Indianapolis Shoulder Injury Lawyers
The most flexible joint in the body, the shoulder, is susceptible to injury, especially if it is stretched beyond its usual flexibility. If this occurs, a tear, strain, or even dislocation can result, causing severe pain, discomfort, and a loss of range of motion, making even the simplest of daily tasks difficult if not impossible. One of the most common causes of shoulder injuries is lifting. Even if an object is relatively light, it can still cause an injury if not lifted properly, and many employers and workers’ compensation companies take advantage of this fact in order to deny culpability for an injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured while lifting an object at work, contact the Indianapolis shoulder injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633, and we will evaluate your case.
Types of Shoulder Injuries
There are a number of different types of shoulder injuries, but the most common ones include:
- Rotator Cuff Injury: The rotator cuff is responsible for allowing your arms to lift above your head, and injuries can severely affect your range of motion.
- Separated Shoulder: This occurs when the ligaments connecting the shoulder to the collar become torn or strained, and may cause a loose, numb, or weak feeling in the shoulder.
- Dislocated Shoulder: When the arm bone is removed either partially or completely from the shoulder joint, intense pain may occur, and immediate medical attention is necessary.
Heavy lifting can result in a large number of injuries, especially to the upper body. Unfortunately, because lifting requires correct posture, many employers will simply assume that if an employee injured himself or herself while lifting he or she must have used incorrect posture.
On these grounds, the employer or their insurance company may attempt to refrain from fully compensating an employee for their injuries, or even going so far as to deny responsibility altogether. If you have been injured while lifting, contact the Indianapolis shoulder injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633, and we will help hold your employer accountable for your injuries.