Case Study: Torn Rotator Cuff

Helping You Get the Workers' Compensation Benefits You Deserve

Work-related injuries can impose serious financial, physical and emotional challenges for you and your family members. If you have been injured at work, you have a right to receive appropriate medical care and to collect workers' compensation benefits.

The attorneys at Lawyer, Dougherty, Palmer & Flansburg, P.L.C., have more than 60 years of combined experience assisting individuals in Des Moines and throughout Iowa with their workers' compensation claims. We are committed to helping you get the benefits you deserve.

The following torn rotator cuff case study illustrates how important it is to have a skilled attorney on your side if you have been injured on the job. To discuss your case with one of our lawyers, contact us.

Permanent Total Disability Benefits Rewarded for Torn Rotator Cuff Injury

John Lumley injured his right shoulder while working for the City of Des Moines in 2000. He required surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. After falling in a ditch, John re-injured his shoulder in 2002 while still employed by the city and required a second rotator cuff repair.

The city claimed John was not entitled to any disability benefits because the 2002 injury was identical to the earlier injury. Attorney Beth Flansburg took John's case to a hearing before a deputy workers' compensation commissioner, who awarded John permanent total disability benefits. The award was upheld on appeal and John will continue to receive weekly workers' compensation benefits for the rest of his natural life. At the time of the hearing, John was 35 years old.

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If you have been injured at work, you have only 90 days to give notice to your employer. At Lawyer, Dougherty, Palmer & Flansburg, P.L.C., our lawyers can help you give notice and determine if there is a case worth pursuing. To discuss your injury with one of our attorneys in a free consultation, call 888-416-6998 or contact us online.

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