Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Injuries
Helping you obtain compensation for workplace accidents involving shoulder and rotator cuff injuries/surgeries
Construction crew members, painters, carpenters and workers in similar industries commonly develop injuries to their shoulder and/or rotator cuff due to repetitive activity. These repetitive motions with a lifted arm can cause damage to the shoulder and the tendons and muscles that surround the joint. Rotator cuff and shoulder injuries can also result from a single traumatic incident.
Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries can be extremely painful and may require costly medical treatment. If you have suffered this type of on the job injury, contact a Charleston workers’ compensation lawyer to discuss your rights under the SC Workers’ Compensation Act.
Symptoms of shoulder and rotator cuff injuries can be serious
Injuries to your rotator cuff or other parts of your shoulder can result in the following symptoms:
- Aches and pains in and around the shoulder
- Limited range of motion in the shoulder
- Weakness in your arm/shoulder
- Sleep disturbances
These symptoms may have a serious impact on your quality of life and can make it difficult to perform activities of daily living. Furthermore, injuries to the shoulder/rotator cuff may affect your ability to perform your job functions.
Rotator cuff/shoulder surgery may require extensive recovery time
Workers who have sustained shoulder or rotator cuff injuries may simply require physical therapy to recover, while others may need surgery to repair a tear or other damage. Following surgery, patients will often have their shoulder immobilized for several weeks and may require months to fully recover and return to work. Even with surgery, some workers may not recover their full strength and may continually experience pain, weakness, stiffness, and limited range of motion.
Consult with an experienced Charleston workers’ compensation attorney today
Because of the potentially serious and long-lasting effects of shoulder and rotator cuff injuries, injured workers are often entitled to medical benefits, as well as lost compensable time from work and wages, under the laws of South Carolina. Do not hesitate to contact qualified Charleston workers’ compensation lawyer Walter Hundley at 843-723-1995 or 866-723-1995 for a free consultation today.
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