Boston Bursitis Attorneys

Construction workers are expected to perform physically demanding tasks on a daily basis. However, many of these tasks can become repetitive, which can lead to a number of chronic medical conditions. One of these conditions is referred to as bursitis—a painful condition that affects fluid-filled sacs called bursae in between our muscles, ligaments, and bones. When they become inflamed, bursae can rub together and cause painful friction. Due to the persistent nature of this condition, bursitis can prevent workers from returning to work for the duration of their treatment, assuming a return to work will be possible at all.

At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our attorneys understand just how devastating an injury like this can be for someone working in construction, and we can help you explore every form of compensation that may be available to you. Though the coming legal process may seem somewhat overwhelming, our legal team in Boston has the experience and the resources to help you work through each and every aspect of your case.

Common Areas Affected by Bursitis

Despite where bursitis occurs, the pain that accompanies can leave an individual unable to work or to perform simple daily tasks. Some of the common places in which bursitis is found include:

  • Wrist
  • Thumbs
  • Elbows
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Ankles

Bursitis in any of these areas can make doing work, especially the physically demanding tasks of construction, nearly impossible. Some of the construction site tasks that are most commonly associated with the development of bursitis are outlined below.

The Regular Use of Tools that Create Vibrations

Tools and heavy equipment that are characterized by frequent or powerful vibrations have been known to lead to bursitis. Such tools include jackhammers, certain types of power saws, and certain types of screwdrivers. Vibrating tools can lead to bursitis development in the wrist, thumbs, and shoulders, among other areas. Employers are expected to take the proper precautions to decrease injury from use of these tools and to train employees to properly use them.

The Handling of Heavy Materials and Equipment

Construction workers are not only expected to handle heavy equipment, but are often expected to manually move heavy materials as well. Doing this repeatedly can have detrimental effects on the body and is closely associated with bursitis. Employers can take simple steps to prevent these injuries by providing easier ways to handle heavy materials or by requiring more than one person pick up heavy equipment.

The Boston legal team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP is dedicated to helping victims who have suffered from bursitis, and we can help you pursue any compensation that you may be eligible to pursue. That being said, you should not wait to contact one of our lawyers today so that we can begin building your case.

Contact a Bursitis Attorney in Boston Today

If you or a loved one was injured on a construction site, you should contact a Boston bursitis attorney at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, to begin receiving the valuable legal advice you need. Our lawyers understand how devastating these injuries can be, and we may be able to help you do what is necessary to pursue compensation for your injury. To learn more, please call our offices at (617) 426-4488 today.