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Hurt at Work Huntsville I injured my shoulder at work

Hurt at Work Huntsville I injured my shoulder at work

Hurt at Work Huntsville I injured my shoulder at work: Shoulder injuries are one of the most common type of work injury that we see in our practice. Production work which involves repetitive overhead reaching, lifting heavy objects, using a jack hammer, or even bracing yourself during a fall are ways in which hundreds of workers hurt their shoulder every year in
Alabama. Fortunately, most of the time the injury is not more substantial than a pulled shoulder or neck muscle, but often injury is something more serious, like an injury to your rotator cuff.

Your rotator cuff is comprised of muscles and tendons that connect the upper arm to the shoulder blade, allowing your shoulder a full range of motion. When one or more of the tendons is torn, the tendon no longer fully attaches to the head of the humerus bone, causing pain with movement and weakness. A tear can be a partial tear, or a full thickness tear, and it can occur over time due to constant repetitive motion or suddenly as the result of an on the job accident. It can also occur naturally as part of the aging process.

Not surprisingly, it is not uncommon for a workers compensation insurance carrier to claim that a torn rotator cuff is the result of aging, and not because of the blow you suffered to your shoulder at work; however, even if you had some preexisting underlying damage to your shoulder, if a job injury aggravates your condition, then workers compensation should be responsible for your reasonably necessary medical treatment.

Surgery is often the means by which a torn rotator cuff is treated, and while it is a painful surgery to recover from (most of our clients have said that they spent weeks sleeping in a recliner because of their pain), most injured workers have a fairly good recovery, but they are not the same afterwards. For those who need surgery, a fight over forcing workers comp to pay for their surgery is not uncommon as the cost of surgery is not cheap. Regardless, if your job injury caused your injury or aggravated an underlying problem, the law is clear and workers comp must pay for your reasonably necessary medical treatment--including surgery.

If you live or work in the greater Huntsville area*, you suffered a job injury and you have any questions about your rights under Alabama's Workers Compensation law, don't hesitate to CONTACT the experienced Huntsville Workers Compensation Lawyers at Powell and Denny.

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