Can I Make A Dislocation Injury Claim?

Have you suffered a dislocation injury in an accident caused by negligence from a third party that should have been adhering to the duty of care they owed you? If so you could be eligible to receive compensation in a personal injury claim.

When you suffer a dislocation injury it can seriously impact your well-being. You may only have a minor dislocation that results in some stiffness and discomfort. However, the dislocation could be a lot more serious and may result in a long-term disability.

Making a dislocation injury claim guide

Making a dislocation injury claim guide

If you or a loved one suffered this type of injury whether in a road accident, at work, in a public area, due to the negligence of a third party that had a responsibility towards your well being you could make a personal injury claim. Your claim could be valid if you can show you were not responsible. In short, providing you can show negligence on the part of someone else, you could make a dislocation injury claim.

To read more about this type of injury and how you could seek compensation, please continue reading our guide. To speak to one of our advisers about a dislocation injury claim, please call our freephone number 0161 696 9685.

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A Guide On Making A Dislocation Injury Claim

The NHS estimates that dislocation injuries can take anything from 12 to 16 weeks to fully heal. When you suffer this type of injury you could be off work for that length of time. You could need assistance whether from family, friends, or a paid caregiver. Simple tasks could turn into difficult chores especially if you have suffered a severe dislocation.

We have produced this guide on claiming compensation for dislocation injuries to provide information on when you could make a claim against a responsible party. We cover the process of starting a claim and we offer an idea on the sort of compensation you could receive.

Our guide also provides valuable information on how a No Win No Fee lawyer could represent you. Furthermore, we explain the benefits of signing a Conditional Fee Agreement and how it means you don’t pay upfront.

To discuss a dislocation injury claim with one of our advisers, please get in touch by phoning the number at the top of the page. A friendly member of our team will provide free advice and review your case. If they can see that your case may be awarded compensation they can offer to match you to a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor. Any case that is taken on will be under No Win No Fee terms.

Dislocation Injury Compensation Calculator

You may be wondering what level of compensation would be awarded for a dislocation injury. The amount of compensation you get would depend on the severity of the injury and the prognosis. That said, the Judicial College Guidelines publishes compensation amounts paid out to claimants in personal injury claims. As such, the table below provides an idea of how much you could receive in a successful dislocation injury claim.

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Part of body affected Severity Potential compensation based on the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG)
Dislocation of the Thumb Severe £3,710 to £6,360
Dislocation of the Knee Moderate (i) £13,920 to £24,580
Dislocation of the Neck Severe (iii) £42,680 to £52,540
Dislocation of the Neck Moderate (i) £23,460 to £36,120
Dislocation of the Shoulder Serious (b) £11,980 to £18,020
Dislocation of the Pelvis and Hip Severe (i) £73,580 to £122,860
Dislocation of the Pelvis and Hip Severe (ii) £58,100 to £73,580

For a more accurate idea of how much a claim could be worth, please get in touch with one of our advisers today. We offer an initial consultation which is free of charge. This allows one of our advisers the chance to review your case. If we find you have a good chance of being successful, a member of our team will introduce you to a solicitor who offers No Win No Fee terms.

Types Of Damages Awarded For Soft Tissue Injuries

You will receive general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity. However, you could also receive special damages for out of pocket expenses.

Special damages cover the following:

  • Property damage
  • Travel expenses
  • Medical costs
  • Care costs
  • Home/vehicle adaptation and assistance
  • Prescription costs
  • Medical aids which include wheelchairs and crutches
  • Rehabilitation expenses which include mental and physical therapy
  • Loss of earnings and future income

To speak to an adviser about special damages, please call or use our online contact form and a member of the team will get back to you.

What Is A Dislocation Injury?

A dislocation injury occurs when a bone is forced out of the socket joint. When you suffer a dislocation, it can affect the nerves, ligaments, tendons, and muscles as well as the joint itself. Typical dislocations occur in shoulders, knees, hips, ankles, toes, fingers, and jaws. This type of injury can be extremely painful and could lead to a permanent disability.

To discuss a claim with a member of our team, please call us or fill out our contact form. An expert adviser will get back to you and provide free advice on how best to go forward with a claim. You could be introduced to a solicitor who agrees to act on your behalf on a No Win No Fee basis when it is established you have grounds to sue.

What Are The Symptoms Of A Dislocated Joint?

The symptoms associated with a dislocated joint could include the following:

  • Pain and discomfort in the affected joint
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Joint instability
  • Loss of movement in affected joint
  • The Joint is visibly deformed with the bone seeming out of place

If you think you have suffered a dislocation injury, you should seek advice from a medical professional. It is not a legal requirement to have a solicitor work on your case for you but generally, they will have the experience to know how to pursue your case. Call our advisors to discuss the benefits of working with a solicitor.

Causes Of Dislocated Joints

Dislocated joint injuries typically happen due to some kind of trauma. This includes any of the following:

However, a dislocation can also occur when you are doing normal everyday things. When the tendons and muscles around your joints are weak, they can be more easily forced apart.

To discuss a claim with a member of our team, please call the number at the top of the page. An adviser can assess whether you have grounds to make a personal injury claim.

Dislocation Injuries Caused By Slips And Falls

Dislocation injuries can happen when you slip, trip or fall. This happens because the impact of hitting the ground often places a tremendous amount of pressure on the ligaments that support your joints. You could slip and fall anywhere, whether at work, in a supermarket, shop, or a public place.

If you suffered a dislocation injury when you slipped, tripped, and fell you could seek compensation if you can prove that the accident in which caused your injury happened because there was a breach in the duty of care that is owed to you. Generally, a duty of care is owed by other road users through the Highway Code. At work, your employer owes you a duty of care that is applied by the Health And Safety At Work Act etc 1974 and when out in public the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 enforces a duty of care so that occupiers create safe spaces.

When this type of accident happens in the workplace because your employer is negligent, you would file a claim against your employer. All employers must have liability insurance so it is the insurance provider that will handle your claim.

To find out who could be liable for the injury you suffered, please get in touch with an adviser today. A member of our team will review your case and provide free advice on how best to go forward with a claim. If your case is deemed valid, we can connect you to a No Win No Fee lawyer who could act on your behalf.

Dislocated Joints Caused By Workplace Accidents

When you are injured at work and you can show employer negligence, you could potentially claim compensation. That said, if a work colleague is partly responsible, you could also make a personal injury claim against your employer. Your boss is responsible for the actions or inactions of all employees. They must also ensure the workplace is safe to work in. The laws are set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Risks in the workplace must be managed correctly. In addition, your employer must provide staff with appropriate training to use facilities and equipment. And correct Personal Protective Equipment PPE is key if needed to do your job safely.

To find out if you have grounds to sue for a dislocation injury sustained in the workplace, please get in touch today.

Dislocation Injuries Caused By Road Traffic Accidents

Unfortunately, year ending June 2020 there were 1,580 reported road traffic accidents fatalities. And 131,220 casualties of all severities of Britain’s roads. You can suffer a dislocation injury when you are involved in an RTA.

Providing the accident is caused by another road user, you could seek compensation. Furthermore, even if you are partly responsible, you could still make a personal injury claim.

When you are injured in an accident whilst travelling on public transport, train, or in a taxi there could be the potential to make a personal injury claim. Very often passengers are not the cause of travel accidents so do not always need to collect proof of negligence before making a claim.

When you sustain a dislocation injury, you may be off work for several weeks or months. It’s the type of injury that can disrupt your daily life. This is when seeking personal injury compensation can really help you through a difficult time.

To discuss your case with one of our advisers, please call the number shown at the top of the page. A member of our team will review your case before providing essential advice on how a solicitor could represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.

Dislocated Joints Caused By Medical Negligence

Dislocation injuries can occur during childbirth. You could even suffer this type of injury during surgery or when you are undergoing physiotherapy. If your dislocation happens because you are provided with care from a medical professional that falls below of a competent practitioner this could be classed as medical negligence.

In order to hold a valid medical negligence claim, it must be proven that the doctor or nurse that treated you was negligent within the care you received. Then it must be proven that the further harm you suffered because of medical negligence could have been avoided.

To find out if you have a valid medical negligence claim, please speak to a member of our team. Medical negligence cases are complex and as such, it might be a good option to go with a medical negligence solicitor. An adviser can review your case and introduce you to an experienced medical negligence solicitor.

Types Of Dislocation Injury

The most common dislocation injuries involve the following parts of the body:

  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Finger
  • Thumb
  • Jaw
  • Elbow
  • Toe
  • Hip
  • Ankle
  • Kneecap
  • Wrist
  • Knuckle
  • Arm
  • Neck

Did you or a loved one suffer a dislocation injury? Was it caused by negligence? Could have it been avoided? If so, please get in touch for free advice on whether you have good reason to sue for compensation.

Make A No Win No Fee Dislocation Injury Claim

You could make a claim with a  No Win No Fee solicitor for a dislocation injury providing you can prove third party negligence and breach of duty of care. A solicitor would review your claim to make sure you have grounds to sue. Once the solicitor is satisfied that you have a strong claim, they could agree to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. This involves the following:

  • You sign and return a No Win No Fee Agreement to the solicitor who will immediately begin working on your claim. The solicitor will not ask for an upfront payment when you sign the agreement.
  • The solicitor gathers all the evidence and relevant documents to support your case and would negotiate the level of compensation you receive, The solicitor will also support you if the case goes to court. However, most claims are amicably settled before they go before a judge
  • A No Win No Fee solicitor deducts a success fee from the amount you are awarded the balance then sent to you
  • If your claim is unsuccessful you don’t have to pay the success fee or court costs either

Please bear in mind that there is a strict time limit linked to personal injury claims. In most cases, you must start your claim within 3 years from the date of the injury, or when you were made aware of it. That said, it is far wiser to start the claim sooner rather than later while things are still fresh in your mind. There are exceptions to this time limit. So speak to a member of our team, please use the contact information detailed below. Once your claim is assessed and found to be valid, they could introduce you to an experienced personal injury lawyer. They will offer to act on your behalf on a No Win No Fee basis.

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Related Guides

NHS advice for a dislocated shoulder:

What to do if you dislocate your shoulder

Advice from the NHS for a dislocated kneecap:

Dislocated kneecap

A guide to playground accident claims:

How to claim compensation for a playground accident

A guide to using a personal injury solicitor:

The benefit of using a solicitor

How to claim compensation for a workplace accident:

Claiming accident at work compensation

Dislocated Shoulder Injury Statistics

Unfortunately we do not have statistics relating to shoulder dislocation but we can look at statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive on accidents and injuries at work in 2019.

  • Work-related musculoskeletal disorders 0.5 million
  • 69,208 Reported workplace non-fatal injuries under RIDDOR
  • All injuries to upper limbs recorded by RIDDOR non-fatal 25,544
  • All non-fatal injuries to lower limbs recorded by RIDDOR 18,183

FAQs On Dislocation Injury Claims

We have provided the answers to several frequently asked questions regarding personal injury claims.

How long do you have to claim for a dislocation injury?

When you are injured through no fault of your own, generally 3 years to start a claim for compensation. There are exceptions.

How do you claim for injuries to a child?

When a child suffers an injury through no fault of their own, a litigation friend can file a compensation claim on their behalf. A litigation friend can make decisions for a child. If no claim is made before the child’s 18th birthday then the 3-year time limit begins.

Who will pay my compensation settlement?

Compensation is typically paid by the defendant’s insurance provider. Employers and drivers must have insurance in place to cover personal injury claims filed against them.

Will I need to meet my solicitor in person?

It depends if you want to. A solicitor can communicate with you in several ways. This can be by phone, email, or video conference. This takes away all the pressure and stress of having to attend in-person meetings with a solicitor.

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