Joint injuries — that is, injuries to the shoulder, hip, knee, elbow, wrist or ankle — can seriously limit one's ability to perform one's professional duties. In fact, these injuries frequently prevent individuals from working at all and, in severe cases, render people unable to return to their jobs.
If you have suffered a joint injury while on the job, you may be able to file for workers' compensation and receive financial relief for medical care, lost wages and similar considerations. Yet it is important to note how important it is to work with a lawyer in such matters. In Connecticut, employees who attempt to pursue workers' compensation claims on their own often fail to obtain the requisite evidence to establish the severity of their injuries. As a direct result, they receive inadequate compensation — or, in many cases, none at all.
Cummings Law Firm can assist. Serving in New Haven and throughout the region, we have more than 30 years of experience helping injured workers obtain financial relief after a workplace accident. We have the resources and the knowledge to help you, too.
WHY JOINT INJURIES ARE SO DAMAGING
Joints, of course, are the body's shock absorbers. Every day, they absorb an incredible amount of physical pressure and allow the body to keep functioning. Damage to a joint will drastically inhibit one's range of movement — it can be excruciating to walk, or to lift one's arm.
Our principal attorney, James Cummings, is adept at asserting his clients' interests and rights in a full range of workplace joint injury matters, including:
- Achilles' tendon injuries
- Ankle sprains and fractures
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cartilage damage
- Charcot syndrome
- Foot joint sprains and fractures
- Hand joint sprains and fractures
- Hip injuries
- Kneecap injuries, including ACL and MCL tears
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder injuries, including separations and dislocations
- Tendinitis affecting the joints
If you were hurt while on the job, workers' compensation can be a robust means to receive financial relief for your related expenses. We can help you obtain it.