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In Need Of A Shoulder Injury Attorney?
At the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A. our Charlotte workers’ compensation lawyers know that the shoulder may be one of the body’s most mobile joints, which provides the flexibility that allows all of us to do our jobs effectively.
Unfortunately, it is the shoulder’s full range of movement that also makes it so easy to injure, no matter where you work in North Carolina.
When stress is placed on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that stabilize the shoulder joint, which works almost constantly, injuries can limit our abilities to do even the most common tasks. When a shoulder injury occurs at work, the outcome becomes even more complicated, because it can make work difficult or even impossible to perform.
Throughout the U.S. last year, the National Safety Council reported 63,100 shoulder injuries in the private sector alone — which excludes federal, state, and local government employees — that involved lost time from work, for an average of 28 days out of work per shoulder injury.
Without the proper workers’ compensation benefits, spending nearly a month away from work for a shoulder injury can disrupt more than just your well-being, but also your financial stability.
Our Mecklenburg County workers’ compensation attorneys want to help you have access to the benefits you are entitled to after being injured at work, so you can approach your recovery with confidence instead of stress.
Ask us how we can help you get your life back.
Are Workplace Shoulder Injuries More Common in Certain Industries?
Since most North Carolina workers use their shoulders to complete workplace tasks throughout the day, no one is immune from potential shoulder injuries.
However, some of the most common workforces that may see more shoulder injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Assembly Line Employees
- Construction Workers
- Factory and Heavy Machinery Workers
- Healthcare Workers, including CNA and Nurses
- Masons and Pavers
- Delivery Drivers
- Amazon Workers
- Order Pullers/Fulfillment Associates
- Tow Truck Drivers
- Warehouse Personnel
Many shoulder injuries occur due to repetitive motion; however, some can be caused by a single injury event. That includes office workers and others who typically do not do manual labor. They can suffer shoulder trauma if they pick up an unusually heavy box of office supplies or move heavy objects throughout their offices.
If you have suffered a shoulder injury, no matter where you work in North Carolina, our Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys want to help you pursue the benefits you need to get back to work.
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What are the Most Common Causes of North Carolina Workplace Shoulder Injuries?
Some common causes of shoulder injuries at work include, but are not limited to, lifting heavy objects, repetitive work with the arms, or bracing yourself from a fall.
Other shoulder injury causes may include:
- Arm Jerked by Machinery or Equipment
- Catching a Falling Item
- Continually Lifting Overheard
- Falling Directly onto the Shoulder or Arm
- Lifting in an Awkward Position
- Pushing Something Up Onto a Shelf
- Pushing with an Outstretched Arm
- Reaching to Catch Yourself from a Slip or Trip
There is no limit to the way shoulder injuries can occur, no matter where you work in North Carolina. You should be entitled to pursue medical care and wage replacement costs from your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage. We can help.
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What are the Most Common Types of Workplace Shoulder Injuries in North Carolina?
The shoulder has many moving parts, so it requires lighter work duty while the employee heals, or significant surgery, rehabilitation, and therapy, so the worker can get his or her life back on track.
Some of the most common types of workplace shoulder injuries may include, but are not limited to:
- Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
- Bone Spurs in the Shoulder Area
- Broken Shoulder Bone
- Cartilage Injuries
- Dislocated Shoulder Joint
- Frozen Shoulder
- Impingement Syndrome
- Labral Tears
- Peripheral Nerve Impairment
- Range of Motion Impairment
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Shoulder Instability
- Shoulder Separation
- Tendon Injuries
- Tendon Rupture
- Torn Cartilage
- Torn Ligaments
Whether your injury occurred during a single injury event or over time, you deserve access to workers’ compensation benefits that will allow you to get the medical care and wage replacement you need to fully heal. We can help.
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Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina for a Free Consultation
At the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., our dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys in Charlotte have 60+ years of combined experience producing personalized results for clients just like you.
Call us at 704-376-1616 or contact us online to allow our skilled team of lawyers and support staff to handle each detail of your case, so you can focus on your recovery.
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