By Ruth Dolan. Last Updated 10th February 2021. Welcome to our guide to dislocated injury compensation. Do you wish to make a dislocated injury claim for compensation? If you have suffered from a dislocated shoulder, or another dislocated join in an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a joint dislocation claim. Clients often ask us “How much can I claim for a dislocation injury?” This depends on how serious your injuries are and other factors, but many of our clients are awarded dislocation and shoulder injury compensation payouts that are worth tens of thousands of pounds.
We are Accident Claims UK, a well respected personal injury solicitors firm. If you have experienced a shoulder dislocation injury or joint dislocation injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence we can handle your dislocated injury claim for compensation. Call us today to see if you have a legitimate grounds to make a joint dislocation claim and see how much compensation you can claim for dislocated shoulder or another dislocation injury. If we think you have a legitimate case, we will find the right personal injury solicitor to represent your claim, who will proceed right away. Call us today on 0800 073 8801 to enquire about claiming compensation with us now.
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- A Guide To Making A Joint Dislocation Claim
- What Are Dislocated Joint Injuries?
- Joint Dislocation Statistics
- Slip, Trip, And Fall Dislocation Injury Compensation Claims
- Workplace Accidents And Injuries
- Joint Dislocation Injuries Caused By A Road Traffic Accident
- Joint Dislocation Injuries Caused By Negligent Medical Treatment
- Common Causes Of Joint Dislocation Injuries
- How Severe Are These Injuries And What Are The Long Term Effects Of Them?
- What Steps Should You Take After A Dislocation Injury?
- How To Begin My Dislocated Injury Claim
- How Much Can I Claim For A Dislocation Injury?
- No Win No Fee Dislocated Joint Compensation
- Why Make Your Joint Dislocation Claim With Us?
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Did you know that dislocation injuries are a common injury in Britain? In fact, the NHS says the shoulder is one of the easiest joints to dislocate because of the shallowness of the socket.
Dislocation injuries vary in severity, whilst some are easily treated, others have long term consequences and can be quite debilitating.
What can the consequences of a dislocation injury be? A joint dislocation injury can damage the ligaments of the joint, extending the injury time and delaying healing. Because joint and shoulder dislocation injuries can be so debilitating, you may find you have to take an extended time off work, especially if you have a manual job, causing you to lose income.
You may also be reliant on friends or family to help you with everyday tasks such as housework, washing and dressing and be unable to drive during this time as well. As joint and shoulder dislocation injuries can take 12-16 weeks to heal, being out of the game this long can have a detrimental effect on your mental and physical wellbeing as well as finances and quality of life.
If you have been involved in an accident which resulted in you suffering a dislocation injury, you could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in compensation. To find the right solicitor to handle your dislocation injury compensation claim call Accident Claims UK. We are a well-respected personal injury solicitors firm with an excellent track record of winning joint dislocation compensation claims for your clients. Call us today to enquire about making a dislocated injury claim.
A dislocated joint injury is when the two bones that meet at a joint are forcefully pulled away from their regular position. Unfortunately, the dislocation can affect not only the joint but the soft tissue area around the joint as well, such as muscles, ligaments, nerves, and tendons.
Dislocated shoulders are a common injury but dislocation injuries can also affect other joints such as the jaw, elbows, fingers, hips, knees, ankles and elbows. They are very painful injuries which commonly take up to four months to heal. Unfortunately in extreme cases some joint dislocation injuries can leave the sufferer permanently debilitated.
Here are some sobering facts about joint dislocation injuries:
- Between 2019 and 2020, 12% of violence at work incidents included (amongst other injuries) dislocations.
- The average time it takes to recover from a dislocated shoulder is 12-16 weeks. The average time it takes to recover from a dislocated knee injury is 6 weeks.
- Unfortunately, the health risks associated with a joint dislocation injury increases as we get older.
- The health risks associated.
- Unfortunately due to the tissues around the joints not healing properly, people who experience a dislocation injury aged 25-40 often experience a subsequent dislocation.
To learn more about what you can factor into a dislocated injury compensation claim, please get in touch with our team.
Slips, trips and falls can cause a dislocation injury. This is because if you fall and land in an awkward position, the impact may push your joints out of place. Slip, trips and falls can occur anywhere, from a workplace to pavement, to a business such as a shop or a restaurant.
Common causes of slip, trip and fall injuries include spills on the floor which are not immediately mopped up, wet floors (such as recently mopped floors) which are signposted, icy pavements which are not treated and faulty or broken floors.
If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall due to the negligence of another party, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Depending on where your slip, trip or fall accident took place you may be able to make a joint dislocation claim from the local council, your employer or the proprietor of the business where you were injured.
Call Accident Claims UK to enquire about claiming payout for a dislocated shoulder, or other dislocated joint, or what compensation for shoulder injury requiring surgery you could receive.
Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, your employer has a legal requirement to provide you with a safe and hygienic environment. If you are injured or made ill due to a workplace environment which was caused by negligence on the part of your employer then your employer is liable for your injuries.
What workplace hazards could cause workplace dislocation injuries? Your employer could have failed to put measures in place to deal with trip hazards (as discussed before), provided you with faulty tools or equipment which caused a dislocation injury, or if you work in security you may have been assaulted and your employer did not put proper measures in place to protect you.
If you have experienced an accident at work where you suffered a dislocation injury and your employer has liability then you can make a dislocated injury claim against your employer. Call Accident Claims UK to see if you have a legitimate claim and what a dislocated shoulder injury claim value, or other dislocated injury claim value could be.
Motorists have a legal duty of care towards other road users. If a motorist drives or behaves negligently and their negligence causes a road traffic accident (for example, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) then they could be held liable for any injuries they cause. Similarly, a passenger in a car or taxi can claim compensation from the driver if they are injured in a road traffic accident due to negligence on the part of the driver.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident which was not your fault, caused you to suffer a dislocation injury, you could be entitled to make a shoulder dislocation claim or joint dislocation claim. Call Accident Claims UK to enquire about claiming dislocated injury compensation after a car accident or compensation for any other joint dislocation injury due to a road traffic accident. Get started on your personal injury claim by calling us today.
Medical negligence is when a patient receives substandard care from a medical professional, which results in them becoming ill, injured or worsens an existing medical condition. Medical negligence can occur if a medical mistake is made; a doctor prescribes the wrong treatment or the misdiagnosis of an illness, injury or medical condition.
All medical practitioners have a legal duty of care towards their patients, so if you experience medical negligence, leading to a joint dislocation injury or a shoulder dislocation injury, you could sue you joint dislocation compensation.
Remember, medical negligence also includes an injury or medical condition that was worsened by substandard care. Maybe you were prescribed the wrong treatment for your dislocation injury or had it misdiagnosed so it worsened over time. If you think you can make a dislocated injury claim, call Accident Claims UK to see how much your claim is worth.
What are the other common causes of joint dislocation injuries? Here are some other common causes.
Sporting injuries can cause dislocation injuries. Unfortunately, many sports come with inherent risks, especially high impact sports such as rugby, so participants take part at their own risk. However, there are incidents where the sports provider is at fault, for example in an exercise class where the instructor wasn’t properly trained, or because of faulty gym equipment.
Also, a blunt impact from an assault can cause dislocation. If you have been the victim of a violent assault you can claim compensation for your injuries, either from the person who assaulted you, your employer if they failed to take steps to protect you. If you have suffered a dislocation injury that was not your fault, under these circumstances or otherwise, then please call Accident Claims UK to enquire about hiring a personal injury solicitor to help you claim the personal injury compensation that you are entitled to.
Clients frequently ask us “How much can I claim for a dislocation injury?” The severity of your dislocated joint injury and any long term effects you may experience as a result, will affect the size of the joint dislocation compensation settlement that you are awarded. For example, if you suffer a dislocation injury which causes minor tissue damage, which is expected to heal within a couple of weeks, you are likely to receive a smaller payout for a dislocated shoulder, or other dislocated joint.
If you experience a dislocation injury which is more serious, such as a dislocated shoulder injury which caused severe neck injuries and shoulder pain and required surgery, you would be awarded compensation for shoulder injury requiring surgery, which would result in you receiving more compensation.
Similarly, the length of time your dislocated shoulder or dislocation injury is likely to take to heal will be taken into account when calculating how much your dislocated injury claim is worth. If the injury is likely to have a serious effect on your income, for example, if you will have to take a long time off work, or a serious effect on your career prospects, for example, you have to retrain for a new career or give up responsibilities at work because of your injuries, then this will be taken into account in your dislocated injury compensation payout package.
Please note the advice below is not medical advice. If you experience a serious dislocated joint injury you should seek medical help immediately.
If you experience a joint dislocation injury which was caused by an accident that was not your fault, you should make sure that you collect as much evidence as possible to support your dislocated injury claim. This will help your personal injury solicitor build a case against the defendant.
If you suffer a dislocation injury that was not your fault, you should take the following steps to build an effective personal injury claim:
Take photos of the hazard that caused your accident and the injury it caused if it left any visible effects. If you are involved in a road traffic accident, photograph the vehicles being towed.
- Gather as much evidence as you can. Use your mobile phone to take photos of the accident and make sure it clearly shows the location and time the injury occurred. If it’s a road accident, make sure you take the photos before the vehicles are towed. Include a date stamp if possible.
- Talk to witnesses of the accident. Take down their contact details, as they may be required to give evidence as your case proceeds. if possible take a statement from them as well.
- When you are treated for your injuries by a doctor, be sure to get a copy of your medical report. This will have details of your injury, which will serve as evidence. It will also contain information about how long it may take you to recover, what treatment you may need and any other specific details. This will help to determine the size of the dislocation or shoulder injury compensation payout you are entitled to receive.
- Report the accident to your manager if you experienced a dislocation accident at work or to the business owner or manager if you are injured on business premises, such as a shop.
- Keep receipts from all your expenses associated with your injury. You may be able to claim these back as special damages and what’s more, they will serve as evidence to support your joint dislocation claim.
Talk to Accident Claims UK. We offer all potential claimants free legal advice on what steps to take after a dislocation accident and how to claim joint dislocation compensation. Please note that there is a personal injury claims time limit of three years in the UK. So if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, be sure to contact Accident Claims UK as soon as possible to get started on your personal injury claim.
If you think you have legitimate grounds to make a dislocated injury compensation claim, call Accident Claims UK today. You will be put through to one of our friendly advisors who will listen to the details of your accident and injury, judge whether or not you could make a joint dislocation claim and how much your dislocation injury compensation claim could be worth. We will then find the right personal injury lawyer to represent your claim and with your permission will proceed with your claim right away.
Clients often ask us “What is a shoulder injury claim value?” or “How much can I claim for a dislocation injury?” How much your claim is worth is an important question, as you want to be compensated for the right amount for your pain and suffering. Please consult our dislocated shoulder injury compensation calculator, which includes compensation amounts for all dislocated joint injuries. Your compensation for injury amount will be calculated based on the type of personal injury you suffered and how severe it was.
|Type of injury||Severity||Settlement||Notes|
|Shoulder dislocation||Severe||£18,020 to £45,070||Severe dislocation possibly leading to permanent disabilities. May be bone injuries.|
|Knee dislocation||Severe||£24,580 to £90,290||Injuries which are moderately serious could include soft tissue damage|
|Thumb dislocation||Severe||£11,820 to £32,850||Including pain and suffering|
|Jaw dislocation||Mild to serious||£6,060 to £42,730||From simple fractures to those that cause permanent damage.|
|Elbow dislocation||Mild to moderate||Up to £11,820||Recovery mayy take several weeks with severe loss of mobility.|
|Ankle dislocation||Minor||Up to £12,900||Difficulty walking and soft tissue injuries|
|Hip dislocation||Severe||£73,580 to £122,860||May lead to a hip replacement in the most serious cases.|
|Kneecap dislocation||Less serious||£13,920 to £24,580||Accompanied by soft tissue injuries.|
|Wrist dislocation||Moderate||Rarely exceed £9,620||Less serious injuries which can be recovered from, though it takes longer than for simple fractures.|
|Leg dislocation||Moderate||£26,050 to £36,790||No other injuries present.|
|Pelvis dislocation||Severe||£73,580 to £122,860||Most serious cases will need surgery to correct the area.|
Of course, this personal injury claims calculator generates automated compensation amounts. It cannot take your full circumstances into account, so can’t be 100% accurate. For a more personalised shoulder injury compensation payouts prediction, call Accident Claims UK today. One of our friendly advisors will inform you how much personal injury compensation you could claim for your joint dislocation injury.
At Accident Claims UK we understand that suffering a dislocated joint injury can be a debilitating experience, which can affect your ability to work. Many victims are forced to take time off work and worse, in extreme cases have to leave work altogether and train for a new career. Therefore suing for joint dislocation compensation can be a gamble with your finances as you have to pay an upfront fee and even in strong cases, aren’t guaranteed to win.
Therefore Accident Claims UK offers claimants a no win no fee service, formerly known as a Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA). This means that you will only have to pay your fee if you win your compensation claim. There’s nothing to pay unless you win, so there is no financial risk to you. For many clients no win no fee is more affordable and a good way of avoiding further stress after a traumatic experience. Call Accident Claims UK to enquire about making a no win no fee claim today.
You’ve reached the end of our guide to making a dislocated injury compensation claim.
If you have been injured due to a joint dislocation accident that wasn’t your fault, you can make a dislocated injury claim today. Why choose Accident Claims UK’s personal injury lawyers to handle your claim? We are a well respected personal injury solicitor, who fight with diligence and integrity to get our clients the joint dislocation compensation that they are entitled to.
If you think you are entitled to make a joint dislocation claim, call Accident Claims UK today. We will provide you with an excellent solicitor to handle your claim. Please call us today for your free legal consultation and to get started on your claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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Dislocated Injury Compensation and Dislocated Injury Claim FAQs
How much is injury compensation?
Injury compensation differs. If you’ve been severely injured with lasting effects, you could be entitled to more compensation than a person who, for example, suffered a simple dislocation of a thumb. However, how the accident affected your mental wellbeing and finances could be added to your compensation amount, meaning you could, in theory, recover more than someone with a worse physical injury.
What are the two types of injury claims?
Injury claims are broken into two main heads of compensation: special damages and general damages. Special damages recompense you for financial loss. General damages cover your physical and mental suffering as well as the injury’s impact on your enjoyment of life.
Is a dislocation a major injury?
A dislocation can often be seen as a non-major injury. However, if it leads to physical disability, surgery or loss of mobility, it could be seen as a major injury.
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