I suffered a shoulder injury as a result of a slip and fall accident, which left me with permanent loss of range of motion. How much can I recover for permanent damage?
When any type of accident causes a victim to suffer permanent damage, the personal injury claim will be worth more money than a claim involving a minor injury. This is especially the case if your permanent shoulder injury and loss of range of motion causes you the inability to work. If you cannot perform your job functions, you will be unable to work and make a living.
In addition to seeking compensation for lost income and future lost wages and benefits due to permanent damages, you may be able to seek compensation for emotional damages and pain and suffering. When people with injuries can no longer earn a living doing the job they have experience in and are trained to do, they can become depressed and lose their self-worth. If this is the case, counseling and therapy will be needed to help victims heal their emotional wounds. In this event, victims with emotional damages will need to be compensated for counseling costs.
As you can see here, each legal case has many factors that will establish the value. The main factors that determine case worth are the extent of the injury, whether or not the victim lost wages, and if the victim will be able to earn a living in the future. For a free consultation and to talk about your slip and fall claim in more detail, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766.