In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that in Texas, while back injuries are the most frequently reported on-the-job injury, shoulder injuries kept people out of work the longest – 30 days compared to 12 days for a back injury.
We have many clients in Houston that have had serious shoulder injuries such as a torn rotator cuff resulting from work-related tasks, slip and falls, car accidents, and sports activities, including exercise and workplace injuries. They can also occur from direct assaults, such as a blow to the shoulder or abnormal twisting or bending of the shoulder. If you have suffered a shoulder injury, regardless of whether or not it seems serious, you should immediately seek medical treatment and a proper diagnosis. Don’t be tempted to “work through” your injury, as you may exacerbate the injury further. While it’s true that some shoulder injuries may heal on their own over time, others may require surgical intervention in order to properly heal.
Pain is the most common symptom of a shoulder injury. Other symptoms include:
- Numbness or tingling
- Changes in your range of motion
- Changes in your shoulder’s color or temperature
You may also be entitled to receive compensation for your shoulder injury in a personal injury claim, if it occurred through the fault or negligence of another person or entity, from work-related tasks, or even through a faulty product, such as exercise equipment.
The attorneys at Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. in Houston are standing by to answer any questions you may have related to your shoulder injury. Michael P. Fleming is an attorney who is able to help you seek the maximum amount of damages you deserve for your shoulder injury. These damages can include pain and suffering compensation, as well as any financial losses due to the injury, including lost income, medical bills, rehabilitation costs, etc.
Personal injury claims in Texas have a two-year limitations period, meaning that lawsuits for injuries must be brought within two years of the date of injury, or they are forever waived. Don’t wait to act. If you have suffered a shoulder injury because of another’s fault or negligence, from work-related tasks, or from a faulty product, you should contact the attorneys at Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. today.