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The Los Angeles muscle strain injury lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo know from their over thirty years of experience how difficult muscle strain injuries can be on a person and their family. We know you deserve help especially when the injury was not your fault. If you have strained a muscle, call our injury law firm for a free initial consultation and case evaluation to discuss your injury and what your options are going forward. This is true regardless of whether your muscle was strained while you were on the job, playing a sport, exercising or at home.
Receiving honest, ethical and prudent legal help in a timely manner is crucial for your overall mental, physical, and emotional recovery. It is critical that you have injury lawyers guiding you from the beginning. Call (213) 416-2472 today to allow our work injury and personal injury law firm to start helping you. That way, you can focus on healing while we focus on fighting for you.
Two names that people also give muscle strains are muscle tears and pulled muscles. Muscle strains can be the result of excessive force or pressure that is directed at the muscles. This causes the surrounding tendons and muscles fiber to become damaged and/or torn. The sudden overextension of a muscle can be very painful and will most likely take quite a bit of time to fully recover. Muscle strains can occur when someone is lifting heavy objects, exercising, working, playing sports, doing daily chores, and during many other activities. One common example of this injury is an athlete changing directions too quickly and pulling their hamstring, quads or another leg muscle.
Our firm has represented injury victims with almost every type of injury scenario that causes muscle strains. We have the experience to take care of you and your case. The following is a summarized list of the most typical causes for pulled, torn or strained muscles: on the job accidents, car accidents, defective products, sports injuries (especially tennis, wrestling, football, soccer, and track and field), walking or running on an uneven surface, slip and fall injuries, weight lifting too quickly or too intensely, motorcycle accidents, work injuries, bicycle accidents, construction site accidents, pedestrian accidents, crosswalk accidents, and trying to stop your body’s motion too quickly or awkwardly.
Health professionals state that you should always ask for medical help when you’ve been injured and you are in pain. This is because it is important to treat injuries from as close to when they occur as possible. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is even more important to seek help immediately: You heard a “popping” sound when you got hurt, you have a high fever, you cannot walk, you have a lot of pain and swelling, or you have open wounds.
It surprises people to find out that muscle strains, pulled muscles and muscle tears still happen so frequently at work that they are consistently in the list of most common overall work injuries. Workers compensation insurance may cover some expenses during this time, but it’s best to consult an experienced Los Angeles workers comp attorney to make sure you get proper compensation for your injuries. Some of the typical ways people pull their muscles at work are: falling, improperly using farm, construction or factor equipment, lifting heavy objects, tripping, not using proper body mechanics, and stopping, twisting or rotating too quickly. Our Los Angeles work injury law firm has extensive experience with workers’ compensation since 1979 as well as personal injury cases for muscle strain injuries.
Doctors have developed a system to grade muscle strains that is mostly based on how much stretching or tearing have happened to the muscle fibers. Severe discoloration and swelling symptoms point to grade 3 injuries as the muscles have been torn completely. In most cases, the patient loses their ability to move the injured muscle due to the complete tear. Grade 2 muscle strains cause a bit less pain than grade 3. In these cases, the patient does lose strength in their injured muscle(s). Tenderness, bruising, and swelling are more symptoms of Grade 2 pulled muscles. Grade 1 muscle strains are slight enough that they do not actually affect the strength or functionality of the muscle. The pain is mild for the injured person.
Any muscle can be strained but some are injured more often than others. The most typical examples of torn or pulled muscles are: pulled backs, abs (abdominal) muscle strains, lower back muscle strain, hamstring muscle strain, calf muscle strain, groin pull or muscle strain, leg muscle strain, quads (quadriceps) muscle strain, tearing the rotator cuff, chest muscle strain, Achilles tendon tear, knee (or plantaris) muscle strain, bicep muscle strain, and arm muscle strain.
It is important to discuss all injuries with medical professionals as this page is only meant to give basic information. Using X-ray machines and other diagnostic and imaging devises, the doctor could be able to determine whether or not there was any damage to the surrounding bones and your body in general. Surgery is a possibility for the more severe types of these injuries (especially for Grade 3 muscle tears).
Sprains and strains sound very similar but they refer to different parts of the body. Strains refer to tears or pulls in our muscles and tendons while sprains refer to injuries that occur to our ligaments.
We all know that many backyard football games end suddenly when someone steps the wrong way or tries to accelerate too fast and pulls their hamstring. The best ways to prevent these injuries include starting your workout, exercise or game slowly with a light warm-up and then stretching, staying in shape, and being mindful to always use proper form while lifting weights, running, turning your body or playing sports.
We answer our phones twenty-four hours a day so we can schedule your free initial consultation and case evaluation right now. During that initial free meeting, you will speak with one of our injury lawyers about your legal case, your muscle strain, your options and you will get your questions answered. We work on a contingency basis for all of our injury clients. This means you only pay us if we win your case. Furthermore, that means that our entire firm and you are motivated toward the same goal of winning your case.
The Los Angeles muscle strain injury lawyers want to make this ordeal and legal process as easy on you as is possible. That means if you cannot come to our office, we will come to you at your home or hospital room. We are available to meet during Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm and we will also meet you, by appointment, on Saturdays, Sundays and in the evening.
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