Injuries to the shoulder and elbow can affect everything we do. If they occur in the workplace, you should receive compensation. However, if your claim has been denied or if you do not think you are getting enough coverage, seek legal assistance today. At JML Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf. Let our Downey shoulder & elbow injury attorneys investigate every aspect of your case so we can secure the compensation you need.
How common are these injuries in the workplace?
When we turn to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for data on workplace injuries, we see the following:
- There were approximately 2.8 million workplace injuries or illnesses reported during the latest reporting year.
- One recent year of BLS data shows is that there were more than 53,000 arm injuries and nearly 90,000 elbow injuries.
What are the causes of workplace shoulder & elbow injuries?
These injuries have various workplace causes, including:
- Making repetitive motions over long periods of time
- Vehicle or heavy machinery accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Overextension of joints
- Carrying too much weight
- Reaching father than necessary
Many of these injury causes are preventable. Employers should ensure that workers are properly trained and have the equipment they need to perform their duties safely.
What are some common shoulder & elbow injuries?
The most common injuries to the shoulder and elbow are repetitive stress injuries (RSIs). You often hear about these injuries in athletes who perform the same motions over and over again, but they happen in the workplace just as often. RSIs should always be covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
Should and elbow injuries in the workplace can include:
- Elbow fractures
- Clavicle fractures
- Tendon damage
- Ligament damage
- Muscle tears
- Bursitis or tendonitis
- Arthritis or osteoarthritis
- Shoulder joint tears
How do these injuries get repaired?
Repair and recover from these injuries depend on the severity of the injury. For relatively minor injuries to the shoulder or elbow, a worker may need a few days off or some time performing limited duties. For serious injuries, surgery is often necessary. This can lead to extended rehabilitation times and a period of physical therapy. Shoulder and elbow injuries impact not only our work lives, but also everything we do in our personal lives.
How will my attorney help this case?
The qualified and experienced team at JML Law understands that shoulder and elbow injuries can cause problems in both your work and personal life. When we take your case, you can count on us to get to the bottom of what happened. We will work to secure maximum compensation for your injuries, including:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- The cost of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible
When you need a Downey shoulder & elbow injury lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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