Workers’ Compensation Injury: Elbow/Shoulder
Injuries to the upper extremities are also common in the work place. Lifting and reaching overhead can give rise to shoulder injury. Repetitive use of a keyboard can give rise to elbow conditions such as epicondylitis and cubital tunnel syndrome.
These are painful conditions which can takes months or years to heal properly. They can involve costly medical procedures, including arthroscopy and open surgery.
The Workers’ Compensation Board allocates the largest potential lump sum benefits for permanent loss of use for such injury whereby you may receive up to 312 weeks worth of payments at once. For a wage earner making $500.00 per week before injury, this would result in a payment of over $100,000.00. This could be more or less depending on your injury and your earnings record.
If you have had a work related injury involving your shoulders or elbows, contact us immediately for a free consultation.