Rotator Cuff Injuries
One of the most common types of repetitive-stress injuries sustained on the job is damage to the rotator cuff, which is a series of muscles that hold your shoulder joint in place. A strain or tear in one of the rotator cuff tendons can be highly painful and force you to stop working, possibly for months or years.
SSDI Benefits For Rotator Cuff Injury
The Disability Rights Law Center helps residents of Los Angeles, California, gain approval for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits following a rotator cuff injury or other repetitive stress condition. Attorney Alex Boudov will represent you in every phase of your claim, from initial application for SSDI benefits to any necessary hearings and appeals.
Signs You May Have An Injured Rotator Cuff
The rotator cuff is highly susceptible to injury, especially when your job involves heavy lifting or holding objects awkwardly. Symptoms of a rotator cuff injury include:
- Pain when you raise or lower your arm
- Weakness when lifting or rotating your arm
- Pain when you lie down on the affected side.
As the injury progresses, the pain and weakness can grow worse. Pain medication may stop being effective, and everyday tasks like getting dressed and combing your hair can become very difficult. Treatment options range from rest and modified activities to physical therapy and steroid injections. In the most severe cases, surgery is necessary.
While you are recovering and unable to work, you may qualify for SSDI benefits. Mr. Boudov will go over your case with you and let you know what to expect. Getting approved for SSDI for a repetitive stress injury can be difficult. Retaining Mr. Boudov, an SSDI lawyer since 1999, can make a significant difference in your chances of approval.