Help Following A Work-Related Shoulder Injury
In addition to having serious ramifications for life generally, shoulder injuries may seriously affect an ability to perform work. They can stop a person from lifting, twisting or even using the arm. Additionally, they can be immensely painful, often requiring surgery, physical therapy or medication (or multiple treatments). Because of these issues, they can keep a person from working for extended periods.
Have You Suffered A Shoulder Injury? We Can Help
One of the most common types of these injuries is a rotator cuff injury. The rotator cuff plays a significant role stabilizing the shoulder joint while assisting with arm movement. When it is damaged, it can be immensely painful, causing spasms and decreased motion range. Rotator cuff injuries are most frequently caused by:
- Repetitive lifting
- Extensive overhead activities (such as painting or lifting)
- Suddenly raising an arm to cushion a fall
- Lifting a heavy object too quickly or in an unnatural motion
If you or someone close to you has suffered a serious shoulder injury on the job, it is important to understand your rights and to what you may receive in compensation by getting in touch with an attorney.
Having worked on these issues for more than 20 years, we at Ballard Law Firm are able to bring our expertise to any workers’ compensation issue involving:
- Separated or dislocated shoulders
- Muscle and tendon tears, including rotator cuff tears
- Arthritis caused by repeated lifting
We encourage you to reach out at your earliest opportunity.