Experienced Riverside & Inland Empire Workers’ Compensation Attorney Representing Elbow & Shoulder Injury Claimants
Elbow and shoulder injuries occur frequently in a wide variety of workplaces. They are often the result of a sudden accident or repetitive actions that cause cumulative damage. However your injury occurred, RP Law Group can help you navigate the workers’ compensation claim process and ensure that you receive all of the benefits you need and deserve.
Acute Elbow & Shoulder Injuries
When an injury occurs due to an accident, you probably felt it or noticed it immediately. When this happens, your first priority should be getting the appropriate medical attention. After you’ve received the necessary care, you should report the injury to your employer as soon as possible in order to begin the workers’ compensation process. If you wait more than 30 days, you may jeopardize your chances of collecting maximum compensation.
Examples of acute injuries include:
- Bone fractures & breaks
- Shoulder dislocation
- Rotator cuff tears
- Ulna Nerve Contusion
- Elbow Hyperextension
Repetitive Stress Injuries
It is very common for people to suffer a painful ailment when their job duties require repetitive motions, such as typing, stocking, lifting, or grasping. Repeating the same action over and over again causes unsustainable stress on muscles, joints, and ligaments in the elbow or shoulder. Common examples of these types of injury include, but are not limited to:
- Lateral Epicondylitis, aka “Tennis Elbow”
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Ligament tears or strains
- Shoulder tendonitis
- Tendon disorders
- Frozen shoulder syndrome
- Shoulder impingement syndrome
Documenting an Overuse Injury
If your disability is caused by a repetitive stress motion, you must see a doctor who can diagnose the issue for your employer. Once you secure a diagnosis, you have 30 days to report the problem to your employer. If you feel that your assigned duties are causing damage, make detailed notes about what you are experiencing. This could significantly improve your chances of collecting full-disability benefits.