A construction worker faces many injuries due to the intensively physical nature of their occupation. In many instances, a worker will be required to repeat the same physical actions hundreds or even thousands of times per week. These repeated movements can cause inflammation of the bursae. The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that help facilitate movement by providing cushioning and lubrication at the joints. Normally, movement does not hurt because of these sacs’ ability to reduce friction. Once inflamed from irritation, the pain may become a serious concern.
For more information regarding your legal options after a repetitive work injury such as bursitis, contact the St. Louis bursitis attorneys of the Finney Law Office at 314-646-0300 today.
Bursitis can affect a worker’s ability to work if the motions which have caused the injury are integral to his or her occupational responsibilities. This condition can result in various problems that may heal over time with sufficient rest and recovery time but which can be chronic if a worker continues to labor under normal circumstances.
Bursitis can include the following health concerns, which may become significantly worse after strenuous activity:
Although bursitis often will go away with sufficient time to recover, a person may require surgery if the condition worsens substantially. This can become particularly troublesome if the bursae become infected and antibiotics do not improve the injured individual’s health.
If you have been injured because of the repetitive nature of your work, we may be able to help you fight for compensation for treatment costs. To learn more about your legal options as an injured worker, contact the St. Louis bursitis lawyers of the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300 today.