Friday, January 13, 2012

Work-Related Shoulder Injuries

Meuser & Associate handles all types of Minnesota workers’ compensation cases involving shoulder injuries. Shoulder injuries are a very common type of workers' compensation injury.

Some common work-related shoulder injuries include:
  • Arthritis of the shoulder 
  • Bursitis 
  • Tendonitis 
  • Shoulder dislocation 
  • Shoulder blade fracture 
  • Frozen shoulder 
  • Rotator cuff tears 
  • Shoulder separation 
  • Shoulder impingement 
  • Shoulder joint replacement 
  • Shoulder pain 
  • Labral tears 
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome 
  • Shoulder sprains and strains 
In 2006, approximately 7.5 million people went to the doctor’s office for shoulder problems. Shoulder injuries can be caused by acute trauma, such as a fall or blunt force injuries. They can also be caused by excessive repetitive overhead motions.

If you’re experiencing shoulder stiffness, having difficulty with rotation or range of motion, feel as though your shoulder may slide or pop out of socket, have shoulder pain, or have a feeling of weakness, you should consider seeing a doctor.

If you’re suffering from a shoulder injury and your work activities were a substantial contributing factor to the development of that injury, or substantially contributed an aggravation of a pre-existing shoulder problem, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

Shoulder injuries can be debilitating. You may require significant medical care. You may have to take time off work. You may not be able to perform your job duties anymore if you have permanent injury. You may need assistance in finding a new career. In Minnesota, if your shoulder injury is work-related, you may be eligible for medical expenses benefits, wage loss benefits, permanent partial disability benefits and/or vocational rehabilitation benefits.

For a free, no-obligation Minnesota workers’ compensation case consultation, call Meuser & Associate at 877-746-5680 or click here to send us an email


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