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Dislocated Shoulder
#1
Hey guys, thanks in advance for the help.

To start I'll say I was injured at work in Illinois. I was unloading a van of product for an unnamed retailer, when my right shoulder dislocated. Now, I know this is covered by my employer's insurance, but I am unclear as to what might be covered by Workman's Compensation.

First Question:
The car I drive (the only vehicle to which I have access currently) has a manual transmission. By doctor's orders (given to me in writing), I am to wear an immobilizer and not use my right arm for three weeks. My drive to work averages 45-50 minutes each way. I believe it would be dangerous for me to drive only using my left arm, seeing as how I need my right arm to shift. What is my obligation concerning travel arrangements?

Second question:
I am to see a specialist as follow-up to my E.R. visit. If the specialist recommends corrective surgery, is that covered by W.C.? What if this isn't the first dislocation (recurring injury)?

Sincerely,
Fireddog
 
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#2
1 as to how you get to work it is not your employers responsabilty nor do they care....you dont show up and you are supposed to they will fire you....so find someone to drive you.....
2....depends on weather or not doc says it is work related...if IC thinks he may not be they will fight you tooth and toe nail not to pay
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#3
Fireddog

Jayne told you what I would of said.

I ask this;

Why are you asking what if this isn't the first dislocation?

If you had a previous injury to this shoulder, and it's been how long since that was treated is a factor. Otherwise it's considered Re-Agravation of an old injury while working.
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#4
Bad Boy Bad Boy Wrote:Fireddog

Why are you asking what if this isn't the first dislocation?

If you had a previous injury to this shoulder, and it's been how long since that was treated is a factor. Otherwise it's considered Re-Agravation of an old injury while working.

It has been about two years since the last disclocation.
 
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#5
Okay, and if that was a work injury, is the case closed now? If so, then still it is Re-Agravation of an old injury. And a new WC claim number either way.
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#6
it may not be covered on comp btw....
 
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#7
Did You File a w/c Claim Report with Your Employer? That's the Very First Step We need to know to Help Assist You with Answers.Wink
 
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#8
What types of injuries are covered?
For a work-related injury, you may be eligible for compensation for any of the injuries listed below:


Any physical injury on the job, which can include exposure to dust, toxins, hearing loss caused by workplace and repetitive motion injury - such as carpal tunnel.

Preexisting conditions that the workplace accelerates or aggravates. Examples may include a back injury, even though you do not notice the pain from the injury until later.

Injuries caused during breaks, lunch hours, and work-sponsored activities (such as a company picnic), and at-work injuries caused by company facilities, such as a chair in the company lunchroom.

Injuries resulting from mental and physical strain brought on by increased work duties or work-related stress. In some states, this includes employees who develop a disabling mental condition because of the demands of the job and a supervisor's constant harassment. Mental distress caused by something other than an initial physical injury is sometimes excluded from workers comp completely, however, depending on your state.
Reply's are intended solely for informational purposes. They are based on personal opinions, experience, or research and are "not to be taken as fact or legal advice", otherwise, always consult an attorney or a doctor.
 
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