Work injuries take many different forms, so when you need a San Bernardino shoulder and elbow injury lawyer, you can count on us to be there for you. At JML Law, we understand that these injuries can impact you in many different ways. Our knowledgeable and experienced team represents injured workers who need compensation. We will investigate what happened so we can secure the benefits you truly deserve. An on-the-job should and elbow injury should always be covered.
Are shoulder and elbow injuries common in the workplace?
When we turn to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), we see that workplace injuries and illnesses are not uncommon. During the latest reporting year, there were approximately 2.8 million workplace injuries or illnesses reported. We know that many workplace injuries each year revolve around the shoulder and elbow.
For a recent reporting year, the BLS says that there were more than 53,000 arm injuries and almost 90,000 elbow injuries.
Repetitive stress injuries are incredibly common when it comes to elbows and shoulders. These injuries are commonly associated with sports incidents. You may have heard the term “tennis elbow” before. Repetitive stress injuries happen in the workplace as well and should always be covered by workers’ compensation.
Our shoulders and elbows can also suffer from:
- Muscle tears
- Bursitis or tendonitis
- Arthritis or osteoarthritis
- Shoulder joint tears
- Elbow fractures
- Clavicle fractures
- Tendon damage
- Ligament damage
Repairing damages to the shoulder or elbow can be extensive. In some cases, an injured worker will only need rest and some time off of work. However, for serious injuries, a victim may need surgery and extensive rehabilitation. Because we use our shoulders and elbows for most of our daily tasks at work and at home, these injuries can seriously affect how we live our lives.
How do workplace shoulder and elbow injuries occur?
Should and elbow injuries have various causes, including:
- Repetitive motions over long periods of time
- Vehicle accidents
- Impacts from falls (same level or from a different level)
- Overextension of joints
- Attempting to carry too much weight
- Reaching too far
- And more
It is important that employers ensure workers are properly trained and have the equipment they need to prevent these injuries.
What should I do moving forward?
If you or someone you love has sustained a workplace should or elbow injury and are having trouble getting your benefits, please seek legal assistance today. At JML Law, we are ready to get to work on your behalf. Our qualified and experienced team understands these cases and will stop at nothing to secure the compensation you deserve, including:
- Coverage for your current and future medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- General household expenses
- Possible physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
When you need a San Bernardino shoulder and 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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