can certainly make a claim for compensation. It is important that your discomfort and symptoms are reported to the employer – you should request that the injury is recorded in the accident book and make sure that you inform the employer that the pain occurred as a result of the heavy lifting of the wet mops. You should also seek medical attention regarding the injury.

      If your employer has provided you with manual handling training, you may still be able to make a claim for compensation if the working environment makes it impossible to follow the training you have received or if the bag of wet mops exceeds the safe lifting limit.

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  3. Jenny

    I was working as cleaner in school. We were asked to close windows and after cleaning one of them I had to really stretch to wind the window shut. I felt something in my upper back and shoulder, it’s very painful, nurse at our surgery says it could be rotator cuff or the trapeze muscle.

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    • Ian Morris

      You may have grounds to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation as a result of the rotator cuff injury you have sustained at work. We would like to further investigate this for you on a No Win No Fee basis. Please provide more information via the start your claim form on our website and we’ll have this matter looked into for you.

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  4. Cristian

    Hello, I work for a Windows &Doors Company and last week while I was fitting a window I have damaged my shoulder. I will be off from work for 2 weeks, to start with (I have a medical referal), but, it could be allot more.
    The reason that happened was because nobody done any Survey or risk assessment on site before me going there to do the job, otherwise they would gave me a man to help with the weight.
    So, what do you recommend? Do I have a case?

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    • Ian Morris

      Given the lack of risk assessment or site survey prior to your attendance on the job, you would appear to have a robust claim for compensation for the injury to your shoulder.

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  5. Victoria

    Hi my partner was attacked on his way to work 2 weeks ago helping someone who had been attacked an the men came back an attacked him resulting in a fractured clavical and this has resulted in loss of earnings and time off work etc, would he be eligible to make a claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      Your partner can pursue a claim via the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) scheme. This is a tax payer funded scheme that provides compensation for the victims of criminal injury during an assault or during a criminal act. To qualify for the scheme, a claimant must have reported the matter to the police and cooperated with the police during their investigations (a crime reference number is needed) and medical attention would be required – which would obviously have been the case here. A claimant must also pursue their CICA claim within 2 years of the incident.

      We have Solicitors who can assist with such claims on a No Win No Fee basis. If you would like further information about making a claim, please call us on 01225430285 or if you prefer, use the start your claim page of our website to make further contact.

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  6. zoey

    Not long after switching to a desk job within the company I started with shoulder pain and over the years this turned in to a Frozen shoulder. Working 8 hours per day sat in the same position and only being able to get up for the 15 min morning break, 30 lunch and another 15 in the afternoon due to being on the phone to customers as resulted in me having the operation a few months ago for this. Is there anything I can do? I’ve since found out everyone should have a few mins away from the desk regularly?

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    • Ian Morris

      Employers have a duty of care to ensure that work stations are set up correctly and that appropriate safety measures – such as short breaks and the ability to stand up and move around are provided. You can request a work station assessment from your employer to get alterations made.

      Please call us on 01225430285 and we’ll then investigate your claim for you.

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      • zoey

        Desk set up & equipment provided however frequent and short breaks were not. Occupational Health advised this should be followed for every member of staff.

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        • Ian Morris

          We would like to investigate your potential claim in more detail. So that we can help you, please use our start your claim for compensation form to provide some further information to us. We’ll then contact you and offer some help. Remember, we offer a no obligation no win no fee service so you can discuss your situation with us and understand your rights and options regarding the injuries you have sustained.

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  7. Danielle

    I slipped on the stairs outside my flat and broke my collar bone with extensive tissue damage. There is no lighting downstairs, outside, any rubber grips on the steps themselves or reflective strips on them and bearing in mind it’s a tiled floor and very slippery this seems wrong! Is there a possibility of a claim? I am going to also report this to my housing,this happened on saturday just gone. Many thanks.

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    • Ian Morris

      It is certainly important to report the incident and your injuries to the housing association/landlords and to do so in writing to ensure that appropriate evidence of your injuries and the incident is in place.

      This is a matter we would like to look further in to and would like to see some photographs and perhaps a brief video clip of the area in question. It would be helpful if you could take photographs of the steps in daylight – both close up and some from slightly further away and also perhaps a brief video clip of the are in darkness – following the route you took when you fell. If you could email these photographs to us at justice@direct2compensation.co.uk along with your contact number, we’ll review this for you and then contact you to discuss a No Win No Fee claim for compensation.

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  8. Oliver

    I worked as an auditor between 2007 and 2014 travelling between offices with a one strap laptop bag which was carried over one shoulder. My left shoulder is now really damaged from what I can only imagine was this job. Is it my fault for not buying a backpack or should the employer have given this. How could I prove anything either?

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    • Ian Morris

      The main ‘problems’ you would face in now attempting to pursue a claim are the time lapsed between that work and now (6 years) and the fact that any claim must be made within 3 years of the date of an injury or 3 years from the date of knowledge (the point at which you should have known you were injured), also proving a causal link between that work, the shoulder strap and the injury now is likely to be impossible.

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  9. Annettefleetwood

    I had a injury at work which has caused torn ligaments. I have had 3 lots of cortisone injections but still in pain so I’m waiting for an operation. I lost wages from work to time off with pain in my shoulder, it’s been going on 18 months, how much compensation should I get?

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    • Ian Morris

      We can’t accurately provide any realistic advice on what amount of compensation you may receive as we just don’t know how well your recovery will go or whether you will ever recover. Therefore, the potential value of your claim could continue to rise.

      What we can do is help you make a claim with our specialist accident at work Solicitors who would ensure that expert medical reports were obtained in order that a proper understanding of your long term recovery prospects was known so that your claim was settled at the correct amount. The Solicitors would also ensure that any loss of income and out of pocket expenses were also recovered to ensure that you were adequately compensated for the pain and discomfort of the injury, your loss of income and the stress of the situation caused to you.

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  10. mike

    hi , I work in a large furniture store and about 5 weeks ago a delivery of new display beds was made to the store, there was no else available to unload the very heavy beds so myself and a college who are both in our 60s helped unload off a lorry and take them upstairs and unpack and assemble.
    While I was dragging a very headboard I felt a sharp pain in my shoulder but thought nothing of it.
    A couple of days later it was still quite painfully and whilst I was gardening I slipped and fell on my aching shoulder again did not think much of it.
    The next morning when I woke up I could not move and my shoulder was extremely painful.
    I phoned in sick but the next day when I woke up I was in such pain I went to a&e by taxi and was told I had torn a ligament and was given strong pain killers and my arm was put in a sling and told it would take months to heal. I stayed off work for 8 days.
    Five weeks later I am still in lots of pain and if try to lift my shoulder becomes very painful.
    Do I have any claim against my employer?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      You may well have a claim against your employer. Has your employer ever provided you with manual handling training and advised you how to lift and move safely? Whilst the item you were lifting may not have exceeded the safe lifting weight, due to the size and shape of the item it could well be the case that it should have been a 2 person lift.

      We would be happy to help you look further in to making a claim against your employer. You can call our team on 01225430285 or ask us to contact you at a time that suits you to get your claim started.

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  11. Nima

    I used to work for a car rental company where we did a lot of driving collecting cars etc. about 10 years ago and I had a serious car accident which was not my fault and the car was written off. Many years later I started developing problems with my knees and shoulders and I have not had any joint issues at all before that or other illnesses etc. I have seen a few different doctors over the years for the issues and only recently was it suggested to me by a doctor that a serious impact could have damaged the joints and it might only show up many years later. During the accident both my knees hit the dash and I was holding the wheel with both arms so I had a sudden jolt in my shoulders too but at the time I didn’t have any pain to just went back to work. A report was written etc in the system. The joint issues I now deal with on a daily basis have changed my life as I can’t do many things I used to such as sports or exercise also my work is mainly computer based and my shoulders give me a lot of pain when using a computer now and had to take over a year off work to help with the recovery and stayed with family to support me.

    I am not sure what my options are if this is something I can claim through my employer at the time etc as it has really affected my quality of life.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Unfortunately, you are out of limitation under UK law and cannot pursue a claim. The law relating to personal injury claims in the UK requires any claim to be made within 3 years of the date of the accident. Any attempt to claim beyond the 3rd anniversary of the accident date will not be accepted.

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  12. DENISE

    I work in a nursing home, 27 months ago one of my duties were to clean the store cupboard, as i was stacking boxes a memory foam mattress which was stacked on its end slipped down and brushed against my leg causing me to fall forward. I put my arms out to protect myself and hurt my shoulder. I informed the nurse on shift who thought i should seek medical attention at a&e, my husband was working away and my daughter had 5 children to look after. I carried on my shift after taking pain relief, during my shift the pain was getting more intense and by morning the pain was off the scale. I managed to drive home which was probably against the law. I phoned my daughter and she phoned for an ambulance.
    She also phoned my work place and complained to them that they should of had a duty of care towards me as an employee, and told them that she had phoned for an ambulance as she thought i had broken my collar bone. Which was the case. After my treatment and returned home i informed my employer told them what had happened and for the nurse on shift to do a report. Am i entitled to make a claim? The bone is still broke and causing pain and discomfort still.

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    • Ian Morris

      As long as your injury happened within the past 3 years (and you have said it was 27 months ago, so you are still inside that period), you have every right to make a claim.

      We would gladly help you make your claim for compensation. Please call our team on 01225430285 or if you prefer, you can ask us to call you.

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  13. ROB

    I TRIPPED ON A STRAP IN WORK AND INJURED MY SHOULDER, I HAVE BEEN OUT FROM WORK FOR 4 WEEKS SICK AND NOT ABLE TO RETURN FOR A WHILE, I HAVE GIVEN MY EMPLOYER A WEEKS NOTICE, CAN I STILL CLAIM COMPENSATION?

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    • Ian Morris

      The right to pursue a claim for compensation after an accident at work does not cease when the employee leaves the business, so you do retain your right to make your claim. Before you leave the employer, ensure that the details of the incident have been recorded in the work accident book if you can.

      You have 3 years to pursue your claim for compensation and given your description of the cause of your shoulder injury, our initial view is that you have a good claim with a likelihood that our Solicitors would be able to pursue the matter successfully for you. If you were to succeed with a claim, you would be able to recover compensation for the shoulder injury, the value of which would only be known later in the process once a medical expert can give a recovery prognosis and also you would be able to recover any lost income. costs incurred or losses that are due to the injury.

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  14. Helen

    Hi i work as a checkout operator and have just had a large shoulder operation most likely due to lifting heavy items over a conveyor belt. I have been off 10 weeks and still in recovery. My employers are asking me to do phase return. My consultant, physio and GP say i am not ready and my sicknote runs out on 2nd December and not been signed off by consultant yet. I am sure my shoulder needed extensive surgery as a result of my job. What would u suggest?

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    • Ian Morris

      Firstly, with regards to whether or not you are able to return to work we suggest that you speak with both your Consultant and your employer. A phased return is the safest and best way for any person to return to work over a gradual and phased process. You should find out what work your employer wants you to do and find out if it is possible to perform light duties that do not require use of the shoulder etc. You should then discuss the same with your consultant to see if they are happy for you to do such work. If yes, great. If no, then you should follow your Consultants instructions.

      With regards to the injury to your shoulder and making a claim against your employer, it is the case that you will need to establish that your injury was caused by your work and not an age related condition and that your employer has been negligent towards your health and safety at work. Your Consultant should be able to advise you as to whether or not (in their view) your injury is consistent with the work you were doing. If so, you should then look at what training and support your employer provided to minimise the risk of such an injury. Perhaps the employer has not provided you with the correct manual handling training or given you a work station that forced you to over-stretch to lift or move items of weight? If this (or similar) is the case, a claim may well be an appropriate next step.

      Finally, you need to consider when your symptoms first materialised and confirm whether or not they developed within the past 3 years. If you first attended your GP with symptoms more than 3 years ago, you would likely be out of limitation and unable to make your claim. However, if less than 3 years has passed you should contact us to further discuss this situation.

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  15. Carolyn

    I tripped over a carpet at work badly dislocating my shoulder there are bits of carpet everywhere and they are not taped down to make customers aware that they could be a hazard.

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    • Ian Morris

      You should report the accident to the employer and record the details in their accident book. If possible (and it may well not be possible), it would be good to obtain some photographic evidence of the carpet and the dangerous condition of it.

      We would be very happy to assist you in pursuing a claim for the injury to your shoulder and any associated losses as it would appear that you may well have a very strong claim for compensation. To speak further with us and find out how we can help you, please call us or ask us to call you and we’ll be only too happy to help you.

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  16. Joe

    I got injured at work lifting a very heavy carpet with a colleague. It was a 4 man lift of which I notified the management, but all they said was “you’ll be fine”! I have been signed off for 5 weeks with a sprained rotator cuff in my shoulder. Can I make a claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      Your employer would appear to have disregarded their obligations to your health and safety at work by ignoring your concerns about the working method and possible risk of injury and as you have then sustained injury, you have every right to make a claim against their insurance for the pain and discomfort of your injury and for any associated loss of income and incurred costs.

      The initial process would be for us to take some further information about your injury, your work and what has happened. We would then pass that to one of our specialist expert Solicitors who would have a further conversation with you before commencing a claim on a No Win No Fee basis.

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  17. Scott

    My wife was injured on the job, she hurt her shoulder lifting and setting up multiple tables by herself. She thought nothing of it and worked through the pain. A week later she is not only suffering physical pain ,but now emotional pain due to not knowing if she will make it through the day. She was not told to seek medical help or did the employer fill out an incident report. Now she is thinking of just quitting and living with her pain, I advised to see a Dr and to seek advice. What should she do in this situation?

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    • Ian Morris

      In this matter, a key point of relevance will be what (if any) training the employer provided to your wife regarding manual handling and whether or not they provided any guidance or equipment to assist with the safe moving of the multiple tables. If the employer has failed in either obligation, your wife should address that in any report she makes.

      This could be a matter that warrants pursuit as a claim for compensation and we would be happy to further discuss this with your wife to help her understand whether or not we can take this further.

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  18. Tan

    I work in a nursery. I’ve torn a ligament in my right shoulder before and I have had pains in it for roughly 4 years. However, it started again 2 weeks ago at work. The advised tablets and remedies are now not working because I’m still attending work and doing a lot of physical things and my shoulder is not healing. If anything, it’s getting worse but I have to go in because I won’t get paid. What do I do?

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    • Ian Morris

      You mention that you have a history of trouble with the right shoulder and as some of that history dates back for 4 years, you may face an issue of limitation if you now make a claim. Any claim within the UK for personal injury compensation must be made within 3 years. As such, some of your trouble is clearly outside of that time frame.

      However, with the ‘new’ or recent return of the problems, you could possibly make a claim for the exacerbation of your problem. However, to succeed with your claim you’ll need to be able to link it to an area of employer negligence or an incident at your workplace. You mention doing lots of physical work. With this in mind, we would need to know what you have been doing and what (if any) training the employer has provided to you to attempt to minimise the risk of injury.

      If we can identify a route to help you make a claim for compensation, you would be able to do so on a No Win No Fee basis. If you were to succeed with a claim, you would be able to recover lost income if you were to take a period off work to enable you to recover.

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  19. Molly

    My son is a roofer. The guard rail gave way when he lent on it. He fell from the roof to the ground. Now has bruising in the shoulder and a bubble of fluid and a tear. His employer is not happy. Asking for advice.

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    • Ian Morris

      In this case, it would be reasonable and just to make a claim for the injuries he sustained at work. Whether the claim is against his employer or due to another party (whoever erected or has responsibility for the safety and maintenance of the site most likely), he would appear to have a valid claim for compensation.

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  20. Kate

    I fell down stairs on my way from the work car park to the office. I fell forwards and ended up dislocating a shoulder, injuring my elbow, knee and ankle on one side and the knee on the other side. I went to hospital in an ambulance for the shoulder to be put back in. It was very cold and icy on the day I fell as well as a lot of dead compacted leaves on the stairs. After my fall, someone from the company arranged for the stairs to be cleared. Do I have grounds to pursue a claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      There certainly is grounds to pursue a claim for compensation. Whether or not you would succeed with the claim is yet to be established, but given the apparent long term problem of the compacted leaves on the stairs, it would appear that the employer had ample opportunity to have the hazard removed before you fell. It is helpful to your claim that the employer did arrange for the hazard to be removed after your accident, but that is not an admission of liability.

      We would be very happy to assist you further with a claim for compensation.

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  21. terry

    I sustained injury to my shoulder through carrying steps at least 6km a day for ten months at work. A decision was made by the management to collect all steps from buildings and keep them in one place which meant we had to carry them with us all day long.

    I repeatedly asked time and again at work to have this sorted out and brought the subject up at meetings and was told we should not be carrying steps up the road. I have now been off work for a year and my pay stopped in November.

    My ultrasound report says that I have a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder. I have since had operation to repair the rotator cuff muscles and damaged tendon. Where do I stand?

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    • Ian Morris

      Whether or not you are expected to carry the steps during the day may not be the issue here. However, whether or not the employer has provided you with training to carry the item safely, equipment to enable you to carry the item safely or indeed properly risk assess asking you to carry the item all day is the issue.

      Given the severity of your injury and the loss of income, it would seem wise to bring this matter to the attention of one of our specialist workplace injury expert Solicitors. We note that you’ve also used the ‘start a claim’ page of our website and provided your contact details. One of our team will call you to discuss this in more detail with you.

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  22. Ahmed

    Hi, can i make claim? I get my neck pain and my shoulder because I had a hard job. I have been working for 6 year in the same place I have asked to changed my job but they refused. I have a lot of pain and I get medication 4 times a day and waiting for surgery for my neck.

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    • Ian Morris

      You can’t simply make a claim because you develop an injury – even if it is serious – or because your job is physically hard. However, you can make a claim if the injury has been caused as a result of a lack of employer training, their failure to provide you with the correct equipment and tools to work safely and been negligent in their approach to your health and safety at work.

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  23. Ang

    Hi, I was injured at work. I was helping put the delivery away and we have a truck with a long arm on it for carpets. The guy was reversing it into the yard and because it was at foot level i didn’t see it. So I fell and hurt my shoulder and have a minor break to radial head, the doctor said around 6 weeks recovery. I went to A&E and back to work following day. Just wondering is this worth perusing? The pain is rather bad and I’m single mother so hard to get dressed etc, all healthy and safety completed in work and the incident was put in the accident book.

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    • Ian Morris

      Given the injury you have suffered and the trouble that it will cause you whilst you recover, it is certainly worthwhile further investigating this matter for you. It is good to see that you have made an accident book entry with your employer as this helps to provide important evidence to support any claim that may follow for the injuries that you sustained.

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  24. Jonathan

    Hello there,
    I was just wondering if you can give me some advice on a situation that happened at work. Another colleague who was working with me on a roof had an argument with me and resulted in him kicking me from behind as I was about to leave the roof via a door, I then grabbed him to stop him attacking me as he was double my size he threw me to the floor then we wrestled. I was constantly trying to get him away from me during the process he landed on me and dislocated my shoulder and my face was cut and I have a bruise on nose and eye. Also I had a knee op 12 days prior that also made my knee in some pain.

    There are more details to this situation but this is the main details which I have mentioned depending on how work deal with this I would like to take legal action with this situation.

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    • Ian Morris

      Did you report this matter to your employer and the Police? From the initial description information you have provided, I cannot (at this stage) see how the employer could be held liable as the actions that cause you injury rest with the colleague who attacked you and not due to employer negligence. To that end, as things stand the only route to compensation that I can see is via the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

      We have specialist Solicitors able to pursue claims via the CICA and if you would like to investigate making a claim via this route, please contact us. To qualify for a CICA claim, you must report the matter to the Police, cooperate with the Police and seek medical attention for your injuries.

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  25. Deborah kent

    I am a lunchtime supervisor and after school leader at my local school. In 2016 I was in the playground near the basket ball court and I had a special needs child stood next to me. A year six kicked a basket ball and it headed straight for the special needs child, so I put my arm out to stop it hitting him. The force of the ball pushed my arm/shoulder back so hard that I grabbed it and pulled it forward. I had to go in and I documented it in a book we have on us all the time. The pain became worse and ended up on strong pain killers from my doctors, three cortisone injections as it turned to frozen shoulder, and physio. In the end I had to have an operation, five months off and extended physiotherapy in the hydro pool. Is there help I can get?

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    • Ian Morris

      We could help you find out whether or not you can pursue a claim for compensation if you give us a call so that we can find out a little more information and help you get some advice.

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  26. Liz

    I was injured in a car accident at work in 2011 and received compensation for a shoulder injury. Six years on I now need surgery on it. Can I make an additional claim? Thank you for your assistance.

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    • Ian Morris

      Sadly you cannot return to an old claim that has been settled and seek further damages. Any settlement that was made for this accident would have been full and final and should have included any value apportioned to future medical costs or surgical interventions.

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  27. Kate

    During a house viewing with an agent I fell down the stairs and was taken to hospital by ambulance. After an X-ray it showed I had dislocated my shoulder. I don’t know how it happened (cause) just that I was injured. I’m worried about long term complications, which could be a possibility and loss of earnings (statutory sick pay only) whilst I recover. So I’m not sure what to do or where I stand?

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    • Ian Morris

      You can only pursue a claim for compensation if you believe that someone else is/was responsible for your accident by way of negligence. To succeed with a claim you will have to identify a hazard or cause that lead you to fall down the stairs. If you are unable to identify a defect or hazard or apportion any blame to the 3rd party no Solicitor will be able to pursue a claim for you.

      Clearly, you have sustained a nasty injury to your shoulder and as such, if you could identify a defect or hazard at the top of the stairs that lead to you falling you could look to pursue a claim for what may well be sizeable damages.

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  28. James Allan

    Can i claim against my employer which they paid me off in 2013?

    1. when i injured my shoulders in clearing ice from a path my spade hit a risen slab in which the pain shook me from my hands up to my shoulders, i reported it to my upline boss. Over the years since 2011 till 2013 i’ve been fighting my case. But my boss didnt report it that i had an accident.

    2. when i first went to see doctor told him what happened but i’ve found out that he didn’t put it in my medical notes all he said was get some physio. This is 2017 my symptoms have got worse, my wife is my carer i’m now only on benefits. Can i sue them both?

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    • Ian Morris

      If your accident happened in 2013, you will now be barred under UK law from taking any further action against your employer or their insurers. UK law allows the victims of a non-fault accident a maximum period of 3-years from the date of their accident in which they can make a claim for compensation. Failure to make a claim within that period will leave you statute barred and unable to do anything.

      Also, you mention that your employer has paid you off previously – do you mean that you have accepted a settlement already for the injury? If so you wouldn’t be able to return for further damages anyway – even if it now transpires that your injury is worse than you had initially anticipated.

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  29. Cliff

    Hi, I have a question about 4-5wks ago I tore my ligaments in my shoulder opening a delivery gate. I put in a claim this is all going through. I was put on light duties but was asked by a manager to move a cage into the lockup, and left me unattended, I then injured my shoulder and this was then investigated and now going through to a disciplinary on the grounds I didn’t decline even tho I said to him are you sure I should do that with my shoulder. He had plenty of opportunity to choose a different colleague? This feels like a retaliation as there was no investigation for the 1st incident?

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    • Ian Morris

      You should put your concerns to your employer – in writing. It sounds as if you have a very strong case to defend any disciplinary action your employer is looking in to.

      The employer has no legal grounds to ‘retaliate’ for any claim you are making. Every person has a legal right to pursue a claim for compensation against an employer (or anyone else for that matter) when they have been injured as a result of negligence.

      I wish you all the best.

      Ian

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  30. Sam

    Hello i am a dog groomer, when at work i went to lift a dog out of a bath at the same time the dog decided to jump and i caught it, i had to lift the dog as the bath was broken.
    I thought i pulled a muscle in my back but it was masking what i had done, i had damaged my shoulder.
    So i have had to have surgery seven months later still having physiotherapy twice a week as my shoulder has now gone in to a frozen shoulder have been told may need second surgery.
    Due to not using my shoulder my other shoulder has taken on the stain and is showing signs of a problems, the ultrasound has shown fluid which has capsulated plus frayed tendon when my sick pay run out they gave me my p45 for Christmas. Thank you.

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    • Ian Morris

      Sam

      On the basis of what you have said, it would seem that there is a good argument to be made in your favour regarding a claim for compensation against the employer.

      Your injury was caused as a result of yuour work and if I have understood things correctly, there was an item that was supposed to help with lifting but it was broken (you mentioned that you had to lift the dog because the bath was broken?) – if this is the case, your employer may have to accept liability if you were to make a claim for compensation for this accident at work.

      I would be very happy to discuss this with you and at least get one of our specialist solicitors to review your accident at work details with a view to seeing if a claim for compensation could be pursued. Please call us on 01225430285 or email me your number to: ian@direct2compensation.co.uk as a quick 5 minute chat would enable us to give you a better view on things.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian

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      • Samantha sheppard

        Thank you

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