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$350,000 Auto Accident Settlement
In this case, the claimant was a Local 839 union carpenter driving on 1-88 in Lisle Township. A truck driver was traveling alongside him, in the same direction. While changing lanes, the trucker lost control of his vehicle, sideswiping claimant’s vehicle into the concrete barrier between east and west bound traffic.
Claimant sustained a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder, for which he had surgery. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor) and several tendons which surround the shoulder joint to keep it in place. Some of the common symptoms of rotator cuff tears are pain when raising or lowering the arm, weakness, or cracking sounds when moving the shoulder.
Post-operatively, he made an excellent recovery. He is back at work, performing heavy-duty carpentry work with no medical restrictions whatsoever.