When most people think of workplace injuries, they do not think of a rotator cuff. However, rotator cuff injuries are much more common at work than most people realize. In some cases, these injuries are caused by a sudden trauma, but they are often injuries that happen over longer periods of time. At JML Law, our Corona torn rotator cuff injury lawyers are ready to get to work on your behalf. Let us get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
Your rotator cuff is important for movement
Your rotator cuff plays such a vital role in your daily activities. However, most people never hear or think about the rotator cuff unless something goes wrong with it.
The rotator cuff is an area that surrounds your shoulder joint and is comprised of a series of tendons and muscles that keep your upper arm in place within the shoulder socket. A torn rotator cuff can severely limit your ability to perform work duties daily activities.
How do these injuries happen?
When looking at the causes of torn rotator cuffs, we need to look at two things – sudden trauma and cumulative trauma.
A single traumatic event can cause a rotator cuff to tear. This could happen due to a sudden overextension of the shoulder joint. When this happens, there will likely be immense pain (possibly a dislocated shoulder), and a person will need to seek medical attention immediately.
In other cases, torn rotator cuffs are caused by a person performing the same motions over and over again for long periods of time. These repetitive stress injuries are more common in:
- Clothing and retail workers
- Factors and assembly line workers
- Maintenance and repair workers
How common are these injuries?
We know that there are around three million total nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses each year in the US according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). When we dig into the numbers of a recent reporting year, we see that there was a total of 88,980 shoulder injuries that led to workers needing time off. What we noticed was that shoulder injuries, including torn rotator cuffs, lead to the most days away from work of all other injuries on average. That says something about the seriousness of workplace shoulder and rotator cuff injuries.
How will an attorney help secure the compensation I need?
One of the last things you ever expect is that you will tear a rotator cuff at work. Whether this was a sudden onset injury or one that happened over a longer period of time, you should still receive workers compensation coverage. At JML Law, we are ready to stand up for your rights. Let us investigate your injury so we can secure the compensation you deserve, including:
- Coverage of medical expenses related to the injury
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Coverage of physical therapy for your shoulder
- Short- or long-term disability coverage
When you need a Corona torn rotator cuff 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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