Frozen shoulder is a condition that leads to chronic painful stiffness of the shoulder joint. It occurs when the tissue around the shoulder joint becomes inflamed.
If you are suffering from frozen shoulder following an accident or negligence, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Contact our team today for no-obligation, free advice on your potential claim by calling 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online.
Causes of frozen shoulder
Frozen shoulder most commonly occurs following an injury, perhaps sustained in a road traffic accident or accident at work.
Repetitive strain injury
Frozen shoulder can be a type of repetitive strain injury that develops following repetitive movement over a prolonged period. It sometimes arises in people who regularly carry out manual handling tasks that involve excessive pressure being placed on the shoulder joint (such as lifting) as part of their job.
Symptoms of frozen shoulder
Frozen shoulder affects the joint, muscles and tendons around the shoulder. It is characterised by pain and stiffness that gradually spreads across the shoulder and, sometimes, down the top of the arm. Often, frozen shoulder pain makes movement difficult. For some people, it gets worse at night, which can make it hard to sleep.
Claiming frozen shoulder compensation
Frozen shoulder can last for months, or even years, although the pain and stiffness will usually go away eventually. Until this point, your frozen shoulder injury is likely to have a significant impact on your everyday life. You may find it difficult to carry out normal day-to-day activities such as driving, cleaning or getting washed and dressed.
You might also find that you are unable to work for a while. Or you might only be able to do so by working reduced hours or in a different, less manual role. If you have been unable to work as a result of your injury, our solicitors may be able to help you claim for loss of earnings. We can also help you claim for other expenses associated with your injury. These might include as travel expenses to and from doctor’s appointments or the cost of physiotherapy or medication.
How much compensation can I claim for frozen shoulder?
Every case is different, but most people who claim for frozen shoulder receive between £6,290 and £10,180. However, as mentioned above, if you have taken time off work to recover from your injury, you may be able to claim back your loss of earnings. This will likely increase the value of your claim.
Making a frozen shoulder compensation claim with Jefferies
At Jefferies, our expert personal injury solicitors can help you through the legal process from start to finish. We will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and will work hard to secure you the compensation settlement you deserve. We normally work on a no win, no fee basis. This means that in the unlikely event that your claim fails, you will not have to pay us a penny.
To find out if you have grounds to claim, please call our friendly team on 0800 342 3206 or contact us online via this website.