The last thing you ever expect is that you will tear your rotator cuff. However, these injuries do occur in the workplace, and they can lead to long recovery times. At JML Law, we understand that these injuries are complex, but that does not mean your injury claim should be denied. Our San Bernardino torn rotator cuff injury attorney will get to work on your case immediately. Our goal is to ensure you get compensation for all of your injury-related expenses.
What is the rotator cuff?
The rotator cuff is a series of muscles and tendons that surround your shoulder joint, effectively keeping the head of your upper arm bone within the socket of the shoulder.
What can these injuries do to me?
If a rotator cuff tear is the result of a single incident, there will likely be immediate pain. For injuries that occur over long periods of time, the oncoming pain may be gradual. The most common symptoms associated with these injuries include:
- A dull ache deep in the shoulder
- Disturbed sleep
- Arm weakness
- Difficulty performing routine tasks associated with lifting the arm
How are rotator cuff injuries caused?
There are many ways rotator cuff tears occur. In some cases, they are caused by a single traumatic incident in the shoulder area. More commonly, though, rotator cuff injuries happen in workers who perform the same motions over and over again (mechanics, factory workers, retail and clothing workers, etc.). Rotator cuff injuries are a common type of repetitive stress injury that should be covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
What is the treatment for these injuries?
Treating rotator cuff injuries can be complicated. Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment options can include:
- Physical therapy
- Cortisone shots
- Surgery and rehabilitation
- Joint replacement
It is important that you seek medical treatment as soon as you begin to experience shoulder pain. If you think your rotator cuff tear is the result of a workplace incident or your working conditions, you need to report the injury to your supervisor. Then, we want you to consider contacting a San Bernardino torn rotator cuff injury lawyer. These cases can become complex, and it can be hard to pinpoint a workplace cause. Because of that, you may be denied compensation. An attorney will not let that happen.
What type of compensation will I get for this injury?
If you or a loved one tear a rotator cuff at work, you need to report the injury and seek workers’ compensation immediately. We know these cases can be difficult. The team at JML Law is ready to help you secure the compensation you need for this injury. This can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the rotator cuff tear
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible
When you need a San Bernardino torn rotator cuff 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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