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Rotator Cuff Injuries and Construction Trip and Fall Accidents


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5/13/2010
Daniel J. O'Brien
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Rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common reasons for chronic shoulder pain. This injury, which is frequently seen in construction accidents, can greatly diminish your ability to work, as well as your enjoyment of life. If you suffered a rotator cuff injury during a Philadelphia construction accident, you may be eligible for compensation to pay for the treatment of your injuries.

Causes of Rotator Cuff Injuries

There are many causes for rotator cuff injuries, among them: 

  • Wear and tear - Caused by the natural break-down of collagen in the rotator cuff tendons and muscles that comes with age.
  • Repetitive motion - A common occurrence in athletes and those that must do a lot of overhead lifting in the course of their employment (such as construction workers).
  • Bad posture 


Another significant cause of a rotator cuff injury is falling. This is a significant factor in rotator cuff injuries that occur due to construction accidents. Construction trip and fall accidents are common because of the various tripping hazards that accompany a poorly monitored worksite, such as holes, debris, loose equipment, poorly marked walkways and so on.

Construction workers who experience trip and fall construction accidents are at great risk of experiencing a serious rotator cuff injury. Such an injury typically occurs because as you fall, you use your arm to brace yourself for impact, or you simply land on your arm in a way that causes damage to the muscles and tendons.

A rotator cuff injury may prohibit you from being able to return to work and can cause debilitating pain and a decrease in your normal range-of-motion. The medical costs associated with such an injury (including physical therapy and surgery) can be costly and the treatments are time-consuming.

To learn more about common construction accidents and construction injuries, visit our library. 

If your rotator cuff injury was caused by unsafe work conditions that led to a Philadelphia construction accident, you may have grounds for an injury claim in order to recover compensation. A Philadelphia injury lawyer can talk to you about issues of negligence by your employer or any liable third parties. Contact a Philadelphia injury lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case. 1-877-944-8396



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