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Shoulder Injury Claims

Shoulder injuries can differ in both the type of injury and cause and can happen on the road, in a public place or at work. In some cases, these injuries can lead to the injured being unable to work and carry out simple everyday tasks.

What are Common Shoulder Injuries*?

Shoulder injuries can happen on the road, in a public place or at work. In a car accident, your shoulder could be damaged on impact, in a public place, it is generally a slip and fall accident that causes the injury and at work, slip and fall claims repetitive strain injuries are the most common.

Some of the most common shoulder injuries are:

What are the Causes of Shoulder Injuries?

In a Public Place

Accidents in a public place can be quite common can lead to several injuries being sustained. In these cases, it is often the owner or manager who is seen as liable for the accident. They have a duty of care to provide a safe working environment for all visitors to the premises and are required to ensure that there is no hazard which could potentially lead to an injury being sustained. If there are risks identified that cannot be dealt with in a timely manner there should be a warning sign in place to make people aware of this. This is a very important step in the prevention of accidents.

Common causes of shoulder injuries in a public place can include:

In the Workplace

Accidents at work are very common and employees can sustain various injuries throughout their employment. Employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees during the course of their work. They are required to carry out frequent risk assessments which help them to both identify and eliminate hazards which could potentially lead to an injury being sustained. Employees should be made aware of the results of these assessments. It is also important that employees know about the health and safety regulations which are in place as this can help to prevent accidents. Untrained employees are more likely to sustain an injury as they may not be carrying out their work in a safe manner.

Common causes of workplace shoulder injuries include:

In such cases, liability may rest on the employer if it is proven that they did not provide a hazard free working environment.

On the Road

On the road, there are many scenarios whereby a person could experience a shoulder injury because of another person’s actions/inactions. In these cases where you can prove that your injury could have been avoided if the other party had not acted negligently, you may be entitled to pursue legal action.

Some examples of road traffic accidents involving an injury to the shoulder have been:

To make a claim for a shoulder injury you must be able to prove that it was caused by another person. A solicitor can help you in gathering all relevant evidence to prove liability.

We give legal advice in Russian. If you need legal help, call us 01 649 9900 or email to

Tracey Solicitors
16/17 St. Andrew Street
Dublin 2

T: 01 649 9900 – Reception


*In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

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