October 18, 2019

On the Job Injury Damages Left Arm – Now Right Arm Hurts Due to Overuse. Does Workers Comp Cover the Right Arm?

I wanted to know if there was anything that could be done to help me. I had surgery on my left shoulder and have reached MMI with a disability rating and significant work/lifting restrictions (I’m a nurse). Now, my right arm is starting to grind and bother me. I know it’s from overuse of it because I had no problems with it until I kept having surgeries on my left (3) and had to use it all the time. Is this a part of my workers comp. claim or do I have to be on my own with this?

Jodi Ginsberg replies:  Sonji, he injury to your right arm is potentially compensible as part of your workers’ compensation claim.  If your authorized treating physician will agree that the problems you are having with your right arm are consistent with overuse that is reasonably and logically the result of having only one functioning arm then you have a strong argument for benefits.

[tags] arising out of the course of employment, georgia workers compensation, overuse syndrome [/tags]

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Jodi Ginsberg

Attorney Jodi Ginsberg represents employees who are injured on the job and who need medical care and missed wage benefits available under Georgia's workers' compensation laws.


  1. Carmen E Lowe says

    My Date of Injury is 4-89 I have received MMI in 2006
    I am also under Retirement Disability, from the postal
    Service. I want to return to Monthly Payments under OWCP
    I still have accepted conditions. Give me some answers

  2. Carmen E Lowe says

    Can OPM take your lump-sum from social security, and can social security use youe schedule award as a deduction

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