Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors – and can advise on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim for a dislocation injury which occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Dislocation injuries involve a bone being out of alignment as a result of injuries to the surrounding tissues or ligaments.
Common dislocation injuries can involve a dislocated shoulder or hip as a result of accidents or sports – anyone who has seen a tug-o-war can understand better how a shoulder may become dislocated.
Industrial accidents can also result in dislocation – accidents involving vehicles like fork-lifts which can topple on uneven surfaces, or machinery parts which draw clothing or a limb into a moving machine can result in dislocation injuries.
Even the smallest bones can become dislocated – including bones in fingers and toes. Dislocation may accompany Fractured Bones/Broken Bones.
Common dislocation injuries include:
Dislocation injuries are extremely painful and swelling and bruising may accompany the injury, making dislocation injury extremely debilitating and an interruption to a daily work routine.
Dislocation injuries can cut off blood supply and it is inadvisable to try and manipulate the affected joint or limb back into position in case further damage occurs, so always seek medical help.
Accidents resulting in dislocation injuries include:
To make a claim for dislocation injury the injury or accident should result from the negligence of an employer or other party, such as a motorist who causes a road traffic accident which results in dislocation injury.
Compensation claims for dislocation injury fall under the area of law known as personal injury.
Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the dislocation injury to make a claim for compensation.
Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however – and minors have three years from the age of 18 to make a claim.
Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you wish to make a dislocation injury compensation claim.
Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been badly injured and is still recovering in hospital.
Compensation for Dislocation Injury includes:
The insurer of the company liable for the injury usually settles compensation claims – for example an employer’s insurer if the dislocation injury was sustained in a work accident or industrial accident.
MoD claims for dislocation injuries can be settled under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme – and a no win no fee claim for dislocation injuries can also be made.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Most dislocation injury compensation claims are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.
But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury cases, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Compensation paid to minors for dislocation injuries has to be approved at an Infant Settlement Hearing at the local County Court – the child and their “Litigation Friend” (usually a parent or guardian) have to attend this hearing.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury claims.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a dislocation injury compensation claim by calling 020 7923 4020.