Employee Gets Injured Shoulder (Labrum Tear) Repeated Motion Injury
Last updated Tuesday, May 9th, 2023
You know I’ll never forget the client who was injured while pushing a heavy broom at work.
He had been pushing this broom for long hours day after day.
Eventually, he started to feel chest pain.
Well at first he thought he was starting to have a heart attack and he had gone to the emergency room. Fortunately, a heart attack was ruled out. This young man was only 27 years old so he went back to work. At first, he was fine but when he started pushing that broom again with those long heavy strokes he felt the chest pain come back to his chest.
Well, he was sent home that day because no one could figure out what had happened to him but fortunately, he got referred to an orthopedic doctor who diagnosed him with a torn labrum.
It was discovered that the torn labrum in his shoulder was causing radiating pain into his chest we were able to show that the labrum tear in the shoulder happened at work by the pushing of that heavy broom.
We got the claim covered under Georgia workers’ compensation which paid for the surgery and were able to get the client a nice settlement out of the case.
This was a great resolution for the client because no one understood initially what was causing his chest pain we got him to the proper specialist on the workers’ compensation system and thus, the case was able to be resolved.
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