Causes of Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder injuries can be a result of any number of incidents. They can occur in severe car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, tripping accidents, sports injuries, workplace-related accidents, and more. The body’s natural reaction to any one of these occurrences is to automatically protect itself from extremely damaging facial or bodily harm by extending the arms out. It is a natural instinct to protect other body parts, but it can have a severe impact on the shoulders themselves.
The tricky part about filing a shoulder injury claim is that the effects of the injury are not always immediately felt by the victim. Sometimes, it can take a few hours or even days for the symptoms to manifest themselves. In fact, the victim may not feel any pain until a week later, at which point it could be difficult to prove to the insurance company that the pain is a result of any specific incident. At this point, insurance companies might either try to deny your claim or pressure you into accepting a much lower shoulder injury case settlement than what you are entitled to.
A shoulder injury lawyer with a fundamental understanding of your injury can work in your favour to ensure your settlement is just and that you get the medical attention you need. They will help you file your shoulder injury claim as quickly and efficiently as possible so that your case is guaranteed to be settled in a timely manner.
Types of Shoulder Injuries
There is a broad range of possible shoulder injuries. These include:
- Rotator cuff injuries
The rotator cuff is connected to the upper arm, and it contains a great deal of nerves that control arm and hand movements. This type of injury is very painful and can either temporarily or permanently cease any arm movements.
- Sprains and strains
Muscle sprains and strains can also be very painful and even if they are remedied right away, they can still have long lasting effects.
- Brachial plexus injury
The brachial plexus contains nerves that are attached to the spine and the neck. It helps keep the neck and spine straight and controls their movements. Injuries to this part of the shoulder can be permanent and depending on the severity of the injury, they can even result in paralysis.
- Dislocated shoulder
This is when the ball of the shoulder becomes dislodged from its socket. While it is treatable, immediate medical treatment is highly advisable. Do not try to pop your shoulder back in place on your own because you could exacerbate the injury.
These are just a few of the different types of shoulder injuries that can be sustained due to the negligence and incompetence of others. If you find yourself suffering from any of the abovementioned shoulder injuries, or other physical injuries at the hands of another person, do not hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer.
Shoulder Injury Lawyers in Toronto
Taverniti | Vashishth LLP professionally and confidentially handles different types of shoulder injury claims caused by car and road accidents, slip and falls, and even assault. We are equipped to handle the most complex legal issues arising from your case.