I write this blog about 8 days after having a rather serious rotator cuff injury surgically repaired. In my particular case, my injury does not involve a worker’s compensation nor does it involve a personal injury claim. This injury was due to my own fault but nonetheless has given me a much deeper insight into the pain and suffering that my clients experience when they are injured and even a better understanding of the pain and suffering that follows surgery.
In Wisconsin, if you are injured as a result of the negligence of another you are entitled to receive compensation for pain and suffering. In helping injured victims recover compensation for the 28 years that I have been practicing law, it is always difficult to express to another the pain and discomfort that my clients endure when injured in an accident. Generally, we look to others to help describe the injuries such as doctors, nurses, loved ones who are close with the injured victim and have them try to express what they have seen and heard of my client. In the cases of surgery, not only is it the physical injury but the emotional aspect that everyone endures both before as well as following a surgical procedure. Whenever someone is put under general anesthesia there is always a concern in the back of your mind of both how as well as whether you will come out of the surgery. Once the surgery is completed, you have to deal with the effects of the anesthesia as well as the medication given following the surgery and then undergo physical therapy and extensive rehabilitation before you can even consider a successful outcome. All along, there is both physical as well as emotional pain that I now have a much better understanding and hopefully will be able to convey it even better to insurance adjusters and juries to help my clients.
In addition to the emotional and physical pain and suffering one undergoes during surgery there is also the impact it has on your loved ones. The patience, care and added time your spouse, children or loved ones have to endure while you are undergoing as well as recovering from surgery is enormous. This is called loss of society, companionship and consortium to which I also have a much better understanding now that I have firsthand knowledge of what my wife had to endure with my injuries.
I am hopeful that my lessons learned from this injury and surgery will help me to better represent my clients to get them the monetary compensation they are entitled when their injuries are caused by the negligence of another. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car, motorcycle, boating, ATV, etc., accident, a slip and fall at a business, restaurant, etc., or have been injured in any other way by the negligence of another please contact me for a no cost, no obligation consultation. We take these cases on a contingency fee basis which means there is never a fee until and if there is a recovery. I represent injured victims, not insurance companies and look forward to helping you, your family or a loved one through the difficulties of a personal injury.
In the Madison area call (608) 824-8540, Baraboo area call (608) 356-3961 or statewide at (866) 455-2993. Please feel free to check out our website at https://khtlawyers.com for more information.
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