Injuries to our upper extremities are more common than most people realize, but many people do not think about hurting their shoulders or elbows. When these two areas are injured in a workplace incident, you should be able to count on workers’ compensation to cover your expenses. At JML Law, we are here to make sure you are taken care of. Our Corona shoulder & elbow injury lawyers will work to investigate your case and secure the compensation you need.
Are workplace shoulder and elbow injuries common?
We know that workplace injuries are common occurrences in the workplace. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics said that there were nearly three million nonfatal injuries or illnesses in the workplace during the latest reporting year. When we look at the numbers for a recent year, the BLS says that there was a total of 346,170 upper extremity injuries hat caused days away from work. Out of those, there were 88,890 shoulder injuries and 53,330 arm injuries.
Many of these injuries lead to long-lasting disabilities that keep people from enjoying their lives of working at the level they were accustomed to.
What are shoulder and elbow injuries?
When we think of shoulder and elbow injuries, the first thought is often something traumatic. Certainly, many of these injuries happen due to something like a vehicle or heavy machinery incidents or slips, trips, and falls.
However, shoulder and elbow injuries are often caused by repetitive motions performed over and over again. These workplace injuries are not unlike the injuries that happen to athletes. Repetitive stress shoulder and elbow injuries commonly happen due to overexertion of the joints, carrying too much weight, reaching farther than necessary, etc. Workers in certain industries are more likely to sustain repetitive stress shoulder and elbow injuries – manufacturing, box-bow retail, construction, auto mechanic, etc.
How will these injuries affect a worker?
When a person sustains a workplace shoulder or elbow injury, it often happens over time. In those cases, the damage can be extensive by the time the injury is discovered. Shoulder and elbow injuries could need surgery or extensive rehabilitation to repair, leading to a loss of income and altering a person’s ability to perform household activities.
How will my lawyer work secure compensation for these injuries?
If you or a loved one have sustained a shoulder or elbow injury in the workplace, we know that it can be difficult to get workers compensation insurance. At JML Law, we want to be by your side and work to secure the compensation you truly deserve. This can include the following:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
- General household expenses
- Possible physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
If necessary, we will look into possible punitive damages against a negligent party that caused your injury. When you need a Corona shoulder & elbow injury attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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