Los Angeles Arm Injuries Lawyer
Workers in all occupations may miss weeks or months of work if they injure an arm or shoulder. Shoulder injuries are painful on their own, but they can also affect the neck, creating pain and stiffness as well as headaches. An arm injury can make even the most basic tasks impossible.
If you suffered an arm or shoulder injury on the job, the attorneys at Berger & Michelena can help you get workers’ compensation benefits. From a broken arm to carpal tunnel syndrome, your injury can keep you from working and earning the money you need.
Soft Tissue, Joint And Bone Injuries
Joints and soft tissue, including muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, can develop cumulative trauma injuries. Repetitive motions such as painting, working at a computer, lifting or carrying heavy items, or operating machinery can cause cumulative trauma injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder impingement, tendinitis and frozen shoulder.
In addition to repetitive trauma injuries, a work accident can cause injuries such as:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Separated shoulder
- Dislocated shoulder
- Broken shoulder blade
- Broken arm
- Broken elbow
Injuries to joints and broken bones may not fully recover, which can reduce your strength and range of motion. Depending on your occupation, losing full or partial use of your arm may have a large impact on your life. In the worst cases, amputation of all or part of the arm or shoulder may be required.
We can work with medical experts and economists to demonstrate the effect your injury has on your job and your ability to provide for your family.