PA Shoulder Injury Lawyer, Freeburn & Hamilton
The experienced attorneys at Freeburn & Hamilton have been Representing and Protecting the Rights of People Suffering from Shoulder Injuries since 1982! The workers’ compensation attorneys at Freeburn & Hamilton are certified by the Pennsylvania Bar Association as specialists in workers’ compensation law, based on their years of experience; their knowledge of workers’ compensation law; and successfully passing a rigorous exam. Fewer than 200 attorneys, statewide have received certification by the PBA.
The shoulder is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). The shoulder can be unstable for a number of reasons, but mainly because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain in a stable position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This allows for more movement than in other joints, and in fact, the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. However, because of its unstable nature, the shoulder joint is also one of the most prone to injury.
Shoulder injuries can occur from a repetitive job, process, or operation. Workers involved in tasks such as painting walls, hanging curtains, repairing vehicles raised on a lift, filing, and lifting heavy or bulky objects are at risk for shoulder injury due to excessive overhead arm motion. Shoulder injuries are often extremely painful, and can result in lost work hours and permanent disability.
In 2011 there were 86,620 workplace shoulder injuries in the United States reported by private employers and state and local government, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Workplace shoulder injuries required a median of 23 days off from the job in the United States in 2011.
Causes and Types of Shoulder Injuries
Orthopedic surgeons group shoulder/joint problems into two categories: Instability and Impingement
Instability: When one of the shoulder joints moves or is forced out of its normal position, it is called shoulder instability. Instability can sometimes turn into a complete shoulder dislocation. Individuals suffering from an instability problem will experience pain when raising their arm. They will also feel the sensation of their shoulder slipping out of place.
Impingement: Impingement is caused by excessive rubbing of the shoulder muscles against the top part of the shoulder blade, called the acromion. Impingement can occur from activities that require excessive overhead arm motion.
With both types of injury, medical care should be sought immediately, because any inflammation in the shoulder could eventually lead to a more serious injury.
In 2006, about 7.5 million people visited a doctor for a shoulder problem. Of that number, 4.1 million visits were for Rotator Cuff problems. The rotator cuff is one of the most important components of the shoulder. It is comprised of a group of muscles and tendons that hold the bones of the shoulder joint together. Rotator cuff muscles allow people to lift their arm and reach overhead. When the rotator cuff is injured, people sometimes do not recover the full shoulder function that they enjoyed before the injury.
While a Bureau of Labor Statistics survey from 2003 shows back injuries to be the most frequently reported on-the-job injury, shoulder injuries kept people out of work the longest.
When people are forced to miss work because of a shoulder injury, they and their families suffer financially. If you have injured your shoulder at work, you must protect yourself by getting skilled and experienced legal advice from an attorney who will work in your best interest . Otherwise, you may not get the proper medical attention that you need, or the financial compensation that you deserve by law.
Freeburn & Hamilton, Helping You Get the Money You Deserve and Fully Recover
At the law office of Freeburn & Hamilton, we understand the medical and legal issues that are involved with a shoulder injury. We handle shoulder injury claims that result from car and truck accidents, slip and falls, and workplace injuries.
We seek full compensation for our clients in shoulder injury cases involving: rotator cuff injuries (requiring rotator cuff tear surgery), muscle tears, dislocated shoulders, and shoulder injuries requiring arthroscopic surgery.
If you or a loved one has suffered a shoulder injury, contact the PA Shoulder Injury Lawyer team, Freeburn & Hamilton today! Call the 7’s, (717) 777-7777 or (570) 777-7777 or complete the contact form on this page.
We won’t ask for money up front. We won’t charge a fee unless we recover money for you.
Freeburn & Hamilton has 12 office locationsfrom which we serve people from all over Pennsylvania. Freeburn & Hamilton has offices in Harrisburg, Lebanon, Camp Hill, Gettysburg, Mifflintown, Lewistown, Carlisle, Huntingdon, and more.
If you are injured and can’t come to us, we’ll come to you, whether you are in your home or in the hospital. WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS!!
If you’ve received a shoulder injury on the job or from an accident, protect your rights by calling an PA Shoulder Injury Lawyer from Freeburn & Hamilton right away. You need someone on your side. The insurance company adjuster is already working on your case, but he or she does not work for you. He or she works for the insurance company.
Do not sign any form or document regarding your shoulder injury, or even talk to an insurance company adjuster, before you first talk to an attorney from Freeburn & Hamilton.
You need an advocate to fight for you. The attorneys at Freeburn & Hamilton have been fighting for the rights of injured persons for many years. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients since 1982.
The experienced team of attorneys and legal staff professionals at Freeburn & Hamilton will protect your rights and get you the money you deserve. Among the types of cases we handle are:
- Wrongful Death
- Injuries to the brain, neck, back, spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, pelvic region, leg, knee, ankle and feet
- Scars and disfigurements
- Roadway accidents involving cars, tractor-trailers and other trucks, school and commercial buses, and motorcycles
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- All types of workers’ compensation claims
- Dog bites
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Hunting accidents
- Accidents involving All-Terrain Vehicles
…..and many, many more.
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