Chicago Shoulder Injury Lawyer

Did you suffer a shoulder injury at work? 

Workplace shoulder injuries can leave you with constant pain, mounting medical bills, and a future filled with uncertainty. Fortunately, you do not have to face this alone. 

At Martay Law Office, our Chicago shoulder injury lawyers will fight for the wage, medical, and disability benefits you need to recover. 

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Why Hire Our Shoulder Injury Lawyers to Help You Recover?

With over 100 years of combined experience representing injured workers throughout Chicagoland, our shoulder injury attorneys have the knowledge, skill, and dedication to help you win workers’ compensation benefits. What sets our attorneys apart from other lawyers in Illinois?

  • Our shoulder injury lawyers put your best interests first. When you hire our legal team to handle your work injury claim, your well-being and your financial future become our priority. 
  • We’ll provide you with the personalized attention you deserve. Regardless of the value of your claim, our attorneys will take the time to get to know you and your family, and understand more about how your injury impacts your life. 
  • Our attorneys will maximize the compensation you receive. We won’t stop at the simplest resolution. Instead, we’ll look for additional sources of recovery, like third-party liability claims, to maximize the compensation you receive for your injury.

How Do Workplace Shoulder Injuries Occur?

It is important to understand the causes of shoulder injuries, so preventative measures can be taken. However, even when proper precautions are taken, many seemingly mundane tasks can contribute to shoulder injuries. 

From stocking shelves to assembly line work, these repetitive tasks can put strain on the joint over time, causing injury. Repetitive tasks are not the only thing contributing to workplace shoulder injuries in the workplace, however. 

Long hours of awkward posture, common in construction, painting, and various other careers, can cause immediate damage to your shoulder. Additionally, lifting heavy objects, especially multiple times a day, can put strain on your shoulder muscles, possibly resulting in tears, dislocation, and sprains. Slip and fall accidents are also contributors to shoulder injuries causing fractures, dislocation, severe bruising, and sprains.

Types of Shoulder Injuries

The unassuming shoulder is a workhorse, constantly in action. From normal, everyday tasks like reaching, lifting, or carrying groceries, to the more repetitive tasks often required by our jobs, this joint powers our movements. However, this constant use comes at a cost. 

Injuries to the shoulder are all too common, especially in the workforce. These injuries often leave victims in constant pain for weeks, or in more severe cases, months, years, or permanently. Common injuries to the shoulder include:

  • Rotator cuff tears: This injury occurs when the tendons or muscles that stabilize the shoulder joint become damaged. Repetitive overhead motions and heavy lifting are common contributors to this injury.
  • Bursitis: Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion the shoulder joint. Repetitive motion or consistent awkward posture can cause irritation to these sacs, causing pain and swelling.
  • Shoulder impingement: Tendons in the rotator cuff become squeezed between the shoulder bones, causing pain and limited range of motion. This often occurs due to activities that require constant overhead motion over an extended period.
  • Strains and sprains: Overuse of the shoulder joint or sudden movement can cause ligaments and muscles in the shoulder to become stretched or torn, leading to pain and inflammation. Lifting heavy objects, sudden falls, and forceful pulling motions can all cause strains and sprains.
  • Dislocation: Sudden impact or forceful twisting of the shoulder can cause the ball of the upper arm bone to pop out of its socket. This very painful injury requires immediate medical attention.

Symptoms of a Shoulder Injury

Symptoms of a shoulder injury can manifest in a variety of ways. Pain is a telltale indicator of injury. Pain related to a shoulder injury can range from a dull ache to a sharp, stabbing sensation. Pain may worsen with specific movements, including lifting or reaching for overhead objects. 

Weakness in the affected arm is another symptom of a possible shoulder injury. This can make even previously simple tasks difficult. 

Yet another symptom is stiffness in the joint. This limits the range of motion of the affected shoulder, thus hindering everyday activities. 

A grinding or popping sensation during movement is also indicative of underlying injury. 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is crucial to take action as soon as possible. Consult with an experienced healthcare professional as soon as you notice symptoms. Early intervention is key in preventing worsening damage and encouraging proper healing.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim for Your Shoulder Injury

A shoulder injury related to a workplace incident should not leave you with financial strain. Illinois workers’ compensation can help. You must report your injury to your employer within 45 days to ensure proper documentation. Your next step should be visiting a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. You will need to file a workers’ compensation claim to cover medical bills, lost wages, and in some cases, vocational rehabilitation if your injury prevents you from doing your current work duties.

Let Martay Law Office ensure your best interests are protected, so you can focus on your recovery. Consulting with an experienced shoulder injury attorney at our law firm will ensure you navigate the claims process smoothly and receive the full and fair compensation you need to recover. 

Has Your Shoulder Injury Sidelined You From Your Job?

Serious shoulder injuries often mean hospital stays, lost wages, and the pressure to return to work as soon as possible. This can all take its toll, leading to feelings of stress and uncertainty. Our law firm can help level the playing field between you and your employer’s insurer, bringing you peace of mind so you can focus on your recovery.

If a shoulder injury has left you sidelined from your job in Chicago, impacting your ability to provide for yourself and your family, Martay Law Office is here for you. Call us at (312) 374-6403 or visit our website to contact us for a free consultation regarding your case. 

If your injury prevents you from coming to us, we can do all major intake information electronically while you relax in the comfort of your home or hospital room.  

Worried about legal fees? Our law firm delivers quality legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you owe no attorney fees whatsoever unless we win your case and collect workers’ compensation benefits for you.