Torn Rotator Cuff/Meniscus Injuries
Effective Illinois Injury Attorneys
The knee and shoulder are two of the most complicated joints in the human body. Both offer incredible flexibility, and support motion in multiple directions. As a result of this freedom of motion though, these joints are very vulnerable to serious injuries.
At the law offices of Woodruff Johnson & Palermo, we provide skilled legal help for injured people. If you have suffered a knee or shoulder injury, such as a torn meniscus or rotator cuff, we may be able to help you. We represent people who are injured as the result of others’ negligence in personal injury claims, and people who are injured on the job in workers’ compensation claims.
To schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys, contact our offices today. With offices in Aurora, Chicago, and Champaign, we provide convenient representation for injured people throughout Illinois.
We have experience handling both shoulder injuries and knee injuries:
- Shoulder Injuries: A torn rotator cuff generally occurs as the result of sudden jerking or irregular motions of the arm. A worker may be attempting to lift objects that are too heavy; a person in a car accident may tear a rotator cuff when attempting to brace against the impact. In either case, a torn rotator cuff can limit the injured person’s activities, even after it has healed.
- Knee Injuries: The knee contains several fragile ligaments and other connective tissues, which are incredibly vulnerable to injury. Meniscus injuries and ACL injuries are often the result of “planting and twisting” – forcing the knee to move in directions that it should not. Meniscus injuries can also have long-lasting effects – even after the injury is healed, the person may be limited in routine physical activities such as squatting.
In each case, the particular nature of the claim will depend on the origins of the injury. If you were injured at work, we will help you obtain medical treatment and disability benefits for any time you are unable to work. If you were injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, we will work to ensure that the negligent party is held accountable for your injuries.
For general information regarding injury claims, please visit our workers’ compensation information center or our personal injury information center. For legal advice related to your individual circumstances though, it is best to speak to an experienced attorney. Contact our offices today to schedule a no-cost, confidential consultation with one of our workers’ compensation lawyers.