The last thing anyone expects is that they will injure their rotator cuff. It is a part of the body we never even think about unless it starts to hurt. However, many workers are at risk for these injuries but could have a hard time securing the compensation they deserve. At JML Law, we are ready to help when you need a Downey torn rotator cuff injury lawyer. We have the experience you need to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your injury-related expenses.
What is a rotator cuff injury?
Most of us never have to think about how our arms stay connected to the shoulder – unless we injure our rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is comprised of muscles and tendons that connect your upper arm to the shoulder socket. These muscles and tendons effectively keep your arm in place. Tearing or damaging the rotator cuff can lead to difficulties when performing daily tasks as well as immense pain.
How do workplace rotator cuff tears occur?
We commonly hear about athletes who tear their rotator cuffs by performing the same motions over and over again. It is not just athletes who do this – workers in many industries regularly perform repetitive motions. That is why many rotator cuff tears are considered repetitive stress injuries. Workers in clothing and retail, manufacturing, maintenance, and other industries are at particularly high risk of rotator cuff tears.
These injuries can also be caused by a single traumatic event that overextends the shoulder. In these cases, there will likely be immediate pain, and emergency medical care will be necessary. A rotator cuff injury will almost always affect a person’s ability to perform their work duties as well as their daily personal activities.
What are the symptoms of a rotator cuff tear?
For most rotator cuff injuries, the following symptoms will have a gradual onset:
- A dull ache deep in the shoulder
- Painful or disturbed sleep
- Arm weakness or numbness
- Difficulty performing routine tasks associated with lifting the arm
It is important that you seek medical attention and report an injury as soon as you notice rotator cuff symptoms developing. Recovery from these injuries could be limited work duties. For severe rotator cuff tears, physical therapy or surgery may be necessary.
What kind of compensation can I expect?
If you or someone you care about has sustained a torn rotator cuff injury while on-the-job, please consider seeking legal assistance if you are struggling to receive compensation. At JML Law, we are ready to step in and ensure you get the full compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of current and future medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against any negligent party
If you need a Downey 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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