A rotator cuff injury is a common shoulder injury among construction workers. The rotator cuff, which comprises muscles and tendons, connects your shoulder blade to your arm. It essentially allows you to move your shoulder.
A construction accident in Philadelphia, such as a trip and fall, could injure your rotator cuff.
You should seek medical treatment if:
-- your shoulder pain is severe;
-- you can't use your arm;
-- your arm feels weak; or
-- your shoulder still hurts after a week.
There are a few typical ways you can ease the pain associated with a rotator cuff injury. These can be done in the comfort of your own home, to ease symptoms on a daily basis.
When recovering from a rotator cuff injury, your physician may recommend the following:
- Rest your shoulder - avoid any movements that would aggravate the shoulder and lead to more pain.
- Apply ice packs - ice will ease pain and reduce any inflammation.
- Take pain medication - over-the-counter medication (aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen) can help ease the pain.
You should also consult with a Philadelphia construction injury lawyer to discuss whether negligence was a factor in your rotator cuff injury
. If so, your Philadelphia construction injury lawyer may be able to help you file a personal injury claim against a liable third-party in addition to your Worker's Compensation claim.
Contact a Philadelphia Construction Injury Lawyer
If you have been severely injured in a Philadelphia construction site accident, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia construction injury lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation - 1-877-944-8396.
Category: Construction and Industrial Accidents
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