Where the forces involved in an accident are particularly serious and where the neck has suffered a particularly bad injury either in the form of a severe soft tissue damage or disc damage then it is not uncommon for the pain to radiate from the neck into the shoulder and down into the arm.
That can also lead to symptoms of numbness and tingling down the arm and into the hand and fingers.
The role of the shoulder
From manual handling in the workplace, to playing sports, performing domestic chores and carrying the children around the home, the shoulder is essential to the performance of so many everyday tasks.
As such, if you have suffered a shoulder injury as a result of another person's negligence – for example the actions of an employer or road user – it is essential that you consider your possible right to compensation for pain, suffering, lost earnings and medical expenses.
How much might your claim be worth?
There is a great degree of variation in the size of shoulder injury compensation payouts. However, smaller value claims (for example, minor muscle tears) are usually met with payouts of between £4,000 and £5,000 while claims for shoulder injuries that require surgery and cause longer term disability may be compensable with settlements of around £30,000.
Thompsons personal injury solicitors
If you have been involved in a road accident and suffered injuries as a result, contact our specialist No Win No Fee compensation lawyers FREE on 0800 0891331 or complete the compensation claim form and we will strive to ensure that you receive your full rights under the law.
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