Shoulder Injury Claims in Sacramento
A Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help!
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 & 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.
Suffering from the consequences of a shoulder injury you sustained at work?
Call Smolich & Smolich today at 888.452.0703 to schedule a
What Causes Shoulder 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.
- Some common symptoms of a shoulder injury can include:
- Muscle spasms
- Weakness in the arm
- 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 & 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.
If you have suffered from a shoulder injury,
contact Smolich & Smolich online now!