Work-Related Rotator Cuff Injury Lawyer
According to WebMD, the rotator cuff is “made up of muscles and tendons that keep the ball (head) of your upper-arm bone (humerus) in your shoulder socket. It also helps you raise and rotate your arm.”
Injuries to the rotator cuff are among the most common types of shoulder injuries, and they occur frequently in people who work in certain jobs. If you have a rotator cuff injury, you know how tough it can be to manage the pain while going about your daily life. Don’t ignore it or try to fight through it. You’ll only do more damage.
Facing surgery, rehab, and time away from work while you recover, workers’ compensation benefits can help carry you through financially. Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo is dedicated to maximizing your benefits. Reach out to us today.
Parts Of The Rotator Cuff
A rotator cuff injury may come on suddenly or get progressively worse from repetitive trauma. Severity can range from inflammation of the muscle, or tendinitis, to muscle tears that require surgery. The rotator cuff itself is made up of four muscles:
- Supraspinatus: holds your humerus in place, keeps your upper arm stable, helps lift your arm.
- Infraspinatus: the muscle that allows you to rotate and extend your shoulder.
- Teres Minor: the smallest muscle in this group, it assists with the rotation of the arm away from the body.
- Subscapularis: holds your upper arm bone to your shoulder blade and helps you rotate your arm, hold it straight out, and lower it.
Recognizing Rotator Cuff Injuries
A common symptom of a rotator cuff injury is pain felt on the outside of the shoulder and sometimes down the arm to the elbow. Depending on the severity of the injury, some people may also experience a decrease in their range of motion.
Workers in many different industries are at risk for rotator cuff injuries. People such as manufacturers, carpenters, and seamstresses need to be especially careful. It is noted that up to 70 percent of shoulder injuries and pain can be related back to issues with the rotator cuff, including:
- Rotator cuff tears
Workers’ Compensation For Rotator Cuff Injuries
Whether your rotator cuff was injured suddenly in a work accident or was damaged over time due to repetitive motion required for your job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation if the injury was the result of your work.
The attorneys of Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo have handled countless shoulder injury and rotator cuff injury cases over since 1936. We know how to present a case in a clear and convincing way, so our clients receive full and fair compensation.
When you are ready to make a workers’ comp claim, the lawyers at Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo can help. With more than 150 positive Google reviews and numerous awards from peers, you can trust that we’ll do what is best for you.
Request A Free Consultation To Discuss Your Rotator Cuff Injury
Let’s discuss your rotator cuff injury and what we might be able to do to help you obtain compensation. Get in touch with an attorney at Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo by sending an email, calling 800-952-9640, or by visiting any of our Pennsylvania locations.
Your initial consultation is free, and you will not be charged any attorney fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.