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Shoulder injury compensation – personal injury claim advice from leading UK personal injury solicitor

If you have suffered a shoulder injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your personal injury.

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. It is easily subject to injury because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain stable, the shoulder must be anchored by its muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Some shoulder problems arise from the disruption of these soft tissues as a result of injury or from overuse or underuse of the shoulder.

We have represented clients who have suffered a shoulder injury in a range of situations including;

The Claim Solicitors are a leading personal injury solicitor in the UK and have won compensation claims for thousands of people who have been injured in a variety of circumstances. Our approach is to provide a friendly and efficient service to make the process of claiming compensation as straightforward as possible.

We offer a no win, no fee service.  This means that our clients don’t pay a penny in up front costs.  What’s more, if you lose your case, you won’t pay anything at all.  No win, no fee, is exactly what it sounds like.

If you have been sustained an injury in an accident that was not your fault and would like to make a claim for personal injury compensation, or if you would like to discuss in confidence any matter related to a personal injury claim, please call our claim team on 0800 197 32 32 or complete the claim assessment opposite.

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Shoulder details
The shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone) (see diagram). Two joints facilitate shoulder movement. The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is located between the acromion (part of the scapula that forms the highest point of the shoulder) and the clavicle. The glenohumeral joint, commonly called the shoulder joint, is a ball-and-socket type joint that helps move the shoulder forward and backward and allows the arm to rotate in a circular fashion or hinge out and up away from the body. (The "ball" is the top, rounded portion of the upper arm bone or humerus; the "socket," or glenoid, is a dish-shaped part of the outer edge of the scapula into which the ball fits.) The capsule is a soft tissue envelope that encircles the glenohumeral joint. It is lined by a thin, smooth synovial membrane.

The bones of the shoulder are held in place by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Tendons are tough cords of tissue that attach the shoulder muscles to bone and assist the muscles in moving the shoulder. Ligaments attach shoulder bones to each other, providing stability. For example, the front of the joint capsule is anchored by three glenohumeral ligaments.

The rotator cuff is a structure composed of tendons that, with associated muscles, holds the ball at the top of the humerus in the glenoid socket and provides mobility and strength to the shoulder joint.

Two filmy sac-like structures called bursae permit smooth gliding between bone, muscle, and tendon. They cushion and protect the rotator cuff from the bony arch of the acromion.

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How can The Claim Solicitors help?
If the accident that you have had was not your fault and you have suffered a shoulder injury, you should consider making a claim. Everyone is entitled to choose their own solicitor to act for them. If your insurance company puts you in touch with their recommended solicitor, you do not have to use them. You are free to instruct The Claim Solicitors to help you claim. With us there is no risk. Give us a call on 0800 197 32 32 or complete the form opposite and we will call you back to discuss your claim.

If you would like a guide to how much compensation you are likely to receive for your injury, click here to go to our compensation calculator page.