Shoulder injuries are very, very common. Like the knee, the shoulder is a part of the anatomy that is susceptible to injury. Shoulder injuries can happen from playing sports, working, and also can occur with age (degenerative wear and tear). Other times shoulder injuries can occur due to negligence, including car accidents and other personal injury accidents. They also occur frequently arise from accidents at work. When this happens, the injured party may be considering whether or not to file a claim and file a lawsuit against the person or company that negligently injured them in the accident. As a Boston shoulder injury lawyer, I have handled many of these cases, and they can be very complex, given just how complex the shoulder itself is. Here is some important information about shoulder injuries you should know about.
There are various types of shoulder injuries. Here are some of the most common:
Torn Rotator Cuff – The rotator cuff is a grouping of muscles and tendons in that allow you to hold your arm still and move it overhead. This is very common injury from slips and falls. When someone stretches their arm out to break their fall they can hyperextend their arm, causing a tearing of the rotator cuff. This happens to many people, and sometimes this injury is age-related or degenerative, as opposed to being caused by an accident.
Dislocated Shoulder – This is very painful injury that occurs when the upper arm bone pops out of the shoulder blade. Oftentimes the dislocation can be caused by closed reduction, which is when the shoulder is manually put back into place.
SLAP Tear – This is Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior. This is an injury to the top part of the labrum.
Fractures – These oftentimes are caused in accidents. Shoulder fractures are breaks to the clavicle, proximal humerus, and scapula.
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) – This is when adhesions build up and restrict how much your shoulder can move. Hence it “freezes” due to lack of movement.
Impingement – This happens when the rotator cuff rubs up against the top of the shoulder bone called the acromion.
Shoulder injuries can result from some of the following types of personal injury accidents:
- Car accidents
- Workers’ compensation accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accident cases
- Nursing home abuse cases
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Snow and ice accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites and attacks
- MBTA accident cases
- Daycare center accidents cases
- Elevator and escalator accident cases
Local Shoulder Injury Lawyer
If your shoulder injury was the result of negligence, I encourage you to contact us today for your no obligation free consultation. We would be happy to evaluate your case to determine if you have a case that is worth pursuing. Contact the Law Office of Christopher Earley today for your free, no-obligation consultation. Call us at 617 338 7400, and be sure to get our free collection of books entitled The Truth Series that you don't want to miss!