If you have ever known someone who had surgery on their shoulder then they will the be the first to tell you that the surgery was no big deal, but the recovery was awful. Getting any kind of surgery is difficult, but it is also just the first step in a very long process. Shoulder and elbow pain should not be neglected as the pain in these areas typically do not get better over time. The shoulder and the elbow are all connected, so if you are experiencing pain in one area then it is the only time that you will experience pain in other places.
Your job depends on you showing up and you depend on that paycheck. Some are hesitant to talk to their employers about workers’ compensation claims because they are worried that they will lose their jobs or they will get a bad reputation as someone who is trying to get a hand out for their injuries. California is a state dedicated to its workers. California makes it a requirement that each business provides workers’ compensation insurance. It is not an inconvenience for you to talk with your employer about a workers’ compensation claim. However, that doesn’t mean that the experience will be a walk in the park. This is why you need sophisticated and knowledgeable attorneys on your side to help guide you through the process.
Common Should and Elbow Injuries
If you are working in jobs that require you to lift things on the daily then you are more at risk for shoulder and elbow injuries. For example, those who work in retail, service industry, truck drivers who load and unload cargo, stock workers, cashiers, and health workers. Those who work as mechanics, painters, or construction workers are also very susceptible to this kind of injury too. Even though all these jobs require different skills and experience they all involve repetitive movements that cause them to move their arms up and down or bend them repetitively for long periods of time. Common injuries include
- tennis elbow
- frozen elbow
- rotator cuff injury
- shoulder joint overload
- elbow joint overload
- shoulder bursa
- elbow joint bursa
- arthritis of elbow
- arthritis of shoulder joint
This list is not exhaustive, but it does depict the range or injuries that you can sustain from your job. Most of these injuries deal with severe inflammation of the muscles and tissues surrounding the joints. Majority of these injuries do require surgery or long term physical therapy.
What To Do
If you or a loved one has experienced shoulder and elbow pain then you have the right to ask your employer about making a workers’ compensation claim. If you do not feel as if you are being treated at work fairly or if you feel as if your claim is not heading in the right direction then our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation are here to help you get back on track. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to start a conversation with our professionals today.
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