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 overextension 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:
Once a doctor makes a diagnosis, treatment usually consists of physical therapy, medication, and in some cases surgery. Long-term effects from the injury can sometimes be long-lasting.
What To Do If You Injure Your Shoulder At Work
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.
Call Today For A Free Consultation
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.