Shoulder Injuries And Workers’ Comp Claims
At Rosado, Apat & Dudley, LLP, we represent hardworking people who are suffering the pain of work-related shoulder and rotator cuff injuries. Whether you were hurt in a job-related accident or suffer from repetitive injuries, we will employ all of our resources toward securing the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.
Complex Injuries Require The Help of An Experienced Workers’ Comp Lawyer
If your job involves lifting and carrying heavy items or performing the same task while operating machinery, you are at risk of a shoulder injury. After a lengthy career, you may first experience discomfort and tingling. Like many other workers, you may ignore the so-called “minor” signs of a shoulder injury and hope it just goes away.
Over time, burning and numbness become excruciating pain. You can no longer perform the basic duties of your job and are at risk of rotator cuff damage and possible amputation.
In order to apply for workers’ compensation, you must take the following steps:
- Notify your employer of the injury.
- Schedule an appointment with your doctor.
- Talk about a possible workers’ compensation claim.
Additional workplace-related injuries to the shoulder can include:
- Broken shoulder blade
- Broken collarbone
- Broken upper arm in the shoulder joint
- Rotator cuff tear
- Separated shoulder
- Dislocated shoulder
- Muscle, bursa and joint injuries
Serious and often career-ending shoulder injuries involve the rotator cuff. The tendons and muscles holding the joint together allow the arm to reach overhead. Injuries may take away a full range of motion.
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