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When a Philadelphia Slip and Fall Leads to Broken Bones or Rotator Cuff Injuries (Part A)

A trip and fall accident in Pennsylvania is no laughing matter, as a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer will explain. You could end up with broken bones or rotator cuff injuries. These kinds of debilitating injuries could force you to take time off from work and lose income while accumulating medical bills.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a trip and fall accident in Pennsylvania, you should contact a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer to explore your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and lost earnings.

Common Injuries in a Trip and Fall Accident in Pennsylvania

A bandage and an ice pack might be all that is necessary after some trip and fall accidents. For other accidents, however, surgery and/or physical therapy may be necessary if you have suffered broken bones or a rotator cuff injury.

If your shoulder hits the pavement or twists abnormally during a trip and fall accident, you could suffer a rotator cuff injury. Signs and symptoms include:

  • pain that worsens when you lift your arm or while you are asleep;
  • muscle soreness;
  • weakness in the affected shoulder;
  • diminished range of motion in your shoulder; and
  • guarding the affected shoulder and keeping it immobilized.

If you don't seek treatment for your rotator cuff injury, your shoulder could become permanently disabled, preventing you from working and performing normal activities of daily living
. Treatment typically involves physical therapy, steroid injections and, in severe cases, surgery.

A Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer will review your case and determine who should be held accountable. While you focus on your recovery, your attorney will fight to preserve your legal rights.

Other common injuries in a trip and fall accident in Pennsylvania are broken hips, wrists and ankles. Depending on your age and general health, these injuries could be life-altering.

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