A torn rotator cuff is not an injury anyone expects, and it often happens over time. The rotator cuff is just not a part of the body we think about often, but when it is damaged, it can lead to serious complications for our work and personal lives. At JML Law, we are ready to help if your injury is due to the workplace. Our torn rotator cuff injury lawyer will investigate all aspects of your case in order to secure the compensation you deserve.
Most people never think about their rotator cuff, or even know it exists, until something happens to it. The rotator cuff is a bunch of muscles and tendons that keep your upper arm firmly in your shoulder socket. The rotator cuff is what allows you to move your arms around. If it is damaged or torn, a person can struggle to perform daily tasks. A torn rotator cuff can also cause immense pain.
Most people hear of rotator cuff injuries happening to athletes, but they happen to workers all the time. Anyone who performs repetitive motions with their arms during the workday could be at risk of a rotator cuff injury, especially over long periods of time.
Rotator cuff injuries and tears can be considered repetitive stress (or cumulative trauma) injuries. Workers in retail, clothing, manufacturing, maintenance, and more are all at high risk of these injuries.
However, it is important to note that rotator cuff tears can also be caused by a single traumatic incident. This can include a sudden jerking of the arm or heavy weights overextending the arm. Workplace vehicle accidents, heavy machinery incidents, and falls can all cause rotator cuff tears.
The gradual onset of these injuries can be deceiving and lead workers to no realize they are injured. Some of the most common symptoms include:
You need to seek medical attention as soon as you suspect there is an injury. Recovery from these injuries could include physical therapy, altered work duties, or even surgery.
If you or a loved one sustain a torn rotator cuff due to the workplace, you deserve to receive compensation for your injury. However, proving a rotator cuff happened due to work activities can be difficult. At JML Law we are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. This can include:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident,