Funny you say that, I've had the opposite happen to me. I started out doing calisthenics and caused an impingement on my left shoulder. Think I was pushing too hard on dips or something.
I do agree with you though, and that fear of causing more injury is why I stopped lifting heavy a while back. The human body isn't meant to bear excessive weight. I really see weight as a tool. If you're smart about it, there's benefit to it.