You don’t realize how often you raise your arms until it becomes painful to do so. As we age, it is common for our bodies to break down in parts. It is common for strains and pains to occur as muscles move and grow. But what isn’t common is when the pain starts to affect your everyday life and 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 which involve moving your arms up and down or around then the likelihood of getting injured is higher than other jobs.
Your arm and shoulder are connected like a ball in a socket. This is what makes you able 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 thins in circles, then those windmills become less fun and harder to do. This kind of injury could be a sign of a torn rotator cuff. A professional will be able to tell from just a few tests that this is your situation. If you do have a torn rotator cuff then 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 then 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 complaint of localized pain in the shoulder while others feel that paint is can shoot down to the elbow. Either way, if those are your symptoms then you need to speak to a professional who can help. The treatment for such pain varies depending on the injury. Sometimes you can attempt to fix the rotator cuff with some time off, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and cortisone shots. However, if the damage is severe then you are looking at getting surgery with long recovery time.
If you are dealing with a torn rotator cuff as a result of 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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