Contra Costa County Rotator Cuff Injury Attorneys
In workers' compensation, shoulder injuries are often directly related to repetitive stress. Motions that are repeated over and over such as lifting, pushing and pulling can cause injuries that are both common and painful for workers.
The Concord shoulder injury attorneys at the Goforth & Lucas Law Partnership work with all major orthopedic surgeons in the area. Our goal is to help our clients find a doctor and get the appropriate evaluation and treatment for their injuries.
Shoulder injuries sustained at work can run through a huge range of severity from a minor sprain to a torn rotator cuff or labrum. With this type of injury, it is important to seek experienced legal representation and a skilled medical professional. Our lawyers can help you determine which doctor to go to and which diagnostic tests might be necessary in your specific situation. Many shoulder injuries cannot be properly diagnosed without the use of an MRI. We will negotiate with the insurance carrier to ensure you receive the proper diagnostics, treatment and fair compensation for your injury. Do not hesitate to contact an attorney at our firm for a strictly confidential and no cost consultation. Typical workers' compensation benefits include:
- Temporary disability/recovery of lost wages
- Permanent disability/recovery of lost earning capacity
- Proper ongoing medical care
- Assurances that future medical care will be covered
- Vocational retraining voucher/damages
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed SB 863 which will affect all workers' compensation benefits beginning in 2013. Injured workers must protect their rights under the new law. To level the playing field against insurance carriers and their defense firms you must have aggressive and experienced representation from lawyers who fully understand both sides of your dispute as well as the new laws. If you have suffered personal injury, workers' compensation disability, or are fighting foreclosure because of your injuries, Goforth & Lucas will fight to protect your legal interests and obtain the best possible economic recovery.
We provide a no cost confidential consultation to all clients. Contact us or call us at 925-265-8964 to schedule a meeting with our California workplace accident attorneys. We are available to meet with you Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments and hospital visits may be arranged upon request.