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Shoulder Injuries & Pain from Work

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Claiming a shoulder injury, unfortunately, can sometimes be a tricky case because sometimes employers fight back and deny the injury was actually the result of an accident, and not from something outside of work. That’s why it’s important to consult and work with a workers’ compensation lawyer to get the benefits you deserve. Contact our attorneys today so we can get started on your case.

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The majority of lifting, reaching, hammering, cutting, etc. involves the shoulder. Therefore, shoulder injuries are relatively common among workplace injuries.

The shoulder is the most flexible and mobile joint in the body, which makes it extremely prone to injury. Shoulder injuries can be immensely painful and while some of these injuries can heal in short amounts of time, others lead to permanent damage that might require surgery for repair.

Common Shoulder Injuries

There are two common injuries associated with the shoulder:

Torn Rotator Cuff. A shoulder’s rotator cuff connects the bone in the upper part of the arm to the shoulder blade. When injured, employees generally feel pain at the top and front of the shoulder or on the outer side of the upper arm. This is especially true when lifting or raising the arms overhead. Injured workers with a torn rotator cuff may feel worse pain at night, which often effects sleeping behavior.

Dislocation. Dislocation occurs when the bone in the upper arm slips out of the shoulder socket. Not only does it cause pain, but it can also develop into immobilization. If immobilized, changes in the shoulder can occur, such as internal scar tissue between the bones of the shoulder joint. This can greatly limit movement and prevent the body from receiving normal fluids throughout the area.

Due to the careers that force employees to frequently work with their arms overhead, the industries at most risk for shoulder injuries are:


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Our Attorneys

Our attorneys specialize in workman's comp, personal injury, and dispute resolution services.

We have have a long history of building long-term client relationships founded on trust and mutual respect.


Frank Prior - Attorney

Frank Prior

With over 25 years of experience in civil litigation and thousands of cases mediated, Frank specializes in the fields of workers compensation and personal injury law.

Sherman Lee Criner - Attorney

Sherman Lee Criner

Sherman is Licensed to Practice Law in North and South Carolina. He has extensive education in law and the mediation practice, professional experience and impressive memberships in many noteworthy political, civic and business organizations.

Ashley Edwards - Attorney

Ashley M. Edwards

Ashley is a NC attorney and certified mediator in North and South Carolina, Ashley has represented hundreds of clients and mediated thousands of cases for attorneys, insurance carriers and private companies. 

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“These guys are awesome and care about their clients very much. I would suggest anyone hurt on the job to contact them. Cannot express my appreciation enough to them!"

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“Ashley Edwards genuinely cares about his clients and holds himself to the highest standards in all of his professional interactions. I am happy to recommend him to anyone who needs help navigating the workers compensation process."

Patrick H.

“Ashley has been practicing compensation law in the greater Wilmington area for 15+ years. I have often turned to him for advice and counsel. He knows the law, is trustworthy, listens to his clients, and fights to do the right thing for them. He is my first call!"

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“Mr Edwards made my case feel like it was his most important case. He is so caring and attentive."

Renee M.

“This was the first and only law firm I contacted after being injured. Everyone there has been on point concerning my case and extremely professional. I highly recommend contacting workers comp first if injured. It will be as if it's the most important case they have and they will not disappoint. Thank you to the entire team."

Stephen H.

“Wonderful Experience under difficult circumstances. They helped me understand my rights and options under the law. Mr. Edwards took the time to help and meet with me whenever I had questions. He is highly recommended for his expert advice and service. "

Ashley M.

“This is the place to go if you get hurt on the job Ashley and his paralegal Janet are really nice and super easy to talk to and they take the time to really listen to your problems and get you the help you need and deserve."

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“They came out took out time to listen very smart he knows what he's talking about he heard me out and took my case under difficult sircumstances and i highly advise this is the law firm to consider."

Marlo C.

“Sherman is one of the best mediators that I know---he is extremely proficient in Workers' Compensation Law and he is an outstanding communicator. I give Sherman my highest rating!"

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“Great Experience with a caring lawyer who took the time to actually meet with me. He handled my case to the end and explained everything. Highly recommended."


“Ashley is very knowledgeable and relatable to his clients, to opposing counsel, and to all parties when acting as mediator. "

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“Ashley didn't always tell me what I wanted to hear but he always told me the truth. He is very knowledgeable and professional... I would highly recommend Ashley if you feel the need to hire an attorney. "


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