Shoulder injuries are very common at work, especially for people who have physically demanding tasks that involve using their arms a lot.
Even a single unfortunate accident on the road or a malfunctioning piece of equipment can cause damage to your shoulder.
But just because you have a shoulder injury doesn’t mean you have to struggle with financial difficulties and a bleak future. Ganim Legal P.C. is here to help you with all the legal matters related to shoulder injuries. We offer comprehensive assistance and support in dealing with the legal aspects of your situation.
What Is a Shoulder Injury?
Shoulder injuries negatively condition one or both of your shoulders. What can be particularly difficult about shoulder injuries is that they affect the full use and range of motion of the arm, as well as create issues in the nearby areas such as the neck, head, or back. Also, some individuals may face problems with sleep due to shoulder pain or discomfort.
While most of these injuries are not necessarily life-threatening, it is beneficial to seek compensation that restores some of the inconveniences that shoulder injuries entail. Medical bills and rehabilitation costs can add up, and compensation can help. At Ganim Legal P.C., we can help with your road to recovery.
Common Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder injuries are divided into two main categories:
The first one is shoulder misalignment injuries. When this happens to your joints and is painful when raising your arm. It may feel as though your shoulder is constantly slipping out of place.
The second category is obstructions (impingements) or when your shoulder muscles swell and pinch the shoulder blade. Repetitive tasks that place your arms above your head cause this.
Here are some of the most common shoulder injuries:
- Shoulder blade fractures
- Rotator cuff tears
Causes for Shoulder Injuries
Here are some of the most well-known causes of shoulder injuries:
- Sport injuries
- Workplace accidents
- Work-related repetitive strain (i.e., heavy lifting or lifting objects in uncomfortable positions)
- Third party-caused accidents for negligent or reckless behavior
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
Incidents caused by other people, such as personal injury or battery, could fall under tort law or criminal acts, meaning that you can be compensated, provided you manage to gather evidence for your case.
In all situations, Ganim Legal P.C. helps you build your case from the ground up.
How Is Your Case Evaluated?
Every case is evaluated from many points of view. It all boils down to what can be proven. Your case is mostly evaluated depending on two main perspectives:
- How bad your injuries are plus other damages you have suffered
- The degree of responsibility of the person that caused the accident
What Evidence Do You Need?
If you experience a shoulder injury and need to make a claim, we suggest the following steps:
- Record all important information about the injury or accident, including as many details as possible.
- Make photocopies of any documents or evidence related to your case.
- Collect testimonies from any witnesses who saw what happened.
- Write a detailed description of your injury, explaining exactly what happened and how it has affected you.
While following these steps doesn’t guarantee that your claims will be successful, doing so will improves your chances of achieving a favorable outcome.
What Are Your Possibilities in Terms of Compensation?
The amount of your compensation is determined by the severity of your injury and the type of evidence to support your claim. With Ganim Legal P.C. working with you, your chances of getting the right amount of compensation greatly increase.
These are some of the usual claims people call for concerning shoulder injuries:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income
Ganim Legal P.C. is a leading law firm for injury cases.
Schedule your free consultation with a representative today.