Shoulder Injuries Can Be Debilitating

Shoulder pain is a serious symptom that many workers experience. The ball of the upper arm is larger than your socket, and often the ligaments, tendons, and muscles which hold your shoulder in place can be damaged due to repetitive activities or over extension of the socket.

Workers often experience strains, sprains, dislocations, separations, tendinitis, bursitis, torn rotator cuffs, frozen shoulder, fractures, and aggravation of arthritis while performing their work-related duties.

Conservative treatment consists of rest, ice, compression, and elevation until an exact diagnosis can be given. Treatment usually consists of physical therapy, medication, and in some cases surgery.

If you have injured your shoulder on the job, tell your supervisor immediately and seek medical attention. Ideally, your employer's workers' comp insurer will provide you with all necessary medical treatment and pay you any lost wages in the form of temporary total or temporary partial disability benefits if you are unable to work or are placed on restricted duties. If you do not receive these benefits in full, please do not hesitate to call an attorney.

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If you or a loved one has sustained a shoulder injury on the job and would like to know more about your rights under the Georgia Workers' Compensation Act, contact The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins today for a free confidential initial consultation with one of our lawyers. Call our office in Augusta at 706-305-1130 or fill out our online contact form and we will respond to you promptly.