At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Virginia Beach shoulder injury attorneys have a deep understanding of the Commonwealth’s workers’ compensation claims process. Since opening our doors in 2006, our law firm has focused exclusively on advocating for injured workers and their families. If you or someone you know sustained a bad shoulder injury at work, we can help. For a strictly private, no obligation consultation with a top Virginia workers’ comp attorney, please call us today.
Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claims: Shoulder Injuries
A shoulder injury is often painful and it can cause severe disruption to your day-to-day life. Even if you work in a relatively low-intensity position in an office, it may be unreasonable or outright impossible for you to safely do your job while you are recovering from a shoulder injury. Our Virginia Beach, VA workers’ comp lawyers help employees claim their fair and rightful benefits for the full spectrum of shoulder injuries, including:
- A sprained or strained shoulder;
- A dislocated shoulder;
- A separated shoulder;
- A torn rotator cuff;
- A labral tear in the shoulder;
- Damage to the shoulder cartilage;
- Bicep tears and
- Other types of shoulder pain and/or structural damage.
If you are getting ready to file for work injury benefits in the Hampton Roads region, your rights and responsibilities are largely governed by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. Under the Commonwealth’s workers’ comp laws, employees generally have 30 days to report their shoulder injury to their employer. You should also seek immediate medical attention from work-related shoulder pain. Doing so is important to protect your health and legal rights. As workers’ comp claims are no-fault cases, you do not have to prove that your employer caused your shoulder injury. Medical coverage and time-loss compensation should be available regardless of fault.
We Can Guide You Through the Workers’ Comp Claims/Appeals Process
Our founding attorney Michele Lewane has over thirty years of experience advocating for injured workers and their families. With extensive trial experience, we can assist you with all aspects of the claims process. Specifically, our Virginia Beach workers’ comp team will:
- Carefully review your shoulder injury claim;
- Secure the information you need and complete the workers’ comp forms; and
- Devise a legal approach focused on getting you and your family the best possible outcome.
Before we take on a client, we always confirm that they can actually benefit from hiring a work injury lawyer. Our firm puts a lot of resources into education. If you want to find out more about your rights, get your free copy of The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia.
Get Workers’ Comp Help in Virginia Beach, Virginia
At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Virginia workers’ comp lawyers are here to protect your rights—not the bottom line of the insurance company. If you are dealing with a major shoulder injury from your job, we are available to help. Call us at (804) 755-7755 or send us a message online for a private one-on-one review of your case. We represent injured employees in Virginia Beach and throughout all of Hampton Roads.