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Shoulder Bursitis

As we age, our bodies become more prone to injuries and other medical conditions. While this may be true, some conditions are brought on more quickly due to our working environment. Railroad workers face tough working conditions every day, making it much more likely for them to experience various injuries and medical conditions as a result.

Fortunately, railroad workers are protected by the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA). FELA helps to protect employees from the effects of injuries caused by their negligent employers. It is an employer’s responsibility to provide certain things to a worker, including:
  • Proper training
  • Safe working environment
  • Adequate and well-maintained working equipment
  • Safety gear, when necessary
If an employer fails to provide these things, an employee has the right to file a lawsuit if they suffer injuries as a result of the employer’s negligence. An example of one such injury is suffering from shoulder bursitis.

Shoulder bursitis is the painful inflammation of a bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac that allows the tissues of the body to move without friction. The bursa can become inflamed if the shoulder experiences an injury, which can include anything from having an object dropped on your shoulder to lifting a heavy object improperly.

Symptoms of shoulder bursitis include pain, tenderness, and swelling at the shoulder. Doctors may utilize an x-ray or MRI scan to determine the extent of the injury. Treatments may range from having an injection of cortisone to the area, or even physical therapy. While shoulder bursitis is not usually a severe injury, the medical bills and lost wages you may experience can be overwhelming.

A FELA Lawyer Can Help

If you’re suffering from the pain of shoulder bursitis, contact the FELA lawyers of Williams Kherkher to learn about your legal rights. Call 800-220-9341 to schedule your initial consultation.

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