You don’t realize how often you raise your arms until it becomes painful. As we age, it is common for our bodies to break down into parts. It is common for strains and pains to occur as muscles move and grow. But what isn’t common is when the pain affects your everyday life, especially your work. Getting injured on the job is no one’s tea party. You don’t expect it, but if your job requires you to complete repetitive moves involving moving your arms up and down or around, the likelihood of getting injured is higher than other jobs.
Your arm and shoulder are connected like a ball in a socket. This allows you to move your arms around circles like when you were a kid pretending to be a windmill and chasing your siblings. This simple move is meant to be simple, but when you are working in an environment where you are constantly pushing things up or down or you are moving things in circles, then those windmills become less fun and more challenging to do. This kind of injury could be a sign of a torn rotator cuff. A professional can tell from a few tests that this is your situation. If you have a torn rotator cuff, you must get it taken care of immediately. Unlike the common cold, you do not get better over time. Injuries to the rotator cuff are not magically erased over time. The injury only gets worse, and the longer you wait to create a workers’ compensation claim, the more you are working against yourself, as workers’ compensation claims will only help you when the injury is caused by your work and not by your self inflicted wounds due to delay in telling your employer.
The symptoms of a torn rotator cuff are easy: pain. Some complain of localized pain in the shoulder, while others feel that pain can shoot down to the elbow. If those are your symptoms, you need to speak to a professional who can help. The treatment for such pain varies depending on the injury. Sometimes, you can fix the rotator cuff with some time off, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and cortisone shots. However, if the damage is severe, you want surgery with a long recovery time.
If you are dealing with a torn rotator cuff due to work, then you are entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim. Those who work in construction, health care, or factory workers tend to have more frequent rotator cuff issues. Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation, have served many clients in your position, and we have successfully represented them. We believe in aggressive advocacy and tactful negotiating skills. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to start a conversation with our professionals at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation today.
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