When you are injured at work, you should never have to worry about not receiving your benefits. Our Riverside shoulder and elbow injury attorney will work with you throughout this entire process. You can count on the knowledgeable and experienced team here to investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you deserve. Shoulder and elbow injuries can be devastating and impact all areas of our lives, so let us get to work on your behalf today.
We know there were around 2.8 million workplace injuries and illnesses during the latest reporting year of data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Out of those injuries, many of them revolved around shoulder and elbow injuries.
Using the most recent available year of date from the BLS, we see that there were:
- Nearly 90,000 shoulder injuries
- Over 53,000 arm injuries (including elbow injuries)
What kind of injuries happens to our shoulders and elbows?
One of the most common types of shoulder and elbow injuries are repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) caused by repeated motions a person makes over and over as part of their work tasks. You may have heard of tennis elbow. It is an RSI that is commonly associated with sports injuries but can also happen in the workplace.
Other common shoulder and elbow injuries include:
- Elbow fractures
- Clavicle fractures
- Tendon damage
- Ligament damage
- Muscle tears
- Bursitis or tendonitis
- Arthritis or osteoarthritis
- Shoulder joint tears
How do workplace shoulder and elbow injuries occur?
A shoulder or elbow RSI is often caused by workers performing the same motions repetitively over long periods of time. Other causes of these injuries include:
- Sudden impacts from falls
- Vehicle accidents
- Carrying too much weight
- Overextension of joints
- Reaching overhead
How will this affect me?
Those who suffer from elbow or shoulder injuries must often take time away from work while they recover. They will also be limited when it comes to driving and household activities. In many cases, shoulder and elbow injuries will temporarily or permanently decrease a person’s range of motion. If a victim needs surgery or physical therapy, they could suffer from long-term consequences that impact their ability to earn an income.
Should I expect to get compensation for this injury?
If you or someone you love is suffering from a shoulder or elbow injury that was caused on-the-job, please seek legal assistance today if you have not received your benefits. At JML Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf. We know that you need coverage for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible
If you need a Riverside shoulder and 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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