Lawyer for Workplace Shoulder Injuries
A construction accident attorney who knows how to get results
It only takes seconds for an accident to happen at a New York construction site or other workplace that leaves you with a shoulder injury. But the impact of this type of work injury can last a long time. When the negligent action of a third party caused the accident that left you injured, you deserve financial compensation.
Recovering compensation is often a difficult process. Negligent parties deny doing anything wrong. Insurance companies may dispute liability or try to pay you as little as possible. At Keogh Crispi, P.C., we know the obstacles you can face when trying to pursue damages. We help you fight back.
We take your shoulder injury seriously
How do shoulder injuries at work happen? They can be caused by:
- Attempting to lift or move a heavy object
- Slip and fall accidents
- Being struck by a falling object
- A power tool accident
- An accident involving a construction vehicle
- An explosion or fire
Workers on construction sites can be left with a shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff damage, broken bones, tendonitis or strains and sprains. A doctor can diagnosis the injury through a physical examination and imaging tests.
Treatment depends on the type and severity of injury, but shoulder surgery may be needed in some cases. A doctor may prescribe medication such as steroids, cortisone injections, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). The injured worker may need to keep the shoulder immobilized for days or even weeks.
Recovery from a shoulder injury may take only a few weeks, but more serious injuries may require several months of rehabilitation. Until you are healed, you will likely have limited mobility and find it difficult to complete basic tasks. You will probably have to miss time from work, resulting in a loss of income.
Workers’ compensation can help you pay for medical expenses and provide you with partial lost wages. But if a third party’s negligence caused the accident that left you with a shoulder injury, you may also be able to recover compensation.
What should I do if I hurt my shoulder at work?
There are several steps you should take as soon as possible:
Get medical attention. It can be tempting to think soreness or tightness in the shoulder is no big deal. But they could be symptom of a serious injury that requires medical treatment. See a doctor as soon as possible for a physical exam. A doctor will also document your shoulder injury.
Report your injury to your employer. Notify your employer as soon as possible. In addition to helping you file for workers’ compensation, this can also help support your claim for financial compensation in a third-party lawsuit.
Talk to an experienced attorney. It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. An attorney can review the details of your claim and explain your legal options.
If you suffered a workplace shoulder injury, you can’t sue your employer for what happened. But if a third party’s negligence was responsible for the accident that left you hurt, you may be able to recover financial compensation. Third parties can include property owners, contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, engineers and architects.
But don’t expect negligent a negligent third party to accept responsibility for what happened. They are likely to deny doing anything wrong. Their insurance company will dispute liability for your injury and challenge your claim for compensation.
Third parties and insurance companies have lawyers fighting for their best interests. You need an attorney who will fight for you every step of the way.
Why you should call Keogh Crispi
Proving a third party was responsible for causing your accident can be difficult. Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts. We know where to look for evidence that a contractor, subcontractor, manufacturer, engineer, architect or property owner was negligent.
We gather physical evidence, gain access to important documentation and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult experts who can help us understand how your accident happened and who was at fault. Our firm knows what it takes to build a strong case that gets the attention of the insurance company. We determine the total damages you should be compensated for and demand that the insurance company cover them.
Many times, we are able to recover the compensation you deserve through a negotiated settlement. But if they won’t agree to a settlement that works for you, we’ll be ready to take them to court. We approach every case as if we are going to trial.
If you suffered a shoulder injury at the workplace, get legal advice. It’s important to start work on your case as soon as possible. We can review the details of your accident, explain your legal options and answer any questions you have. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at our NYC office.