Teacher Fractures Shoulder at Work

Dirk J. Derrick
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An Horry County school teacher tripped over cords in a hallway at her school, causing a fracture in her shoulder and the need for a workers' compensation claim. She complained of weakness, stiffness, pain, and limited use of her shoulder. She saw an orthopedist doctor who said the fracture would need surgery to heal properly. After having the shoulder surgery, the teacher was placed in a sling and was told she could return to work on light duty until her follow up.

The teacher's shoulder was healing properly, so she was prescribed physical therapy to help with the limited use of her shoulder. After a year of treatment, our workers' compensation client reached maximum medical improvement (MMI) and was able to work on regular duty with minimal long term impairments.

The Derrick Law Firm helped this client from the very beginning to make sure her doctor's appointments, surgery, and medicine were approved by the workers' compensation insurance adjustor. They evaluated the extent of her injuries and future impairments and came to a settlement of $62,000.

Our client was very satisfied with the outcome of her case and said this, "The representatives from Derrick Law were helpful and courteous from beginning to end. The entire process was well covered and all questions and concerns were addressed before moving forward."

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