Shoulder injuries – Attorneys

If you need help to claim compensation or file a claim for shoulder injuries, Lluis Law’s accident attorneys can help you with what you need. Whatever your compensation or accident needs, Lluis Law’s accident attorneys have more than 40 years of experience litigating these issues in the Los Angeles area.

Shoulder injuries cause a lot of pain and immobility of the arms to perform any task or movement. What we know as shoulders, are in fact a set of intertwined joints, composed of bones, tendons and muscles, which allow the arm to have a wide range of mobility and versatility.

Precisely because of these characteristics, is that the shoulder is exposed to suffering from very painful and incapacitating injuries for people. Shoulder injuries cause great instability and compression of the soft tissue, which prevent the person from making even small movements of the arms.

The symptoms of shoulder injuries are evident, due to the permanent or temporary pain they generate. The medical treatment of the injuries, often requires surgeries and some times of rest and rehabilitation therapy.

During the recovery period, the worker or any other person must have a workers’ compensation insurance policy to pay for the costly medical expenses and bills accumulated in the home for lost wages.

When the worker suffers a shoulder injury and considers that it was due to the negligence of another person, it is possible to obtain compensatory benefits through a claim before the insurance company itself and the person responsible for the work accident / car accident.

To increase the chances of obtaining compensation if the insurance company denies the benefits or suspends them, the help of a Los Angeles expert personal injury lawyer is vital. A good lawyer is responsible for identifying the person responsible, preparing the case, presenting it and then negotiating a fair compensation.

Main shoulder injuries

The shoulder consists of three bones that are basically articulated: the humerus (arm bone), the scapula (shoulder bone) and the clavicle (neck bone). When the shoulder is injured it causes instability and very intense pain.

The most common injuries and diseases of the shoulder include: dislocations, strains and strains, tendinitis, bursitis, separations, rupture of the rotator cuff, fractures, frozen shoulder and arthritis.

Doctors diagnose shoulder problems through physical exams, imaging (x-rays, MRIs) and the patient’s medical history. Medical treatment may include surgery, compression, elevation, cold and rest, to reduce inflammation and pain.

The most serious and common problems in the shoulders are the rotator cuff injuries and the tears of the glenoid rim. The rotator cuff joins the scapula to the head of the humerus and is made up of muscles and tendons.

The function of the rotator cuff is to help the shoulder and arm move. When irritated or torn by an injury, bursitis and tendinitis occur, which cause very acute pain and a debilitating effect making movement of the shoulder and arm almost impossible.

A special mention, they deserve two very common shoulder problems such as bursitis and tendonitis:


It consists of the inflammation of bursas, which are bags full of fluid and are located in some areas where there could be friction or friction between the joints (bones, muscles and tendons). These bags are those that allow movement of the joints without causing such friction.


It is a lesion of a tendon, that is, the part that joins the bone with the muscle, and manifests with symptoms of inflammation, irritation or swelling. The tendons that mostly present this problem are those of the heel, the elbow, the wrist and the shoulder.

Other pathologies associated with shoulder problems are osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative disease and causes the loss of articular cartilage, deformations and the appearance of osteophytes or bone spikes.

If you or a family member has suffered a shoulder injury, Lluis Law’s personal injury lawyers can help you with everything you need. Do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. Our telephone number is (213) 320-0777.

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