Work-Related Shoulder Injuries
North Georgia Workers’ Comp Lawyer Advocating for You
Did you recently suffer a shoulder injury at work? Wondering what steps
to take next in your case? Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. is here to guide you
through each and every step of the process. We understand how overwhelming
and challenging it can be to not just deal with the symptoms of a serious
injury, but try to navigate your way to compensation as well.
Call our North Georgia workers’ comp attorney today if you are in need of counsel.
When you hire us, our firm takes the time to listen to your case, reviewing
all the details to ensure you are able to recover the maximum compensation
possible. Starting with this personalized approach, we deliver a superior
level of support throughout the process until your case is resolved.
Why You Should Trust Your Case to Our Firm:
- Our founding attorney is focused on your best interests
- We use our 26+ years of experience to help real people in need
- Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for clients over the years
- We make sure all clients receive respect, compassion, and reliable support
If you are trying to determine how to move forward with your shoulder injury
claim, turn to Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. for high quality representation
rooted in a client-centered focus.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive for My Injury?
The amount of workers’ comp benefits you receive will greatly depend
on the severity of your injury, the extent of the medical care you need,
how long it takes you to recover, and several other factors.
For example, your compensation may range depending on whether you are dealing with:
- Chronic dislocations
- Biceps tendon tears
- Wear and tear on the tendons or ligaments
- Multiple shoulder injuries
- Rotator cuff tears or other damages
In the case of chronic dislocations, you may only be able to recover compensation
if your most recent workplace accident caused the dislocations or led
to a previous condition becoming more severe. However, if you already
suffered from chronic dislocations and simply experienced regular symptoms,
it may be more difficult to qualify for worker’s compensation.
Shoulder injuries resulting in surgery are fairly common in Workers'
Compensation. It is also common to have shoulder surgery done for several
different procedures resulting from the same injury, including repairing
a torn rotator cuff, repairing a torn labrum, performing a subacromial
decompression, and sometimes repairing a torn biceps tendon as well. This
is a complex surgery, and doctor choice is very important when undergoing
shoulder surgery. This is important so that the surgery is done well,
and also so that the doctor chosen does not release the injured worker
back to light duty or full duty work too soon, or with too low a permanent
The insurance company will want to choose what doctor will perform your
surgery, and often they may pick a doctor favorable to them with return
to work and permanent impairment issues. Typically, it takes six months
to recover fully from shoulder surgery, while "company doctors"
may return you to work more quickly than that.
In other cases, the amount of compensation you require can depend on whether
you need a shoulder replacement, rehabilitation and therapy, or other
treatment methods. Unfortunately, even the most minor shoulder injury
can result in lifelong physical pain, making it difficult to return to
your previous work status. That is why it is so crucial that you obtain
the fair benefits you need.
If you want to ensure you get the maximum settlement possible,
fill out a free case evaluation to begin. Our Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer will get back
to you shortly.