At Greene and Phillips Personal Injury Attorneys, we are experienced with handling personal injury cases in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida including work-related accidents and slip and falls. These cases require the injured party receive extensive medical treatment, disabling them from recreational activities, their jobs and their daily lives. This is why it's very important to find an attorney who will be able to help you get the compensation you need. A rotator cuff tear is a shoulder injury, usually resulting from a traumatic injury. This is more common in people whose jobs require heavy lifting such as painters, construction workers, or athletes, but it has also been known to occur with older men and women or victims of automobile accidents. The rotator cuff is comprised of 4 muscles, and if these muscles are torn they can no longer stabilize the shoulder in place. It's very important to seek medical attention if you feel that you have a rotator cuff tear because this type of injury can range from merely an inflammation of the muscle to a complete tear that may require surgery. The most common symptom of a rotator cuff tear is pain. Once a muscle is torn, it becomes extremely painful to reach overhead or perform daily activities such as carrying heavy objects or putting on clothes. People have also been known to experience weakness in the shoulder and inability to move the shoulder in any direction without tremendous pain. Common treatments for mild rotator cuff tears include physical therapy, cortisone injections, and anti-inflammatory medications. However, if these treatments aren't effective this may require surgery by an orthopedic surgeon. If you or a loved one suffer from rotator cuff injuries resulting from an accident in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, or throughout the country contact Greene and Phillips injury lawyers today at 1-800-510-1020 for your free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can help you receive the compensation that you deserve.