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What You Should Know About Shoulder Injuries at Work

One of the common injuries that occur on the job is a shoulder injury. There are different types of shoulder injuries that workers suffer. A shoulder injury can be a strain, dislocation, or even a frozen shoulder. If you have an injury to your shoulder on the job, you can receive workers’ compensation benefits.

Types of Injuries

Some common causes of shoulder injuries at work include but are not limited to lifting something, trauma to the joint, throwing, repetitive work with the arm, bracing oneself from a fall with the arm. In addition, people who do strenuous or repetitive overhead work are more likely to develop a shoulder injury, such as a CNA, nurse, home health aide, or construction worker.

Common Injuries

Workers’ common shoulder injuries include:

  • Rotator cuff tear.
  • Labrum tear.
  • Dislocation of the joint, bursitis.
  • Peripheral nerve impairment.
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis).
  • Tendonitis.
  • Shoulder strain.
  • Impingement syndrome of the shoulder.

What You Are Entitled To In Workers’ Compensation

An injury to the shoulder can lead to the need for medical care and or wage replacement benefits. Under New York State medical treatment guidelines, you can receive medication, steroid injections, physical therapy, or surgery to repair the damage.

If you or a family member have suffered an injury at work, including one involving your shoulders, you may be entitled to benefits. Unfortunately, insurance companies often balk at paying workers what they due for their on-the-job injuries. As experienced NY Workers Compensation attorneys, we can help you throughout the process. Call for free consultation 929-470-2225.

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