Hand, Wrist, Shoulder & Knee Injuries

When Your Ability to Make a Living is Impaired

Most clients who come to the Texas law office, are everyday working people with families to support. Being out of work can be financially devastating to them. When an injury to your hand, wrist, shoulder or knee is caused by negligence or an accident at the workplace, you are entitled to compensation for the life-changing event. Our job is to help you receive compensation to avoid financial disaster.

Jobs requiring heavy lifting are not the only occupations where hand and wrist injuries occur. Secretaries and data entry professionals run the risk of career-ending injuries as well.

Securing the Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Need

Whether your job involves heavy physical work or light physical work, you can suffer injuries. Some clients, for example, suffer carpal tunnel from computer work. We seek to secure you the workers’ compensation you are entitled to under the law.

Risks of Injury in Jobs Involving Physical Labor

Physical laborers can suffer a rotator cuff tear from lifting, twisting or falling. Damage to the knee can occur from a fall or bump that results in significant trauma. Surgery is required and the long-term effects of knee injuries and shoulder injuries can hamper future income potential.

Career-Threatening Hand and Wrist Injuries

Secretaries and data entry operators may not be bending and lifting heavy boxes or equipment, but their jobs still contain hazards. Continuous work on a keyboard without proper breaks leads to carpal tunnel. Inflamed and swollen wrist ligaments result in pinched nerves, putting professionals in that area out of work temporarily or permanently.

That level of fear and uncertainty that comes with an inability to work requires you to have an experienced advocate at your side.

Obtain Workers’ Comp for Your Work-Related Shoulder or Knee Injuries

Whether your injury resulted from a slip and fall at work or an on-the-job car accident, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits and may be entitled to additional compensation against a negligent party other than your employer.

If you are suffering from a shoulder injury, knee injury or other joint injury caused by a workplace accident, contact the law office of William D. Acton, Jr. I have the experience and determination to help you recover the benefits you are entitled to.

Slip/Trip and Falls ∙ Other Work-Related Accidents

Physical laborers can suffer rotator cuff tears from lifting, twisting or falling. Knee traumas can occur from falls or bumps that result in significant damage. I represent workers from all occupations who have suffered shoulder or knee injuries in occupational settings, such as:

  • Slip and fall injuries: Serious falls at work are one of the leading causes of on-the-job shoulder and knee injuries. If you have suffered a shoulder or knee injury in a slip and fall or trip and fall at work, you deserve to be compensated. If your slip and fall occurred away from the office, you may be entitled to workers’ comp benefits and additional compensation from the property owner.
  • Car accident injuries: Knee injuries are common for workers injured in car or truck accidents when the knees are jammed into the dashboards. If the car accident occurred while you were working, you may be entitled to workers’ comp benefits and personal injury compensation from the negligent party who caused the accident.
  • Other workplace injuries: Shoulder or knee injuries can also occur when a construction worker falls off a ladder, when a worker tears a rotator cuff while performing heavy overhead lifting or in various other workplace incidents.

When One Injury Causes Additional Suffering

Many times, an injury to one joint leads to an injury to another joint. For example, a worker who falls down the stairs and suffers a knee injury may adjust his or her weight distribution when walking or moving about to favor the injured knee. The uneven weight distribution over time can cause significant pain in the back and shoulders.

 I Understand the Effects of a Shoulder or Knee Injury

Shoulder injuries, knee injuries and other joint and ligament injuries can seem minor at first. However, many people with joint or ligament damage suffer from long-term effects. For many people, the pain and damage is enough to keep them out of work either temporarily or permanently. Shoulder replacement surgery or knee replacement surgery is often necessary and even after the surgery recovery, the long-term effects of knee injuries and shoulder injuries can hamper future income potential.

Contact Us

As experienced work injury lawyers, we comprehend the anguish my clients endure when they have been hurt at work and are faced with lost wages, medical expenses and the prospect of future employment concerns.  For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding a hand and wrist injury from repetitive stress, please contact us.