Shoulder & Elbow Injury Attorneys
Shoulder & Elbow Injuries
Most people do not realize how much they rely on their shoulders and elbows until they suffer an injury in these joints that causes them pain or restricts movement. When this happens, your life can be put on pause as you get the treatment you need to recover. This means incurring costly medical expenses, losing wages, and other losses.
If someone else was responsible for your injury, or you were on the job at the time you were injured, you have the right to recover compensation for your losses. However, this is not an easy process, and you do not want to be dealing with this frustration while you are in treatment. You also need to ensure you receive all of the compensation you deserve.
You can and should speak with an experienced elbow and shoulder injury lawyer in Los Angeles. Our attorneys are ready to help. Our team can assess your rights and handle the injury claim process, always fighting for the full amount you need to cover your past and future losses. Contact us to set up a free consultation.
Common shoulder and elbow injuries
There are many different injuries that can affect your shoulders or elbows. Some of these result from an accident, while others can develop over time due to repetitive motions at your job. Some of the common injuries people sustain include:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Other soft tissue injuries
These injuries can cause acute pain when you move, or even ongoing pain when you are at rest. Understandably, such pain can result in a drastic restriction in your range of motion, which, in many cases, can limit your ability to use your entire arm.
If you believe you have a shoulder or elbow injury, you should go to the emergency room or see your doctor as soon as possible. They can diagnose the injury with imaging tests and other diagnostic tools and determine the best course of treatment. This often includes a combination of rest and physical therapy, although some soft tissue tears or fractures might require surgery.
While you are healing, you might not be able to perform your job duties, pick up your children, or participate in your usual activities. This can have a huge impact on your finances, family, and life in general.
Causes of shoulder and elbow injuries
Because shoulder and elbow injuries are so costly in so many ways, it is always important to determine whether you have the right to compensation or benefits. In order to hold someone else accountable for your injuries, you must be able to show that their negligence led to your accident and subsequent injuries. To qualify for workers’ compensation, you must demonstrate that you suffered the injuries in the course of your employment.
In some cases, workplace injuries can lead to both workers’ compensation claims and a negligence claim against a third party. This is common if your injury happened in a car accident while you were driving for work. There can be different sources of liability, so you want an experienced injury lawyer to review the cause of your injury and identify all the potential claims you can file.
Some common causes of shoulder and elbow injuries that can lead to liability include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- ATV accidents
- Bus accidents
- Slip and falls
- Construction accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Accidents involving defective products
If you believe that another person or company caused your injuries, you should set up a free case evaluation with our attorneys right away. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can start building your case.
What is the average settlement for a shoulder injury?
This is one of the most common questions our legal team hears from injured accident victims. It is normal to wonder what your claim might be worth. The best way to know the possible value of your case is to have us review your circumstances, as losses can vary widely depending on the severity of your injury.
Physical therapy can cost hundreds of dollars per-session, and you might need to attend multiple sessions for several weeks or months. Shoulder surgery can cost tens of thousands of dollars, and the related medical bills can add up quickly. When you add in lost income for weeks, and the value of the pain and suffering you experienced, it is common for shoulder or elbow injury claims to rise into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. You need to ensure you receive every dollar you deserve.