New Jersey Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Injury Attorneys
Every year, millions of people go to the doctor because of a shoulder problem they are experiencing. Shoulder injuries result from a variety of factors: frequent participation in athletic activities that involve frequent overhead motion, working at a job that requires excessive shoulder movement, or an accident can all contribute to potential shoulder injuries. Most often, the cause of a shoulder injury, or shoulder pain, stems from a tear in the person’s rotator cuff.
The rotator cuff is a cluster of muscles and tendons that allows shoulder movement while keeping the bones in the sockets. When there is a tear, shoulder movement becomes restricted and painful, especially if you try to sleep on the injured side of your body. It is important to seek medical attention for this type of injury, but medical bills only add to the stress caused by injury; that is why it is also important to speak to a lawyer about potential compensation. If your rotator cuff or shoulder injury occurred as the result of a job or an accident, you may have right to compensation for the pain, time, and money it takes to heal. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we understand you are busy and do not have the time to deal with an injury. Our attorneys want you to focus on recovery, while we seek justice for the injuries you sustained.
Treatments for Shoulder Injuries
It is important that you treat your shoulder injury as soon as possible. If you are experiencing an injury and keep working through that pain, you may cause more damage and a worse tear in the rotator cuff. Diagnosing and treating the injury early will lead to a quicker recovery with less pain and a stronger shoulder. Depending on the severity of the injury, the treatment options include the following:
- Rest and ice
- Activity modification
- Strengthening exercises and physical therapy
- Steroid injection
- Surgical treatment
It is imperative that you discuss treatment options with your doctor to be sure you make the choice that is best for your particular injury. It is also important that you find an experienced lawyer who can help you get the compensation you need to pay for treatment.
Contact a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer
Recovering from an injury is a stressful time, especially when the injury restricts your ability to move, work, and earn money. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we have experience working with injury cases, and our aim is to make the legal process as smooth and easy as possible for our clients. We want to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today at (973) 920-7900 to learn more about our team and discuss your case.