If you’ve been in an accident, a shoulder injury lawyer may help you receive money for your injuries. Serious accidents can cause serious shoulder injuries. Some of these injuries develop over a period of time. To determine the value of an injury claim, an insurance company will consider these factors:
- The severity of your injury;
- The necessity of further treatment or surgery;
- Changes in mobility;
- If your injury keeps you from performing your job duties; and
- Other symptoms caused by your shoulder injury.
How can a shoulder injury lawyer help?
An injury lawyer helps with your claim by representing your interests alone. So if you decide to work with an insurance adjuster without a lawyer, you put your trust in the insurance adjuster. Claims adjusters receive rewards for minimizing claim values. As a result, they may fail to mention available benefits like lost wages, and essential services (money for household help). Due to these factors, claims adjusters also tend to undervalue claims. An experienced lawyer will know how to assess the value of a claim. The attorney can argue on your behalf to try and get as much money as possible.
Hiring Shoulder Injury Experts
Experts play an important role where serious injuries are present. A physician may need to explain to an insurance company, judge or jury, the extent of damages of your shoulder injury. Forensic experts help to reconstruct an accident that caused your shoulder injury. A forensic expert may testify about the various causes and risk-factors present in your case that may have contributed to your injury. These experts help to explain the basic mechanics of how the injury occurred.
Shoulder Injuries in the Work Place
Shoulder injuries are commonly caused from jobs with moderate or high levels of physical labor or movement. It may take weeks, months, or years into the job before you notice that you may have a severe shoulder injury that has not gone away. You may find that you are unable to pinpoint the exact date your shoulder injury first occurred.
Kansas Worker’s Compensation laws have changed drastically over the past few years. If you’ve suffered a shoulder injury on the job, it’s important for your lawyer to know how the worker’s compensation laws are structured to ensure you take the steps necessary to get compensation for your shoulder injury. Time is of the essence. You may have a narrow window in which you can get compensated for a shoulder injury of this nature. On our staff serving you, is a former worker’s compensation judge for the state of Kansas. This lawyer knows the intricacies of the worker’s compensation claim process and can help make sure you obtain the compensation you deserve for your shoulder injury.
Does time really matter in a shoulder injury claim?
In nearly every injury case, time is critical. If an accident caused a shoulder injury, the clock starts ticking at the moment of the accident. An experienced lawyer may need to collect and preserve evidence which may be important in presenting your case. In some cases, a lawyer may need to collect evidence relating to your injury and document the accident scene and vehicles involved in the accident. Experts may use the evidence collected to reconstruct the events leading up to your injury, or the accident scene itself. Methods used for treatment of injuries are also most effective if started right away.
Let us fight on your behalf for your injury to get you the compensation you deserve, while you and your doctor focus on your health and recovery. Compensation won’t heal a shoulder injury, but it can help you get your life back on track. Call us today for a free consultation at (888) 687-2400.