Have you suffered an injury to your knee, shoulder, or other joint in the course of your job? What may seem at first to be a “mild sprain” can worsen, or may turn out to be more serious than you think. You should see a doctor immediately for any work-related knee injury or shoulder injury, and then contact The Epstein Law Firm about a workers’ compensation claim.
We represent clients throughout Cook, Lake, and DuPage Counties for applications for benefits, as well as appeals on behalf of employees turned down for workers’ compensation. We know from experience that a knee, shoulder, or joint injury can be debilitating, or even permanent if an employee returns to work and aggravates the condition.
Joint injuries can be exceedingly serious because of the time it takes for that type of injury to heal completely. The more serious ones, like a torn meniscus, ACL, rotator cuff, or shoulder fracture, generally require surgery, which is expensive itself, along with an extended recovery period, as well as physical therapy. If you can’t work during your recovery time, it’s very difficult to find a way to pay for the medical expenses, unless you have help from your employer’s workers’ compensation. If you were injured on the job, or your knee or shoulder injury is a result of repetitive motion or overexertion from your job, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation that will help cover the costs of both your surgery and your physical therapy.
The Epstein Law Firm is familiar with the typical treatment and recovery paths for all types of knee injury and shoulder injuries:
- Torn ACL or MCL ligament
- Broken knee cap
- Knee strain or knee sprain
- Fractured knee
- Cartilage injury
- Stress fractures in the leg bones
- Broken or sprained ankle
- Foot and toe injuries
- Separated shoulder
- Rotator cuff injury
- Torn ligament / torn labrum
- Nerve damage / numbness
- Arthritis / degenerative disease
- Elbow fractures
- Wrist and hand injuries
Whether the injury occurred from a fall or accident, heavy lifting, or repetitive motion, you are covered under workers’ compensation and entitled to medical and cash benefits after 7 days off the job. We handle all workplace injuries, including back and neck injury, carpal tunnel, repetitive stress injuries, and occupational disease including work-related stress disorders.
If you are denied reimbursement for arthroscopic surgery, MRI scans, osteoarthritis treatment, chiropractic or physical therapy, the experienced attorneys of The Epstein Law Firm will aggressively protect your rights and fight the insurance company for your full coverage. We can also intervene if an Independent Medical Examiner determines that you should return to work and you disagree with the prognosis. You know your body, and shouldn’t be forced to return to work until you are physically and medically able to do so.
We regularly represent clients at Workers’ Compensation Board hearings to reverse the decision or work out a compromise, and will take your case all the way to trial if necessary. If you believe you were denied your right to workers’ compensation, or if you believe you’re not getting the correct compensation for your knee or shoulder injury, it’s time to contact the Epstein Law Firm!
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