Joint Dislocation Compensation Claim

Joint Dislocation Claim Payouts: Compensation For Dislocated Joints And Herniated Spinal Discs

Find out what a joint dislocation claim is; the most commonly dislocated joints in your body; the damage that can be caused to ligaments and bones during dislocation with examples of compensation settlements for different body parts and free specialist solicitor online assistance with your joint dislocation claim.

Payout Table For Joint Dislocation Claims In 2023

Our payouts table sets out dislocations for body parts set out in alphabetical order together with the amount of compensation you can claim for each.

Remember – see our compensation amounts by body part article for a description of compensation settlements for all manner of injuries to all body parts..

Joint Dislocation
Ankle – Hip
Payout AmountJoint Dislocation
Knee – Wrist
Payout Amount
AnkleUp to £27,000Knee£15,000 – £43,500
Slipped disc
Disc prolapse
£12,000 – £39,000Neck£14,000 – £56,000
Dislocation & fractures
Up to £161,000Pelvis£6,000 – £131,000
Elbow£3,500 – £32,000Shoulder£12,800 – £48,000
FingerUp to £5,000ThumbUp to £8,000
Hip£6,000 – £131,000Wrist£3,500 – £24,500

What is a joint dislocation claim?

If you suffer a dislocation in an accident or as a result of a negligent act (or omission) and someone (or some business) is considered legally at fault – you are likely to be able to make a joint dislocation claim.

A joint dislocation claim – is a claim for monetary compensation for the pain and suffering your dislocation causes you and for the direct financial loss and expense as result of your dislocation injury.

What is a full dislocation and what is a partial dislocation?

A dislocated joint describes the situation when the bones in your joint become misaligned typically as a result of a trauma to the joint.

Medically, a full dislocated joint is known as a luxation and a partially dislocated joint is known as a subluxation.

Dislocations will typically involve damage to ligaments surrounding and supporting the joint, which can give rise to significant pain and suffering and large joint dislocation claim compensation payouts.

What joints are likely to be dislocated in an accident?

Any joint can be dislocated in an impact or trauma (as in a pedestrian road accident or work injury joint dislocation claim) – but some of the most common joints include:

Shoulder dislocation

Your shoulder joint is the most commonly dislocated joint of all.

Elbow dislocation

The elbow joint is a common joint that can experience a dislocation.

Ankle joint dislocation

An ankle joint dislocation can occur in many types of accident.

Finger or thumb dislocated joints

Your finger or thumb can experience a dislocation at the knuckle or at the base of the finger.

Knee dislocations

The knee joint can be dislocated (especially the patella).

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Knee Joint Dislocation Claim

Wrist joint

There are 8 bones in the wrist which can be dislocated.

Hip joint dislocation

The pelvic bones that form your hip can be dislocated.

Toe dislocations

Your toes can all experience a dislocation.

Clavicle / collarbone dislocations

The clavicles (also known as the collarbones) join the breastbone to the shoulder blades and can experience dislocations.

Neck and back disc dislocations / slipped discs

The discs of your spine (whether your neck, mid or lower back are known medically as cartilaginous joints. When a disc is dislocated – it is known as a slipped or herniated disc).

Eye dislocations

An eye dislocation can occur when the lens in your eye becomes displaced as a result of an impact to your head.

Rib dislocations

We often hear of fractured ribs – but your ribs can be dislocated if one or more becomes completely separated at the joint.

Jaw dislocations

Jaw dislocations can occur in the lower jaw.

The lower jaw is connected to your skull by TMJ’s (temporomandibular joints). Should your lower jaw be pulled away from either one or both of the TMJ’s – you will have experienced a dislocated jaw.

Basically where any bones join together there is a risk of dislocation from a large impact or trauma resulting in a joint dislocation claim.

Are joint dislocations and fractures one in the same?

“No” – a dislocated joint and a fracture are different types of injuries, but you might suffer both types of injury in the same accident event resulting in a claim for joint dislocation, fractures and other injuries.

Dislocations and fractures can occur together

Many times – the trauma, which caused your dislocated joint, can also cause a fracture or the dislocating process can be so violent that a fractured bone can result.

Muscle, ligament and blood vessel damage

In addition – muscles, ligaments and blood vessels surrounding the dislocated joint can all be affected and damaged.

X-rays to show dislocations

To establish if you have a dislocated joint an x-ray will be taken at hospital, which would also determine if fractured bones are also present.

See our fracture compensation claims article – describing what fracture claims are and the compensation payout amounts that you can be awarded.

Examples of payout settlement amounts for joint dislocation claims

When determining the amount you can claim for dislocations consideration must be given to the part of the body dislocated; whether any fractures have resulted from the dislocation; whether ligament damage has occurred and the risk of future dislocations to the same joint.

Some examples of different types of dislocated joint claim payouts for different parts of the body (listed in alphabetical order), include:

Ankle dislocation claim amounts

Ankle dislocations can lead to torn ligaments, difficulty with standing and walking so your ankle joint dislocation claim settlement payout can be calculated at up to £27,000.

Back disc prolapse / slipped disc settlements

Most prolapsed discs in the spine – whether the lumbar, thoracic or cervical spine will give rise to a compensation payout of between £12,000 – £39,000.

Back bone dislocations / lower back

A dislocation of the lower back can result in spinal fractures and the need for a spinal fusion and severe pain and disability – hence dislocated lower back claims can be calculated up to £161,000.

Elbow dislocation claims

The amount compensation you can claim for a dislocated elbow depends on whether ligaments are damaged, the duration of pain symptoms into the future together the risks of further dislocation and disability. Compensation settlement payouts are likely to be between £3,500 – £32,000.

Eye dislocation compensation

We deal with all manner of eye injury claims in a dedicated article. See our eye injury compensation payouts for more details of compensation awards.

Finger dislocation compensation

Finger dislocations can cause intense pain and are likely to attract settlement payouts of up to £5,000.

Hip joint dislocation claim payouts

A hip dislocation can be quite severe and can cause in the worst case scenarios fractures to the lower back and the need for a hip replacement. The broad range of settlement amounts for hip dislocations is therefore between £6,000 – £131,000.

Knee dislocation settlement amounts

A knee dislocation can lead to torn cartilage, pain when walking and limitation of movement resulting in a knee joint dislocation claim settlement of between £15,000 – £43,500.

Neck dislocation compensation amounts

A dislocated neck might result in the need for surgery, a spinal fusion and severe symptoms and can result in a compensation settlement of between £14,000 – £56,000.

Pelvis dislocation money settlements

The pelvic bones join at the hip joint so as described for hip dislocation the payout amounts is likely to be between £6,000 – £131,000.

Rib dislocation payouts

We describe in our rib injury claim payout article – the amounts of compensation you can claim for all manner of rib injury cliam.

Shoulder joint dislocation claim amounts

The shoulder joint is the most commonly dislocated joint and as such we have written an article dedicated to dislocated shoulder settlements, which shows a shoulder joint dislocation claim to be calculated between £12,800 – £48,000.

Toe dislocation settlements

See our toe injury claim article for details of all manner of toes injury and the amount of compensation you can expect to claim.

Thumb dislocation payouts

Compensation for pain for a thumb dislocation can be calculated slightly higher than that for a finger of: up to £8,000.

Wrist dislocation claims

Wrist dislocations compensation money is typically calculated between £3,500 – £24,500.

Take advantage of our specialist solicitor online / telephone help options – where you can arrange a specialist solicitor callback, ask a question or have your joint dislocation claim assessed online.

Remember – we can likely help no matter how you have received your joint dislocation – injury in a road traffic accident, at work, due to a pavement slip or trip, injury a shop or as a result of any accident in the UK and some types of overseas accidents.