We are Missouri Lawyers specializing in Workmans Comp Shoulder Injuries.
Experienced Shoulder Injury Work Comp Lawyers
The shoulder is a very flexible and movable joint held together by three bones which form the shoulder girdle. The shoulder is formed by the clavicle, scapula and humerus bones which can be broken or fractured as part of a serious fall or car accident. The complex formation of the shoulder joint and its surrounding muscles and bones have the potential for injury from work-related activities or other trauma. These injuries may include a sprain or strain, rotator cuff injury or injury to bones surrounding the shoulder. Shoulder injuries occur at work as a result of slip and fall accidents, training activities, vehicle accidents, awkward movements, falling objects at a construction site or from repetitive motion and overuse. In a car or truck accident, the seat belt may save your life but the strap of the seat belt may also tighten during the accident leading to shoulder injuries as part of a motor vehicle accident.
Common Shoulder Injuries and Problems
Injuries that are common to the shoulder including damage such as a torn labrum or a rotator cuff tear, as well as frozen shoulder syndrome. Surgeries that are performed to treat shoulder injuries include arthroscopic surgery, removal of debris causing pain in the shoulder and stabilization to secure looseness within the shoulder. Bone within the shoulder may need to be shaved in order to relieve pressure and allow for more full and complete rotation of the shoulder.
A rotator cuff injury involves injury to one or more of the muscles that form the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can be the result of a specific traumatic event, such as a fall or due to repetitive motion and progressive aggravation of the rotator cuff.
The most common shoulder injuries include:
Evaluating a Shoulder Injury
Because the shoulder is so important to daily activities, an injury to the shoulder should be evaluated as soon as possible prior to any further damage or wear and tear affecting an injury to the shoulder. Shoulder injuries often require surgery and significant physical therapy to regain extension and movement in the shoulder following an accident.
A shoulder injury is commonly evaluated initially through X-ray, MRI or CAT (CT) scan to determine through diagnostic testing the nature and extent of injury. Sometimes, the testing will determine that there is related neck or back injury associated with the shoulder injury.
Filing and Pursuing a Shoulder Injury Claim
The Missouri Workers' Compensation insurance defense attorneys will often try to use confusing medical terminology and claim that your injury was the result of a pre-existing condition. The Hein Law Firm will work to ensure full and complete compensation for your injury and in evaluating the medical evidence commonly obtains the independent opinions of orthopedic specialists and arthroscopic surgeons in establishing the causal relationship between the shoulder injury and the employee's work duties. If you are suffering pain and disability as a result of a shoulder injury, contact our office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Full compensation for a shoulder injury should address current and future medical costs, lost wages and rehabilitation expenses, as well as scarring resulting from shoulder surgery.
We will look at the injured body part and medical evidence to determine how to obtain full and complete recovery in your particular case.
No Recovery, No Fee!
The Hein Law Firm takes injury cases on a contingency basis. This means you will only pay attorney's fees if we obtain compensation for you. For a free consultation with a Shoulder Injury Work Comp Lawyer, call us at (314) 645-7900 or contact us online.