How Much is a Shoulder Injury Worth?
Fact checked by Clayton Hasbrook J.D. | Updated on April 10, 2020
Important Legal Disclaimer: These dollar values are from past results and do not guarantee or suggest that your matter will have a similar outcome. The facts and circumstances which led to your injury are likely to be different, and a personal injury attorney can provide specific guidance only after engaging in a fact-intensive analysis. Furthermore, the worth of your personal injury case will ultimately be decided by a jury.
Shoulder Injury Compensation Payouts
Once again, the following figures do not guarantee that your matter will have a similar outcome. Only by reviewing your claim with an experienced lawyer will you gain an idea of how much your claim may be worth. However, shoulder injury accidents in Oklahoma have resulted in the following verdicts and settlements:
- $400,000 for a car crash that aggravated preexisting injuries.
- $275,000 for a vehicular accident resulting in multiple injuries and multiple surgeries.
- $250,000 for a shoulder injury that required surgery to repair.
- $200,000 for a multiple injuries resulting from an automotive accident.
- $170,000 for an injury caused by a truck accident.
- $125,000 for a work-related shoulder injury requiring surgical repair.
Ultimately, the worth of your claim depends on factors such as:
- The severity of the injury.
- How long the injury and/or its complications will last.
- The extent to which the victim became disabled or impaired.
- The medical costs resulting from the injury.
- Income and earnings lost due to the injury, including anticipated lost earnings.
- The extent to which the victim was at fault, if at all, for the accident.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), about 7.5 million people received medical care for shoulder injuries in 2006. Over half of these patients – roughly 4.1 million people – were diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff, a common injury in athletes. Other than sports accidents, common causes of torn rotator cuffs and other severe shoulder injuries include:
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Truck Accidents
If your shoulder injury was caused by another person’s careless or reckless actions, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income, including costs you are expected to incur in the future. The experienced injury lawyers of Hasbrook & Hasbrook can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Call our law offices right away at (405) 698-3040 to set up a free consultation regarding your shoulder injury claim.
Common Shoulder Injuries: Sprains, Strains, Dislocations, and Bursitis
The shoulder is a complex intersection of bones, nerves, muscles, tendons, and tough bands of connective tissue called ligaments. When any of these anatomical components are damaged by trauma or negligent medical care, the victim experiences agonizing pain while losing strength, flexibility, and motion in the affected joint. For Oklahomans whose livelihoods depend on physical labor, such as movers, construction workers, and warehouse workers, an injury of this nature can be financially as well as physically devastating. And, no matter what sort of job the victim performs, he or she is likely to require costly medical care.
Trauma can result are several different types of serious injuries, including fractures and soft tissue injuries such as:
- Broken Arm (Humerus Fracture)
- Broken Collarbone (Fractured Clavicle)
- Broken Shoulder Blade (Fractured Scapula)
- Dislocated Shoulder Joint
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Sprains (Torn Ligaments)
- Strains (Muscle Tears)
- Torn Labrum (Labral Tear)
In other cases, medical malpractice is to blame. Malpractice occurs when a doctor, surgeon, or other healthcare professional makes negligent errors leading to the preventable injury of a patient. For example, shoulder dystocia is a common birth injury caused by the application of excess force during a difficult birth. If the OB-GYN pulls too hard when extracting an infant, the baby’s shoulder can sustain major, long-term damage.
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The injury attorneys of Hasbrook & Hasbrook have over 75 years of combined experience representing accident victims in Oklahoma City and the surrounding area, including Edmond, El Reno, Moore, Norman, Shawnee, Stillwater, Seminole, Cushing, Chickasha, and more. If you suffered a soft tissue injury, bone fracture, or other serious shoulder joint injury in the Oklahoma City due to the inappropriate actions of another person, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and other losses resulting from your accident.
Call our law offices right away at (405) 698-3040 to set up a free and confidential legal consultation.