Shoulder Injuries: Know Your Rights
Shoulders are strong and versatile joints that we rely on to perform everyday tasks. However, because of how often we use our shoulders, they are prone to injury. Once a shoulder injury happens, it can be a very painful road to recovery with a loss of mobility and a loss of the enjoyment of daily activities.
At Dale E. Anstine, our personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys understand the financial implications of a serious accident that results in a shoulder injury. Medical bills, lost wages, a potential future loss of income, pain and suffering, and related expenses can be overwhelming. Accident victims have rights and are entitled to seek compensation after an accident. Contact our personal injury law firm if you’re suffering from a shoulder injury – we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve!
Types of Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder injuries fall into two categories: instability and impingement injuries. An unstable shoulder injury results in pain when the injured raises their arm. The victim can feel a sensation of the shoulder slipping out of place or alignment. A shoulder impingement is when the muscles in the shoulder rub against the top part of the shoulder blade. Someone with an impingement will experience inflammation.
Some of the most common shoulder injuries include:
- Torn labrum
- Rotator cuff injury
- Joint tears
- Dislocated shoulder
- Frozen shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis)
- Sprains and strains
As with all other kinds of injuries, treatments vary. After a shoulder injury, a doctor may recommend conservative treatment like physical therapy and cortisone shots for the joint and tissues. For serious injuries, shoulder surgery may be required to repair a torn rotator or to clean out a torn labrum. In the most serious cases, joint replacement may be the best treatment plan.
Compensation for Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder injuries can happen in an accident and on the job. For people injured on the job, they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In Pennsylvania, workers’comp provides replacement wages and medical coverage for employees injured at work. Compensation may cover medical costs, prescriptions, partial disability, lost wages, and vocational rehabilitation expenses.
For some work-related accidents, or for those victims with shoulder damages from a car accident, slip and fall, or other accident, they can seek compensation from the third party or their insurer.
These damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
If you were injured in an accident and suffered a shoulder injury, you may have a personal injury case. Before talking to the insurance company, consult an experienced personal injury lawyer at Dale E. Anstine. We have represented thousands of accident victims and fought hard to get them the compensation they deserve!
Dale E. Anstine, personal injury attorneys in York, PA, can help with your shoulder injury case.
The personal injury law firm of Dale E. Anstine has been representing shoulder injury accident victims for more than 40 years in the York, Gettysburg, and Hanover areas. We focus on only one thing for our clients – personal injury law. We act aggressively when it comes to insurance companies who are protecting their bottom line. Do not settle for less than what you deserve – we can help!
If you’ve experienced a shoulder injury in an accident or at work, reach out for a free consultation. We are available 24/7, and we do not charge a fee unless we win for you. Get a fighter on your side! Let us take care of your personal injury case while you recover from your shoulder injury.