Shoulder-related injuries on the job are common among labor-intensive professions, including construction, factory work, delivery work and other jobs requiring heavy lifting. An injury to the shoulder can require surgeries, physical therapy and extensive treatment. Without proper medical attention, the injury can affect your ability to work, both now and in the future.

It is important that you file a workers' compensation claim if you have suffered a shoulder injury at work or are experiencing pain in your shoulder due to your job. At Bonifield & Rosenstengel, P.C., we represent individuals who have suffered these injuries, ensuring that they are provided the treatment and rehabilitation they need to make the fullest recovery possible.

If you have experienced a shoulder injury or related pain because of your job, contact us today for a free initial consultation. Call the work-related shoulder injury attorneys at our St. Clair County law offices at 618-215-2412 or toll free at 866-223-2525.

As soon as possible after the injury or after you realize that your pain could be because of your job, you should file a workers' compensation claim to report the injury. Workers' compensation requires that you file a claim and seek medical attention within a certain time frame. If you wait, you could be denied benefits.

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These injuries can include:

  • Torn rotator cuffs
  • Impingement or repetitive use
  • Acute shoulder pain
  • Degenerative arthritis in the shoulder
  • Traumatic muscular tears surrounding the shoulder

If you are experiencing pain that radiates down into the back or neck, you should also get a medical opinion. Shoulder and neck pain may mimic each other, and can actually indicate an injury in any of the areas.

Sometimes such shoulder injuries are suffered due to heavy labor, such as overhead lifting or reach, resulting in a traumatic accident or injury. Other injuries are aggravations of existing conditions. Even though you may have had shoulder issues in the past, if your job aggravated the condition, you could be eligible for workers' compensation benefits to treat the aggravation.

We can help you understand the claim you have and all options available to you in treatment and benefits. See us today for a free initial consultation.