Rotator Cuff Injuries
The rotator cuff is composed of four tendons and muscles that stabilize and move the shoulder joint. These muscles can be torn, and the resulting pain can be excruciating. A torn rotator cuff can also lead to limitations on arm movement, which can cause you to be unable to work and collect a regular paycheck. Depending on the cause of your injury, you may be able to file a claim for financial compensation, and the personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP are here to help.
Rotator cuff injuries can happen as a result of falls and other accidents, but they are also a common occupational injury. For example, attempts to cushion a fall and jobs that involve heavy lifting, repetitive raising of the arm to perform overhead work, or pulling frequently lead to injuries to the rotator cuff. Sometimes these injuries are suffered due to the negligence of others, or by failing to protect the employee from harm to a reasonable degree, which is where a personal injury claim may be an option.
A torn rotator cuff can be a relatively mild injury or it can be very serious and permanent. Tears to the rotator cuff sometimes require corrective surgery, MRIs, physical therapy, and other expensive medical treatments and procedures, which can add up quickly especially if you’re limited to collecting workers’ compensation or disability instead of a normal paycheck.
Symptoms of a rotator cuff injury could include:
- Pain near the top of the shoulder
- Weakness of the shoulder
- Difficulty lifting or reaching
No two cases are the same, but victims of rotator cuff injuries – and any injury – may be entitled to financial compensation if they can show that their injury occurred due to the carelessness (negligence) of another individual or due to negligence on behalf of a third party, such as a company or corporation that you work for.
Essentially, if you were put in a position where it was reasonable that you may become injured, and the company failed to adequately protect you from sustaining said injury, then you could have a legitimate claim to collect compensation to help pay for the medical expenses that result following the injury, in addition to helping relieve pressure from being unable to work as you would before the injury occurred.
Some examples could include if you were asked to lift something far beyond reason in terms of weight, or were asked to haul heavy items for an excessive number of times repeatedly. You may also have been injured by the careless actions of someone else in a completely unrelated, non-work matter, such as being struck by a drunk driver or slipping and falling on a surface that wasn’t properly cautioned as being slippery.Let Us Help You Today
If you have suffered a rotator cuff injury and you would like to find out about potential personal injury claims, the personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP can help you. We have handled countless cases involving rotator cuff injuries in the more than 50 years that we have been practicing, and we have helped people from all over the Massachusetts area, including all throughout the Boston and Cambridge area, which we call home.
We have a thorough understanding of all of the complexities of personal injury law, and we would like to use that expertise to assist you. At Altman & Altman, all of our clients get the personalized client service that is so crucial when they are going through difficult and painful times. We believe that our success is directly related to our relentless dedication to our clients.
Call Altman & Altman LLP at 617-492-3000 or 800-481-6199 or contact us online via our free and easy to use online chat. We are available to speak 24/7, and since our fee is a contingent one, you will not have to pay us anything at all unless we recover the compensation that you deserve. We look forward to hearing from you.