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Injury while out on work comp Ny state - chris T - 12-07-2014

I am out on work comp in Ny state due to a rotator cuff tear, had it repaired but still out till it heals. My question is if i hurt my other shoulder doing normal things I need to do to live comfortably would it be covered under the same claim! Ie I heat with wood and I think i hurt my other shoulder while carring wood in and favoring my allready repaired shoulder



RE: Injury while out on work comp Ny state - 1171 - 12-07-2014

doubtful. the connection to the work injury would have to be more direct causation.
choosing to carry too much wood with your uninjured shoulder is too loose a link to your employment.
In any event you would need strong medical evidence to support such a claim; do you have a doctor that will make the connection?