Shoulder injuries are one of the more common ailments that can afflict a firefighter in the line of duty. One way a firefighter can sustain a shoulder injury is from falling debris. Falling debris can occur because of improper construction or poor building maintenance at the premises at which the firefighter is responding.
In addition, shoulder injuries could be a product of improperly serviced equipment. Firefighters often suffer from rotator cuff pain, sprains and tendonitis resulting in limitations of motion, nerve damage, and surgery. These injuries can be the result of one accident or the result of a lifetime of working as a firefighter. Often, though, it takes one accident to take a firefighter from an injury he/she can cope with to a disabling issue. You should know your rights. If you have injured, or if you have re-injured your shoulder, please contact us for a consultation.