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Suffer a Shoulder Injury on the Job? You’re Not Alone and May Be Eligible for West Shore Workers' Comp

Posted Dennis Kergick on Jul 11, 2014 in Workers' Compensation

Shoulders are made to be strong, but every body part has its breaking point. After lifting heavy objects for so long or experiencing a freak accident at your workplace, you may have a painful and debilitating ailment. Many employees file West Shore workers’ comp claims because of shoulder injuries.

Separation of the Shoulder

Shoulders separate when the outer end of the collarbone separates from the end of the shoulder blade as a result of torn ligaments. You could experience this type of injury on the job if you fall from a high place, or are hit with a heavy object directly in the shoulder. Hard pulling on the arm and wrist can also cause a separation to occur.

Torn Rotator Cuff

Overuse and engaging in repetitive motions can cause a rotator cuff to experience damage. The rotator cuff is made of tendons that cover the shoulder joint. When these become ripped or strained, they can cause severe pain.

Broken Bones

If your shoulder has been crushed in a machine or you are in an accident while driving for your job, it could become broken. As a result, you may not be able to work, which is why you’ll need to file a West Shore workers’ compensation claim.

The attorneys of Schmidt Kramer have helped many folks get the compensation they deserve after being hurt on the job. Contact us today to find out if we can do the same for you.

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