Ridge & Downes - Law Firm

Police Office Tears Shoulder

We recently settled a case on behalf on an injured police sergeant from western Illinois who sustained two injuries in the line of duty. The sergeant sustained a labral tear in his shoulder while restraining a suspect. After returning to full duty work, the sergeant sustained a second injury attempting to rescue passengers from a fatal motor vehicle accident. While doing so, he was thrown off the top of a van, fracturing his left ankle. The fall also caused him to be impaled with a foreign body, causing permanent injury. The sergeant’s ankle injury did not recover to the extent necessary for him to return to full duty as a police officer. We were able to negotiate a settlement of 45% loss of use of the person as a whole to compensate the sergeant for the loss of his usual and customary employment.

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