Shoulder injuries at work can occur in a number of different ways from lifting something heavy to falling. Unfortunately, any type of shoulder injury can cause a worker pain, limited movement, and time off of work. From employees who perform repetitive arm movements to workers placed in dangerous conditions to those who lift something once or slip and fall, shoulder injuries are a common occupational hazard.
All shoulder injuries should receive Florida workers’ compensation benefits, including:
- Shoulder fractures
- Shoulder sprains and strains
- Rotator cuff tears
- Bicep tendon tears
- Frozen shoulders
- Soft tissue injuries
Some of the most common shoulder injuries are shoulder fractures, dislocations, soft tissue injuries, and rotator cuff tears. When injuries to the rotator cuff happen, or injuries to the scapula, clavicle, and humerus bones occur, or injuries to the glenohumeral, acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joints occur, a worker can be in a lot of pain and unable to perform the daily activities that he or she once did.
Insurance companies sometimes view some shoulder injuries as more severe than others and don’t want to cover more minor shoulder injuries. However, if you suffered a shoulder injury at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Make sure you get the benefits you are entitled to by calling a skilled Florida workers’ compensation attorney immediately after your workplace accident.
Injured workers deserve all the benefits they can. Don’t let the insurance company or your employer tell you any different. Contact a qualified Broward County workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] and receive a free consultation and book: Hurt On the Job in Florida – What Are My Rights?