What is a shoulder impairment rating?
The American Medical Association Impairment Guidelines are pubished and used by doctors to determine what percentage loss of use your shoulder suffered. For instance your doctor might state that you have a 10% permenant impairment rating to your right upper extremity.
What causes a shoulder injury in a worker’s Comp?
Shoulder injuries are among the many common types of injuries among workers’ compensation claims. These injuries can result from a one-time accident or develop over time due to repeated stress, heavy lifting, or other causes.
How to get a workers’comp settlement for shoulder surgery?
If you have sustained a work-related injury requiring shoulder surgery, contact Vasilatos Injury Law, and we may be able to help you reach a shoulder surgery workers’ comp settlement. Contact us today toll free at (877) INJ-LAW1 and we’ll help determine if you have a case and provide you with the representation that you deserve.
How much compensation can I claim for a shoulder injury?
For instance, we’re prevented – by law – from charging more than 25% of the final compensation fee. This is the absolute maximum we are permitted to charge in this respect and helps you ensure that you will take home at least 75% of the final compensation amount. What’s more, certain cases are often charged at a much lower rate.
What to do about a shoulder injury at work?
Many victims of workplace shoulder injuries will require rest and relaxation for treatment, but workers may also require more extensive treatment depending on the injury’s severity.
What’s the average workers comp settlement for a shoulder injury?
This makes workers comp shoulder injuries very costly and stressful. The average workers’ compensation settlement for a shoulder injury varies, but you can expect to receive about two-thirds of your average salary while you’re out of commission.
Can you seek workers comp for a shoulder injury?
Travel is another factor that can result in workplace shoulder injuries if the employee is driving a company vehicle and experiences a traffic accident. Ultimately, you may be able to seek workers’ compensation whether your injury is large or small, immediate or gradual.
What kind of disability do you get for a shoulder injury?
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD): If your shoulder injury is serious enough that you have permanently lost the use of it, you are covered under permanent partial disability. This is for workers who can only do a limited amount of work after their injury. The amount you can expect and the maximum you can receive depend on what state you are in.
Can a shoulder injury cause you to lose your job?
Employees injured on the job, particularly those requiring surgery to recover from the injury, will lose wages due to time off work required for treatment and recovery, along with other losses. Common questions we often hear from workers who have suffered a shoulder-related injury while at work include: