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 impairment rating.

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.