Shoulder Disorders Disability Claims Attorneys Representing Policyholders Throughout the U.S.
At Disability Insurance Law Group, our nationwide claims attorneys know multiple types of shoulder disorders can impact an individual’s ability to work.
Some shoulder disorders that can cause disability include:
Also known as adhesive capsulitis, this condition can be caused by inflammation, shoulder injury, bone fracture, or surgery. A frozen shoulder can limit the shoulder’s range of motion and cause pain.
This includes partial or full dislocation, muscular tissue distortion, or joint stiffening.
Other shoulder disorders that can cause pain include:
- Calcific tendonitis.
- Degenerative joint disease.
If any of these shoulder disorders or conditions impact your ability to work — even temporarily while you pursue medical treatments like surgery and rehabilitation — your disability insurance can make an essential difference in your life.
When a disability insurance claim is denied, it can physically, emotionally, and financially devastate shoulder disorders sufferers. We want to help.
Our national shoulder disorders disability insurance attorneys assist policyholders through the U.S. in strategically submitting their claims by outlining the severity of their conditions, compiling the necessary medical records to support their disabilities, and negotiating with their private or employer-provided insurer to achieve the benefits they are entitled to for their impairment.
Call us today to learn more about how we have successfully produced real results for real people across the U.S. who need our help and how we can assist you in moving forward with confidence during a free consultation.
When are Shoulder Disorders Considered Impairments?
Shoulder disorders can encompass a range of conditions affecting the shoulder’s bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Shoulder disorders are considered impairments when they significantly impact an individual’s ability to perform essential activities of daily living, work-related tasks, or other functions. The severity and impact of the disorder will vary depending on the specific diagnosis and individual circumstances.
Determinations of impairment due to shoulder disorders are often made by healthcare professionals, including orthopedic specialists, physical therapists, and other relevant specialists. Medical documentation, including clinical assessments, imaging studies, and treatment history, is considered in the evaluation.
Here are some considerations for when shoulder disorders may be considered impairments:
If a shoulder disorder significantly impairs a person’s ability to perform basic activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, bathing, reaching, and lifting, it may be considered an impairment.
- Occupational Implications
Shoulder disorders can impact a person’s ability to work. Jobs that require manual labor, repetitive arm movements, or lifting may be particularly affected. A key consideration is the impact on job performance, attendance, and the ability to carry out essential job functions.
- Range of Motion and Strength
An impaired range of motion and strength in the shoulder joint can contribute to disability. If a person cannot perform tasks that require reaching overhead, lifting, or carrying due to shoulder pain or limitations, it may be considered an impairment.
- Chronic Pain and Discomfort
Chronic pain associated with shoulder disorders can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. If the pain is severe and persistent, leading to functional limitations or disability, it may be considered an impairment.
The duration and severity of shoulder disorder symptoms are essential considerations. Chronic or severe shoulder disorders that persist over time and significantly impair overall functioning may be viewed as impairments.
The effectiveness of treatment in managing shoulder disorder symptoms is considered. If symptoms are not adequately controlled with medications, physical therapy, and other interventions, it may contribute to the severity of impairment.
It is important to note that shoulder disorders are diverse, and the impact can vary widely among individuals. Treatment options may include medications, physical therapy, injections, and, in some cases, surgical interventions. If you are pursuing your disability insurance while you seek medical treatment or are looking for a permanent financial support solution for a significant shoulder disorder, we can help.
Whether your disability insurance coverage was underwritten as a private or employer-provided policy, we have over 50 years of combined experience pursuing all insurance coverages and corporations for the benefits policyholders nationwide deserve.
At Disability Insurance Law Group, we also offer insurance claims for the following conditions:
Contact our Skilled Shoulder Disorders Disability Insurance Attorneys Today
Contact our national shoulder disorders disability insurance attorneys today by calling 954-989-9000 or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential case assessment so we can put our legal skills and resources to work for you — no matter where you live or work in the U.S.