What should you know about work-related shoulder injuries?

On Behalf of | Mar 16, 2023 | Industrial, Manufacturing And Warehouse Accidents

People in every industry are at risk of shoulder injuries. Even office workers can have issues with their shoulders because of the nature of their work. It’s crucial that all workers do what they can to protect their shoulders. 

Employers must ensure they provide workers with a safe working environment. This includes providing them with the tools and equipment they need to avoid shoulder injuries

What can lead to shoulder injuries?

Heavy lifting is one of the common culprits of shoulder pain. It’s also possible that other factors, such as using power tools or a computer mouse can lead to injuries in the shoulder joint. Workers who have to reach overhead often may also have chronic shoulder troubles. 

How do shoulder injuries occur?

Shoulder injuries can occur without warning because of an accident, such as something falling on the shoulder. It’s also possible that the shoulder injury can be cumulative. These occur when the person repeatedly uses the shoulder in the same manner. Microdamage occurs, but it doesn’t have a chance to heal because the person returns to the same duties. 

Shoulder pain is always a sign that something is amiss. Anyone who suffers a shoulder injury while they’re working should ensure they get the medical care they need. This can be costly, but workers’ compensation should provide coverage for that care. Unfortunately, you may not receive everything you are due without an appeal. Working with someone who’s familiar with these cases is beneficial and can help protect your rights and your future.