As you lift your shopping bags, you feel the awful pain in your shoulder shoot right down into your arm; even the back of your neck aches.
Then you remember the unfortunate accident at work yesterday... What an annoying performance it was to get dressed this morning. How distressing when you couldn't pick up your daughter. Opening and closing the car door was a huge effort.
You feel lonely, frustrated and anxious about whether you'll be able to continue working and pay the bills. Fortunately, medical, legal and other assistance is at hand.
A person's shoulders are particularly vulnerable and serious shoulder injuries could require surgery. It is crucial to receive specialist medical treatment and rehabilitation in the long term. It can become costly and have far-reaching financial implications.
The good news is that personal injury lawyers can greatly assist you in compensation claims as they are experts in this complicated legal field.
Each shoulder injury claim is unique and depends on the circumstances of that particular case. Lawyers can also give advice on the prospects of success for your specific shoulder injury claim.
Talk with an experienced workers compensation lawyer to learn more.
Payouts for shoulder injuries, when certified by medical specialists, are a regular occurrence.
Some common shoulder injuries include shoulder strain or sprain, rotator cuff injury or tear, dislocated shoulder, shoulder impingement syndrome, fractures, bursitis and tendonitis.
Rotator cuff injury is particularly prevalent. A rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles and tendons that keeps the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket. When any of these muscles and tendons are torn, a person can experience any or more of the following: pain, a dull ache, difficulty moving the arm and weakness in the arm.
You could potentially claim for existing and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, existing and future loss of wages/income, loss of enjoyment of life, and maybe other incidental expenses.
Let's have a look at the types of shoulder injury compensation claims. Claims for shoulder injuries are made either under legislation or under common law claims.
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