Archive for August 27, 2013

Workers Compensation Torn Rotator Cuff

Workers Compensation

A torn rotator cuff is not an injury limited to the world of the professional athlete.  Workers Compensation Lawyers see this injury often for their Workers Compensation clients.  A rotator cuff tear is a serious injury that can require significant medical treatment and due to the complexity of the injury it is highly advisable that you have your Workers Compensation claim handled by a knowledgeable Workers Compensation Lawyer.

A rotator cuff tear is a shoulder injury.  In a Workers Compensation case this injury can come about from a single accident, such as a slip and fall where the worker lands roughly on their shoulder or it can also be an occupational injury that comes about from repetitive motion, like consistent over head work.

In either case it is important to consult a Workers Compensation Lawyer because dependent upon the severity of the injury the medical treatment can be substantial and may even include surgery and extensive physical therapy.  Your Workers Compensation Lawyer will help make sure you receive the necessary treatment, disability payments for any work you may miss as a result of your Workers Compensation injury and compensation for the loss of function in your shoulder.

If you have a Workers Compensation claim and would like to speak with a Workers Compensation Lawyer contact The Elster Firm for a free consultation.

The information provided is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by this post.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.

 

Coworker Caused Injuries

Workers Compensation

The Workers Compensation rules for injuries that happen at work that were caused by a coworker have changed recently and if you have suffered an injury at work that was caused by a coworker it will be worth your time to speak with a Workers Compensation Lawyer about your case.

Previously if you brought a Workers Compensation case to a Workers Compensation Lawyer where the injury was caused by one of your coworkers, your Workers Compensation Lawyer would have been limited to solely filing a Workers Compensation claim on your behalf.  Recently, there have been changes to this rule.

Now, if you suffer a Workers Compensation injury that was caused by a coworkers bad act, it may be possible for your Workers Compensation Lawyer to file a suit against your coworker for the accident, in addition to the Workers Compensation claim.  Of course, this brings up issues of how your coworker would pay damages and whether you wish to sue a coworker at all but there is no harm in speaking with a Workers Compensation Lawyer to determine all of your options.

If you have a Workers Compensation Claim and would like a free consultation with a Workers Compensation Lawyer contact The Elster Firm.

The information provided is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by this post.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.