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Get Legal Help for Your Work-Related Shoulder Injury in Sacramento

You may not think of just how important your shoulders are to your everyday life, but when one becomes injured and you lose the ability to move without substantial pain, you quickly realize just how vital they are. Your shoulders are the most mobile and frequently-used joints in your entire body, which also means they are one of the most frequently injured. Whether your job involves heavy lifting, substantial movement, or any other potentially-straining activity, you could be at risk for a shoulder injury and its painful consequences.

When your shoulder injury occurs as a result of your job duties, you may be eligible to obtain medical treatment and other benefits through a workers’ compensation claim, which means you should contact a Sacramento workers’ compensation attorney from Smolich and Smolich as soon as possible. Since 1969, we have helped numerous clients seek the successful resolution they have needed to their injury claims, and we may be able to help you do the same! We recognize how important your mobility is and how much a shoulder injury can impact it, and we fight tirelessly to help you protect your rights to treatment and other benefits when your shoulder is injured due to your work.

Struggling with a Work-Related Shoulder Injury? Call (916) 571-0400 for a Free Consultation!

What Causes Shoulder Pain?der Pain

The overwhelming majority of shoulder pain instances can be traced to one of four medical causes: inflammation of tendons (otherwise known as tendonitis or bursitis), joint instability, osteoarthritis, and a broken bone. Each of these issues is a serious problem that will not heal unless it receives treatment, so you should always use additional precaution if you ever experience any potential shoulder injury symptoms. These symptoms are often hard to ignore, and you should contact your employer to report the pain right away in order to start your claim and receive medical treatment.

Common Symptoms of Shoulder Injuries:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Swelling
  • Muscle spasms
  • Weakness in the arm
  • Bruising
  • Nerve pain
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Joint pain

Shoulder Pain Treatments

Your doctor will recommend a number of different methods to try to treat your condition. The first and perhaps easiest method is to simply change your activity, but this may involve no longer doing things that your job might require, and likewise may be permanent. Your doctor may also recommend surgery to fix the issue, which is usually reserved only for serious instances, such as dislocations, tears, and rotator cuff issues. This usually requires a few months of recovery time. Whatever your injury, you’ll likely be given medication to alleviate the pain and other symptoms, or even to help your injury heal.

The costs of these treatments can add up, and few people have the resources to pay for the true costs of a severe shoulder injury. This means it’s important that you file your workers’ compensation claim as soon as possible in order to start obtaining the benefits you need. With an attorney from Smolich and Smolich on your side, you can approach your case with confidence, knowing your best interests are being looked after by a capable and dedicated ally.

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