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Seriousness of Shoulder Injuries

Omaha is a populous city in Nebraska and a great destination. Many main highways travel through the area increasing the likelihood of a car accident, one of the many causes of shoulder injuries.

Shoulder injuries may not seem very serious at first, but we rely on our shoulders to function properly all the time. Something as simple as having a cup of coffee or typing on a keyboard may be tasks that are too hard to complete with a shoulder injury. Shoulders control the movement of the whole arm and even parts of the hand, so without the ability to move your shoulder freely, even routine tasks become almost impossible.

If you have had or are still suffering from a shoulder injury and just want to get your life back, give Bottlinger Law L.L.C. a call at (402) 505-8234 and speak with an Omaha orthopedic injury lawyer.

How Are Shoulder Injuries Caused?

Workplace accidents and slips and falls commonly result in an injury to the shoulder. As an employee, if you are injured while working, there are certain actions that you may be able to take against your employer. But the main issue that arises is the inability to continue to work. Because of this, it is important to seek legal advice.

Shoulder injuries can also be the result of a car accident. Car accidents can occur for several reasons, including:

  • Distracted drivers
  • Intoxicated drivers
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Drivers ignoring traffic laws
  • Drivers failing to see other vehicles, pedestrians, or bicycles
  • Drivers turning incorrectly at an intersection

If you have been involved in a car accident, it is possible that the driver that caused the accident was negligent and may be held legally responsible.

What Parts of the Shoulder Get Injured?

The shoulder has an important role in the body and serves many functions. As a result, it can be particularly vulnerable to accidents. When your shoulder is injured, you may have:

  • Broken arm
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Torn cartilage
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tendinitis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sprained or strained shoulder
  • Tendon rupture
  • Separated shoulder
  • Bursitis

Compensation You May Be Entitled To

  • Medical expenses - including physical therapy, medical appointments, surgery, medication, scans, x-rays, and MRIs.
  • Loss of income - if your shoulder injury has prevented you from working, you may be able to seek compensation for your lost wages.
  • Emotional damages - including pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and emotional distress.

What Are the Symptoms of a Shoulder Injury?

The symptoms consistent with a shoulder injury range from mild, such as a bruise, to severe, such as restricted movement. Even if you just have mild symptoms, it is still possible that you are suffering from a serious injury to your shoulder. The symptoms that you should pay attention to are:

  • Inflammation
  • Bruises
  • Swelling
  • Bumps
  • Soreness
  • Restricted movement
  • Pain
  • Weakness in the arm or the shoulder

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you need to seek medical advice.

How Can a Lawyer Help You?

A lawyer can help by investigating the cause of the injury and determining who the liable party is. A lawyer who has knowledge in personal injury will be able to make a claim based on your individual circumstances. At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we will be able to maximize the compensation you can receive through communication and negotiation. Call Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 and let their experienced lawyers advocate for your recovery.

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