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Shoulder accidents that occurred at work

Accidents and injuries can occur in any workplace, from desk jobs to construction sites. The unfortunate thing about getting injured at work is that it can lead to needing to take time off work, and therefore, you may suffer from lost wages through no fault of your own.

Although high medical bills and the loss of wages can be a reality, the good news is that there are protections in place for those who are suffering from shoulder injuries that occurred at work.

What are the most common types of shoulder injuries that occur at work?

It is common for employees to suffer from shoulder strains, fractures, labral tears and rotator cuff tears. These injuries can prevent you from doing your job for a temporary amount of time, depending on the type of work that you are employed to do.

What type of compensation can I get as a result of a shoulder injury?

Workers' compensation is here to protect workers that are suffering from work-related injuries that they have suffered financially from. The law differs slightly between states; however, in general workers are entitled to two-thirds of their pre-injury wage for the time that they have to take off due to their injury.

In addition to this salary coverage, workers are likely to be eligible for the complete coverage of the medical costs that are related to the injury.

If you are suffering from a shoulder accident that was acquired at work and that is keeping you from working, you should look into how you can make a workers' compensation claim.

Source: Chron, "Workers' Compensation Settlements for Shoulder Injuries," accessed Jan. 10, 2018

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