Personal Injury Cases Involving Shoulder Injuries: Types of Injuries

May 17, 2018 — by Mark T. Flickinger, JD
Tags: Personal Injury

Illustration of the shoulderShoulder injuries are difficult to treat and recovery can take years. Between surgeries and other treatments, medical expenses can pile up. If you or a loved one has suffered a shoulder injury in an auto accident or another type of accident on account of another party’s negligence, do not wait to contact the attorneys at Flickinger, Sutterfield, & Boulton in Provo, UT.

We specialize in all types of personal injury cases, including joint injuries. Our team has more than 50 years of experience, and we handle personal injury cases involving shoulder injuries. We may be able to help you secure the compensation you deserve.

Types of Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries can happen to patients of all ages. The most common types of shoulder injuries include separation, dislocation, fractures, contusions, arthritis, and tears to the rotator cuff – a group of tendons that provide stability to the shoulder joint. Bursitis is another common injury. This is the inflammation of the bursa, the fluid sac that cushions the tendons from the bone.

Symptoms of Shoulder Injuries

Sore muscles, aches, and chronic pain are trademark symptoms of shoulder injuries. These injuries affect the use of the arm. Swelling, tingling, numbness, pain, discoloration, changes in range of motion, and weakness can also signal shoulder injuries.

The shoulder joints are some of the most movable joints in the body. The upper arm ball is larger than the socket, so to remain stable, the shoulder is anchored by muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which can result in a painful injury if strained.

Personal Injury Cases Involving Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries can happen on account of slip and fall accidents, auto accidents, injuries in the workplace, and other types of accidents. If you suffer a shoulder injury on account of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your injury.

We commonly see clients with torn rotator cuffs and bursitis, among other shoulder injuries. Each of these injuries can be very painful and may require orthopedic surgery.

Treatment for shoulder injuries can be expensive, especially with the costs of surgery. If your job involves the use of your shoulder, you could miss work or lose your ability to work. These are the types of factors that play a role in what amount of compensation you receive for your injury.

You need a team of experts on your side that will ask the right questions and evaluate all the facts to ensure no stone is left unturned. That team is Flickinger, Sutterfield & Boulton.q22

Contact Flickinger, Sutterfield & Boulton

You get more than personal injury expertise with Flickinger, Sutterfield & Boulton; you get compassionate care and over five decades of experience. There is no obligation, and we do not collect fees unless we make a settlement or recovery on your behalf. So, call us. Our number is (801) 753-1616. Send us a message on our website. Contact us today.