Boston Shoulder Injury Attorneys
Construction sites are very high-risk environments for workers. However, the hazards of the worksite include more than equipment malfunctions, falls, and other more obvious dangers – the physical demand of the job also takes its toll on workers over time. Any heavy lifting, especially careless or repeated lifting, construction workers must perform is very straining on muscles and nerves, especially in the shoulders. Overuse or misuse of the muscles in the shoulder can lead to extreme pain, limited range of motion, and numbness, among other injuries.
The legal team at the Crowe & Mulvey, LLP recognizes that shoulder injuries and their lasting physical or financial effects can impact your quality of life, as well as your ability to do your job well. If you or someone you know has suffered from a shoulder injury, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
Common Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder injuries are extremely common in anyone who performs repetitive heavy lifting, especially if they have poor form or lift more than they are able. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body because it consists of a complex web of muscles, tendons, and bone. Any disruption or damage to these structures can lead to irritation and pain. The most common injuries associated with shoulder pain include:
- Strain/Sprain: When a muscle tears it is a strain, whereas a ligament tear is a sprain. These injuries occur when the tissue stretches rapidly or moves in a different direction than is natural. However, tears can also occur as a result of overuse. Chronic pain can be a sign of a slow tear that increases over time.
- Tendinitis: Tendons, which attach muscles to bone, are covered by tissue that allows them to move smoothly and without friction. However, overuse of the shoulder tendon can break down or irritate this protective tissue and lead to irritation, inflammation, and irregular movement.
- Bursitis: Bursas are small sacs of fluid that cushion and lubricate the movement and interactions between tendons, ligaments, and bone. Bursitis, inflammation of the bursa, is a result of overuse of, the strain on, or a sudden blow to the shoulder joint. When inflamed, rather than cushioning movement in the joint, the bursa causes pain and discomfort and can limit the range of motion of the shoulder.
These injuries can take a toll on workers and affect their day-to-day quality of life as well as their employability. Filing a compensation claim or civil suit may allow you to obtain the financial support you require to treat your injury or make up for lost wages.
Contact a Boston Shoulder Injury Lawyer Today
If you have sustained a shoulder injury as a result of your duties at a construction job, you may be eligible for financial compensation. The legal team at the Crowe & Mulvey, LLP has the knowledge and extensive experience to streamline your legal process, allowing you to recover while we work diligently on your case. Call our Boston offices at (617) 426-4488 to speak to a representative and explore your legal options.