Our experienced shoulder injury compensation claim lawyers help when you have a rotator cuff injury from an accident or work-related injury. At times like this, you need skilled personal injury lawyers to help you get back on track.
If this is your situation, Splatt Lawyers assist on a no win, no fee basis. Depending on how you were injured, our workers’ compensation lawyers, public liability solicitors or road accident legal team will help you understand your legal rights. Contact us for your free case assessment. Call Now – 1800 575 023 or email us >
When you have shoulder injuries, the constant pain and stress are devastating, disrupting your life. Furthermore, working can be impossible, which hurts your financial position.
Thankfully, Splatt Lawyers team of shoulder injury lawyers can help. When you have experienced a loss due to an accident or injury, you can be entitled to seek legal damages. A personal injury claim will help you fund your rehabilitation and medical treatment costs to help you get back on track. In this circumstance, you have a legal right to seek compensation for your shoulder injury.
For more than 28 years, our experienced personal injury lawyers have helped thousands of Queenslanders with rotator cuff damage access their due entitlements. When you choose Splatt Lawyers for your shoulder injury compensation claim, you can relax knowing you are dealing with a team of expert solicitors with a reputation for success. It’s free to start, and there are no legal costs or fees until we win your case. Call Now – 1800 700 125.
I have heard of No Win, No Pay, but what is 100% No Win, No Fee?
You may worry about the cost of hiring a skilled shoulder injury lawyer when you have had rotator cuff damage due to someone else’s negligence. We know the costs associated with protecting your legal rights with effective legal representation may be outside your budget. So, you will be happy to know that when you choose Splatt Lawyers for your shoulder injury compensation payout, you have no financial risk. Our No Win, No Fee, No Risk guarantee means that:
Our experienced compensation lawyers will be pleased to show you our legal cost agreement that outlines our 100% No Win, No Fee policy.
If your shoulder has been injured at your workplace, by a traffic smash, or in a public space due to someone else’s negligence, you must understand the benefits you’re entitled to receive. Generally, the value of your case relies on the nature and extent of your shoulder or rotator cuff damage and its impact on your life.
For this reason, the how much compensation you get for a shoulder injury claim will be unique to your circumstances. These are the components that determine what your case is worth.
Given the complex nature of the shoulder joint and surrounding muscles and ligaments, getting the correct diagnosis for your rotator cuff injury is essential. Unless you’ve been involved in severe trauma, your first step will include visiting your GP for medical treatment. They usually refer you to a specialist, including x-rays or MRIs, pain medication prescriptions, and medical supports or apparatus.
You can claim your out-of-pocket expenses, including travel costs and the costs of your scans and consultations.
Strict time limits apply to your ability to make a claim. Depending on the nature of your claim (e.g. work injury or personal injury), these can vary from 6 months to 3 years.
Rotator cuff injuries frequently require surgery, often involving re-attaching the tendon to the head of the humerus (upper arm bone). A partial tear, however, may need only a trimming or smoothing procedure called a debridement. A complete tear is repaired by stitching the tendon back to its original site on the humerus.
Recovery from surgery can take up to 6 months, depending on the tear size. It’s also possible that you’ll be required to wear a sling for 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure.
If you are fortunate enough not to require surgery, you will almost certainly need rehabilitation services for your shoulder or rotator cuff injury, which involves physiotherapy, chiropractic treatments, and acupuncture. You may also need ergonomic aids.
Your shoulder injury may prevent you from performing tasks you currently take for granted, such as mowing the lawn, driving, DIY and other jobs around the house. If this is the case, you may be entitled to claim outside help from paid contractors or compensation for the extra support provided by friends and family.
Strict rules apply in Queensland for this type of compensation; it’s worth checking with one of our claims specialists if you have any questions.
Being unable to work because of your shoulder injury places you and your family under extra stress. You may be entitled to claim for your loss of earnings for the period you could not work. Depending on the nature of your damage, there’s also a chance that you won’t be able to work in the same capacity or in the same role before your injury. If so, you can claim compensation for your reduced earning capacity.
Your super fund contributions will also be reduced if you cannot earn as much because of your rotator cuff injury. This will also be taken into account when calculating your compensation claim.
You may also receive compensation for your pain, suffering, and any reduced quality of life due to your shoulder injuries.
Shoulder injuries have a history of poor healing with an extended recovery period, influencing how much compensation you receive. To understand the impact on settlement value, you must know how your rotator cuff works.
The section of your shoulder most impacted when you damage your shoulder is the glenohumeral joint (or shoulder joint), which connects the glenoid (your shoulder socket) with the humerus. The labrum is the cartilage section of your rotator cuff and consists of a disc of cartilage lining your glenoid. This provides joint stability and maintains the attachment of your glenoid and humerus.
Shoulder injuries often require arthroscopic shoulder surgery. This operation involves a surgeon making a small cut in your shoulder joint to insert a camera and tools.
Tendons and ligaments do not have a sufficient blood supply, particularly in the rotator cuff region. A lower-than-usual number of arteries in this part of your body leads to longer healing times.
Because of these healing complications, your shoulder can experience progressive deterioration over time. It is common for people with rotator cuff damage to experience secondary symptoms like a “frozen shoulder”, limited range of motion and decreased movement.
When calculating injury damages, your future healing factors, complications, primary and secondary symptoms, pain and suffering.
You can claim workers’ compensation for a work-related rotator cuff or shoulder injury. Under the Queensland workers’ compensation scheme, all employers must have insurance coverage for workplace accidents, and WorkCover is the workers’ compensation insurer for QLD work related injuries.
Generally, you can make a workers’ compensation claim when you have a shoulder injury at work, on your journey to or from work, or at a work-related activity or event. Claiming workers’ compensation benefits can seem daunting, especially if you are trying to manage your recovery and get your life back on track. However, you can relax a little, knowing that the Queensland WorkCover insurance scheme is a no-fault system, so you don’t need to prove who was responsible for your accident.
At Splatt Lawyers, we have expert work injury lawyers with expertise in handling workplace injury claims who can guide you through this complicated process. We offer a free initial consultation where our WorkCover lawyers will assess your claim and explain your rights and what you can expect throughout the legal process. Call now for immediate legal support – 1800 700 125.
There are two types of common shoulder injuries from workplace accidents:
Professions identified as exceptionally high risk for shoulder injuries involve overhead work. These include Painters, Carpenters, Builders, Slaughterhouse Workers and Mine Workers, Heavy Machinery Operators, Factory Workers and Construction Workers. Regardless of your occupation, you could claim workers’ compensation when your job causes you harm.
Injured workers can receive a lump sum WorkCover payout when they have a shoulder injury at work that results in permanent disability, known as a permanent impairment claim.
In Queensland, the Injury Scale Value (ISV) determines the value of permanent impairment damages. The scale ranges from 1 to 100, depending on the severity of the injury. At the time of writing, the mid-point general damages for a score of 50 would be $137,500.
You can suffer physical and psychological harm on Queensland roads in many ways. You can be injured as a pedestrian, passenger or driving a truck, car, bus or other vehicle. All road users in our great state must have compulsory CTP insurance coverage. When you have a shoulder injury due to a road or traffic accident, the CTP insurance company funds your compensation.
You could have a successful car accident injury claim regardless of how the accident happened. You should contact our legal team for expert advice, even if you were wholly or partly at fault. It costs nothing to know your rights and entitlements.
Falling on your rotator cuff can result in a mild or severe shoulder injury, for which you can claim a compensation payout. When successful, the public liability insurance company of the venue owner or manager is liable to fund your lump sum claim.
When you have been injured by a duty of care failure of another person or entity, you can be entitled to seek legal damages. Effectively, you are suing the negligent party for breaching their duty. In this circumstance, an insurance company funds your compensation. Depending on where and how you acquired your injury, an insurer will be liable to support your claim.
Common law claim settlements are frequently more significant than other types of compensation. Your injury must have stabilised before legal action can commence. Contact our legal team to understand if you have a case. Call Now – 1800 700 125.
Sometimes due to bad luck or a combination of factors outside your control, you may end up involved in an accident with more severe and permanent consequences. You could be diagnosed as having a Total and Permanent Disability and no longer able to work in your regular job.
In this situation, you may be eligible to make a TPD claim through your superannuation fund and be entitled to receive a lump sum payment. TPD payouts can be sizeable and taxed at a reduced rate (depending on age). Check our TPD Calculator to see what your claim might be worth.
If you haven’t already received medical support or treatment for your rotator cuff or shoulder injury, or your recovery is taking longer than expected, it might be worth seeking the help and support of an injury law specialist who offers rehab funding. These funds can assist you with treatment and rehabilitation costs when needed. It’s free to get started and you pay nothing until we win your claim. Call Now – 1800 700 125.
There are stringent time limits in Queensland for lodging your injury compensation claim. Your time constraint depends on the type of claim you are making and the circumstances of your accident. If you believe you have a case, you should seek expert legal advice immediately. The steps you take now will impact the outcome of your case.
Every legal case is unique. The time it takes to achieve an outcome will depend on the following:
1) The severity of your injury
2) How long it takes for your injury to stabilise
3) The complexity of proving legal liability
4) The quality of your evidence
Simple cases can resolve in 12 months, and more challenging issues can take several years. However, complex claims often result in larger settlements. It helps if you have experienced lawyers with substantial expertise in shoulder damage cases – like the team at Splatt Lawyers.
Splatt Lawyers is a 100% No Win, No Fee law firm with capped legal fees. Our No Pay policy means you pay our costs and fees when you win your claim and nothing if you lose. This is our No Win, No Fee, No Risk guaranteed. Our compensation solicitors will explain how this works when you contact us for your free claim review. You can see more about our fees here >
You have the right to represent yourself in any action seeking legal damages. The Queensland compensation law environment is complicated, and it is daunting dealing with large insurance companies. When you have a physical injury, navigating legal claim processes can be stressful and escalate your condition. Insurers have teams of lawyers who are employed to minimise insurance payouts. Get the help you deserve by choosing Splatt Lawyers your desired outcome.