Type of Injury
In our everyday lives, our shoulders carry a heavier load than you may expect.
Even under normal usage, our shoulders can be one of the most overburdened muscles, and any pain or immobility in them can lead to further issues with arm injuries, which can contribute to a drastic change in your overall quality of life.
Once thought to primarily be the domain of athletes, shoulder injuries are commonly seen among a range of people living in America, and can have a damaging effect on your ability to make a living and stay mobile. Many cases of shoulder injury are severe enough to cause the victim to miss time from work, and if you’ve suffered a shoulder injury it can begin to impact your life, your finances, and your ability to earn a living.
What are common forms of shoulder injury?
Were something to happen to your shoulders through some kind of accident or through the negligence of another, the injuries can range from mild, to severe, to permanent immobility in extreme cases. These injuries can include:
- Rotator cuff tears, or damage to the muscles that surround the shoulder joint and provide for motion of the shoulder bones
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Dislocated/separated shoulder, or an injury causing the bone to pop out of its socket inside the shoulder blade
- Frozen shoulder, or stiffness inside the shoulder joint
- SLAP tear, or damage to the Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior that leads to damage in the biceps and other joints in the shoulder and arms
Many of these injuries can lead to further damage of the arms and hands, and can begin to impact the sufferer’s quality of life.
Common causes of shoulder injury
Contact a Los Angeles shoulder injury lawyer
If you believe your shoulder injury was caused by the negligence of another, such as reckless driving leading to a car accident, or as part of a slip and fall injury caused by unsafe environmental conditions, you may be able to seek damages under California law.
The skilled and experienced injury lawyers of The Wallace Firm will go to bat for you through the entire process, and can help you seek damages such as compensation for your medical expenses and pain & suffering. Contact us today to start reviewing your case, and let The Wallace Firm fight for your rights after a shoulder injury.