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Shoulder injuries compensation claims

We have a team of expert medical negligence solicitors who specialise in shoulder injury compensation such as damage to the bones, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff or brachial plexus injuries.

There are three parts of your shoulder which can be injured or damaged, the shoulder blade itself and the bones in the shoulder. Your rotator cuff, which is the part that joins your upper arm to your shoulder, you can damage bones, ligaments and tendons.

Your brachial plexus, a collection of nerves that pass from your shoulder to your spine, victims of whiplash accidents can often damage or injure their brachial plexus with symptoms such as a tingling sensation in their fingers or shoulder pain.


"Jeanette Whyman is an experienced practitioner with a caseload that includes neurological and obstetric claims."

Chambers UK

How much is your claim worth?

The figures below are for guidance only. For details of other claim amounts, please go back to our compensation calculator.

Shoulder injuries Estimated compensation value
Severe shoulder injuries £15,500 - £40,940
Serious shoulder injuries £10,300 - £16,275
Moderate shoulder injuries £6,300 - £10,815
Minor shoulder injuries £3,500 - £6,615
Fractured clavicle £4,100 - £10,185


The value of your claim is reliant on a variety of factors; these are very individual to you and your circumstances. When assessing the value of your claim your injuries, the impact on your life and any financial impact both now and in the future are all considerations.

No win no fee injury claims

The majority of our medical negligence and personal injury claims are handled on a no win no fee basis, or a conditional fee agreement to use its technical term. This means there is no financial risk to you. 

The first step in starting your claim for compensation is to call our team or email us to tell us about your whiplash or neck injury, how the injuries were caused, who was involved and where it happened. We’ll also need to know how severe the injuries are and how the incident has impacted your life. Have you needed medical attention, rehabilitation or time off work for example?

From the information you give us our team of expert medical negligence and personal injury solicitors will be able to make an assessment of your claim. We can tell you how likely it will be that your claim is successful and the estimated value of your claim.

" ... in a hospital negligence claim. Jeanette was friendly, compassionate, helpful and professional. The case was successful and I am sure this would not have happened without Jeanette's determination, professionalism and expertise."

Lynn Morrison

Shoulder claims

Shoulder injuries are quite common especially in road traffic accidents where the force of impact caused whiplash and damage to the nerves, muscles and tendons and brachial plexus.

Accidents in the workplace such as lifting and loading and slips and trips are also common for causing shoulder injuries. In the workplace continual manual lifting and loading can put pressure on the shoulders resulting in damage to the tendons and muscles that make up the rotator cuff. Lifting weights that are too heavy or without proper assistance can also cause shoulder injury.

In instances of trips and slips either in the workplace or in public places like shopping centres or out of the pavement your natural reaction to slipping is to reach out with your arm to try and brace your fall, this causes your shoulder to take the full weight of your fall and can cause damage to bones, tendons, ligaments and nerves. These kind of injuries can take a long time to heal fully and in some instances physiotherapy and rehabilitation may be required, your compensation should cover this. 

Time limits

Shoulder injuries like all medical negligence and personal injury cases have strict time limits on making a claim, this is usually three years. It is therefore important that you seek immediate legal advice from an expert as soon as you are aware of an issue.

Our team

Our team of solicitors is led by a recognised expert in medical negligence and personal injury, Jeanette Whyman. Jeanette is accredited by both the Law Society and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. She was described by a client in Chambers 2015 as “first class and lovely to deal with” so you can feel assured you’re in professional and compassionate hands. 

Jeanette is regularly quoted in articles about the NHS, medical negligence cases and personal injury. Her cases are often featured in the national press.

Jeanette and her team have helped hundreds of people who have suffered from neck injuries and trauma recover compensation for their injuries.

We work with a pool of investigators and medical experts to help secure your case. They help us to build a successful case for you looking at your medical reports and injuries, the likely cost of any medical treatment you have needed or may need in the future. Also taken into account are things such as care, rehabilitation, equipment and in some cases accommodation and travel expenses.

By their very nature severe neck injuries or neck trauma cases can take longer to complete than a less serious whiplash compensation claims. It is however important to ensure you receive all the compensation you are entitled to.

"Jeanette Whyman is a well-established figure in the clinical negligence field"

Chambers UK
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