Indianapolis Bursitis Lawyers

In between the numerous joints, muscles, tendons, and bones of the body lies small, fluid-filled sacs known as “bursa”, which have a lubricating purpose. They decrease the friction that occurs as these parts of the body move across each other, and when bursa become inflamed or irritated, it is a condition called bursitis. Repetitive, minor motions are the most common cause of bursitis, and numerous activities performed on a construction site can aggravate or cause bursitis in an individual.

Employers can often be held responsible for injuries sustained on the job. However, due to the nature of bursitis in that it occurs over time, many employers will attempt to deny culpability for the injury. If you have suffered bursitis from work and your employer attempts to deny you coverage under your workers’ compensation plan, contact the Indianapolis bursitis lawyers of Hankey Marks & Crider at (317) 634-8565, and we will evaluate your case.

Symptoms and Other Indicators of Bursitis

Bursitis can affect many areas of the body including the

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

Typically, the most common symptom of bursitis is pain at the location of the injury. Calcium may build up in over-inflamed bursitis and cause severe pain, which occurs most often in the shoulder. Bursitis can be diagnosed with an MRI scan, or if it has calcified, it may show up on an x-ray. Bursitis is typically treated with anti-inflammatory medications and steroids such as cortisone.

Contact UsIf you or a loved one has suffered from bursitis due to a repetitive motion acquired from your occupation, contact the Indianapolis bursitis lawyers of Hankey Marks & Crider at (317) 634-8565, and we will represent your case and fight to hold your employer accountable for any injuries that you sustain while at work.