Columbia Shoulder Injury Lawyers
Anyone suffering from a shoulder injury they developed due to their work has the right to get workers’ compensation for their medical expenses and lost wages, but to get that compensation, they may need a lawyer to help them with the difficult application process. Shoulder injuries can be incredibly painful and make it impossible to work in the short-term or even over the full course of a career. South Carolina allow those who have suffered a shoulder injury due to either an accident or the nature of their work to recover financial compensation.
To get this compensation, though, you must follow the very complex process set up by the state. You will need to have a firm grasp on the minute details of your injury and your recovery. You may even need to face disputes from your employer or their insurance adjuster. This can be an overwhelming experience, and some people end up losing out on compensation altogether because they are unable to handle the process and don’t know what else to do.
Thankfully, there’s help. Goings Law Firm, LLC have a team of Columbia workplace shoulder injury lawyers experienced in getting our clients their workers’ compensation for their shoulder injuries. We can help you with the applications, the information you need to organize, the deadlines you have to meet, and the hearings you may have to participate in. No matter your obstacles to getting workers’ compensation, we can help.
If you or someone you know is dealing with a workplace injury to the shoulder, Goings Law Firm, LLC can simplify the process and help get you compensation without delays or difficulties. Call us at (803) 350-9230 to get started on getting your compensation today.
A Lawyer Can Make All the Difference With Your Claim
After developing a shoulder injury because of work, you are entitled to full compensation for all medical bills, two-thirds of your lost wages while you can’t work, and disability if you have long-term difficulties returning to work. This can make all the difference between a shoulder injury being a painful inconvenience and a source for financial ruin.
It is unfortunate, then, that the process is so difficult. South Carolina requires you to keep rigorous records relating to your shoulder injury and its treatment. You must fill out your paperwork correctly and meet every deadline. Mistakes can be seriously punished by delays in receiving your compensation or a complete rejection of your claim.
The good news is you can avoid this completely by working with a workers’ compensation lawyer. They will know the process and all the potential mistakes you might make. With their help, you’ll avoid those mistakes. You’ll also have someone to help you keep track of information and meet deadlines. If you have a hearing, they can advise you so you make the most of it. With a lawyer there to help, you’ll be able to secure compensation faster with far less stress and far less chance of costly errors.
Goings Law Firm, LLC Can Guide You Through Your Claim
The lawyer you choose to help you with your compensation claim should be experienced enough to know the whole system and have the reputation for legal excellence so you don’t have to worry about the potential for errors on their part. No firm in Columbus better represents the highest standards of legal excellence than Goings Law Firm, LLC. Our lawyers all have seasoned experience with workers’ compensation claims. We are award-winning, client-focused, and dedicated to making the process as easy and successful for our clients as possible.
We understand how serious this moment is for you and how worried you are about getting the financial assistance you deserve and very much need. We will dedicate ourselves to helping you every step of the way. We are so confident we can help you, we don’t take a cent unless your claim is accepted.
Common Sources and Injuries Related to a Shoulder Injury Claim
Shoulder injuries may be more common in some industries than others, but they can affect any worker in any job. For those suffering from workplace injuries to the shoulder, you should know you are not alone. There are many who suffer similar injuries through any of the following methods:
- A fall directly onto the shoulder
- Breaking a fall with a shoulder or by holding the arms out
- A slip while trying to remain stable through holding onto something
- Pushing or pulling heavy objects
- Lifting heavy objects, particularly lifting them overhead
- Repetitive shoulder motion
- Hit by a vehicle or machine
- Objects falling from above
While some of these injuries might be more common in lifting-intensive industries or those that use a lot of large vehicles, such as construction and factory work, the truth is that anyone can suffer a shoulder injury from the above causes.
When a shoulder injury occurs, it often leads to one of the following injuries:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Rotator cuff tendinitis
- Shoulder arthritis
- Frozen shoulder
All of these injuries can be covered fully by a successful workers’ compensation claim. Whatever the physical difficulties you are dealing with in regards to your shoulder, you get can the help you need, but only if you succeed in your workers’ compensation claim.
Specific Benefits for South Carolina Shoulder Injury Claims
South Carolina separates injuries to different parts of the body for different amounts of compensation. For the shoulder, the benefits start out very straightforward and easy to follow. As has been mentioned already, all medical costs are covered once your claim has been accepted, and your lost wages while you recover are covered at two-thirds your normal salary.
However, the policy in regards to a disability claim is a little more complex. South Carolina has determined that a long-term shoulder disability claim is worth a maximum of 300 weeks of wages at that same two-thirds rate. Not every claim receives 300 weeks, however. The total depends on the percentage of disability determined for the shoulder. If, say, you are found to have a 33% impairment, you would be eligible for 100 weeks of your wages at the two-thirds rate. A 50% impairment would be 150 weeks, and so on.
Let Goings Law Firm, LLC Take the Burden of Your Claim Off Your Shoulders
Whatever the nature of your accident or how serious your injury, if you are suffering from a shoulder injury because of your work, you deserve compensation for the help you need. If you or someone you know is applying for assistance for a workplace shoulder injury through workers’ compensation, call Goings Law Firm, LLC at (803) 350-9230 so we can start advising you today.