I Have Bicep Tendonitis As A Result Of The Repeated Reaching I Do On The Job. Can I Get Workers’ Comp Benefits For This Type Of Injury?
When a job requires heavy lifting, overhead activities, repeated reaching or other repetitive motions, it can put a lot of stress on your arms and shoulders. Unfortunately, bicep tendonitis or a torn bicep tendon can be the result of your work activities.
If you are unable to perform your job due to your injury, you may need treatment for your tendonitis in your arm. As a result, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in Florida.
If your job-related duties caused you to develop bicep tendonitis, you should qualify to receive workers’ comp benefits. In order to get those benefits, you need to seek medical treatment as soon as your injury surfaces and you should tell your employer about your injury as soon as possible.
You will need to follow your doctor’s orders in order to make recovery and return to work. In the meantime, your medical expenses and lost income should be covered by Florida workers’ comp benefits. However, sometimes, employers and their insurance companies will deny tendonitis claims and blame the injury on something that wasn’t work-related.
For this reason, it is wise to have a lawyer skilled in Florida workers’ comp claims to help you navigate your way through the claims process. To learn more about workers’ compensation benefits in Florida, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] for a complimentary consultation today.