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You may suffer a minor or serious shoulder injury from a car accident, slip and fall, work-related incident, or some other type of event. Whatever happened, you should talk with a shoulder injury lawyer about your legal rights and options.

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Shoulder injuries are often physically painful, and being unable to work, enjoy your hobbies, and participate with your family like you normally would can be an emotional experience. When another person is at fault for your injuries, you can pursue compensation through a personal injury or premises liability claim. If you were hurt at work and are covered by workers compensation insurance, then you may have a workers’ comp and third-party liability claim.

Our experienced NYC personal injury attorneys at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. will carefully review your circumstances and advise you of your options. If you have a valid claim for compensation, we will help you pursue a fair financial recovery. Call us today at (212) 490-5700, or use our online form to submit your information and request a free consultation.

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Common Shoulder Injuries

Our attorneys are here to help you pursue full and fair compensation after experiencing a:

Torn Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is several muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. It keeps the top of your arm bone inside the shoulder socket. In a traumatic accident, you can suffer a full or partial tear of the rotator cuff. This injury can be diagnosed through X-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs. If you did not experience a full tear, you may need rest and physical therapy. In some cases, steroid injections may be used to provide temporary help. In extreme cases, you may require rotator cuff surgery to repair the tear. Other surgical procedures are tendon transfer and shoulder replacement. You should contact us right away to talk about seeking a rotator cuff injury settlement from the at-fault party or through workers’ compensation.

Labral Tear

The labrum is fibrocartilage that is attached to the rim of the shoulder socket and helps keep the joint in place. A labral tear is when this piece of cartilage is torn, which can result from aging, repetitive motion, or a one-time traumatic event. X-rays, MRI, and arthroscopy are used to diagnose this condition. Treatment may include rest and physical therapy. In the most severe cases, surgery may be required. Contact a shoulder injury lawyer today to discuss pursuing a shoulder labral tear settlement.

Dislocated Shoulder

A shoulder dislocation occurs when the bone of the upper arm pops out of the should socket. Signs of a dislocated shoulder injured swelling and bruising, intense pain, reduced mobility or inability to move the joint, and a visible deformity of the shoulder. The dislocation can also cause weakness, tingling, and numbness in the neck and down the arm. Treating the injury requires a physician to move the bone back into the joint, followed by rest and treating the swelling and inflammation. Surgery may be required if the dislocation is nerves, blood vessels, muscles, ligaments, or tendons are also damaged.

Common Causes of Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries can occur in a wide range of circumstances. Those arising due to another person’s negligence often happen during:

  • Slip/trip and falls – If you suffered a shoulder injury from a fall on another person or business’ property, call us to talk with a shoulder injury lawyer. You may have the right to pursue compensation through a premises liability claim.
  • Car accidents – If you were hurt in an auto accident, call us to talk about car accident compensation for a shoulder injury. We can represent you in an insurance claim and personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
  • Workplace accidents – We handle all types of work-related accidents, including ladder and scaffold accidents. If you were hurt while on the job, contact us to discuss a workers’ compensation and third-party personal injury claim.
 

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Pursuing Shoulder Injury Compensation

If you are suffering from a shoulder injury that you believe was someone else’s fault, do not hesitate to call us. Through a personal injury claim, we can seek to prove the other person’s carelessness, recklessness, or intentional misconduct caused you harm. We also will prove the type and extent of your injury and the resulting financial expenses and costs.

Through the insurance claim process or litigation, we will demand you receive fair compensation for your:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages and Employment Benefits
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Reduced Earning Capacity

Did You Suffer a Shoulder Injury at Work?

If you were injured in an accident at work, or you were diagnosed with a shoulder injury related to your work duties, we recommend calling a shoulder injury lawyer as soon as possible. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party if they are not employed by the same business.

Workers’ Comp for a Shoulder Injury

Workers’ compensation insurance should cover your necessary and reasonable medical expenses. It also will provide you with some wage benefits, which makes up for some, but not all, of your wages while you are out of work recovering.

If your shoulder injury left you with a permanent physical limitation, then you should file a permanent impairment claim and obtain an impairment rating. This rating is based on the severity of the injury and your remaining abilities, and it is used to calculate your workers’ compensation benefits. Our shoulder injury lawyers can help you pursue compensation for a permanent impairment.

Instead of receiving weekly or monthly workers’ compensation benefits, you may be able to negotiate a workers’ compensation settlement for a shoulder injury. We can represent you in negotiations for a workers’ comp settlement and will strive to help you obtain the maximum compensation possible.

Third-Party Liability for a Shoulder Injury

If you were injured at work but the accident was caused by someone from outside of your employer, then you may have a third-party liability claim. When someone other than a coworker or supervisor is at fault, then you can file a lawsuit against that at-fault party. This type of claim is separate from a workers’ comp claim and compensation.

Contact Our New York Shoulder Injury Lawyers Today

When you are suffering from a serious shoulder injury because of someone else’s carelessness, it is up to you to pursue your rights and legal options. It is up to you to demand fair compensation. This can be challenging, which is why we do not recommend doing it on your own. Call Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. at (212) 490-5700 to schedule a consultation with a shoulder injury lawyer. You also can reach out through our online form.