One of the most unexpected, and often most gradual work injuries are ones to the shoulder and elbow. However, when an injury does occur at work, you should receive compensation. At JML Law, we are here to help. Our shoulder & elbow injury lawyers understand the complexities of these cases and that they are often gradual onset injuries. Let our team get to work linking your injuries to the workplace so we can secure the compensation you need today.
Are shoulder and elbow injuries really common in the workplace?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does a remarkable job of recording work injuries across the US. During the latest reporting year, there were approximately 2.8 million workplace injuries or illnesses. These numbers remain steady year-after-year, as do the number of injuries to worker’s arms and elbows during a recent year of data – 53,000 arm injuries and 90,000 elbow injuries.
How do these injuries occur in the workplace?
These injuries are not something we think about often, and that has to do with the fact that their onset is often gradual. Our Garden Grove shoulder and elbow injury lawyers want you to know that many of these injuries are considered repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) that affect people over time. However, just because something happens slowly does not mean there should be no compensation.
RSIs affect workers in some industries more than others, particularly those who work in factories and retail, mechanics, construction workers, and more.
Shoulder and elbow injuries are also caused by sudden trauma as well, including:
- Heavy machinery incidents
- Workplace car accidents
- Slip, trip, and falls
- Reaching too far or overextending
- Carrying too much weight
How do these injuries impact my ability to work?
Most workers rely on their shoulders and elbows at work, so injuring them can lead to reduced work capability or even an inability to perform the job. These injuries also affect a person’s life outside of work. They can keep a person from driving, playing with their children, or even performing household tasks.
In many cases, victims of shoulder and elbow injuries need to undergo surgery, physical therapy, or both in order to recover fully.
Our team is ready to secure compensation for you
If you or a loved one has suffered from a workplace shoulder or elbow injury but have not received the compensation you deserve, you need to seek legal assistance. At JML Law, we are going to fully investigate your case. We understand that these injuries and their causes can be complex, but that will not deter us from doing what is right for you. Our goal is to secure coverage for:
- Your medical expenses related to the injury
- Lost wages and benefits as well as loss of future income
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
When you need a Garden Grove 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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