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When you have injured your knee or shoulder at work

Some Louisiana employees suffer from shoulder and knee injuries while they are working. If your job is one that requires you to lift and carry heavy objects on a regular basis, you have a greater risk of suffering these types of injuries. Some of the ones that frequently occur include torn rotator cuffs, fractures, and torn knee ligaments. If you have suffered from one of these types of injuries, returning back to work while you are in pain may be impossible.

You may have suffered your injury in a sudden accident, or it may be a problem that has grown worse over time. In either case, it is important for you to let your supervisor know about your injury as soon as possible. You should make sure to write down exactly what happened and the date and time when your injury happened or when your knee or shoulder finally gave out.

If your knee or shoulder injury is severe enough to require medical treatment and your missing work, it is important for you to apply for workers' compensation benefits. Workers' compensation can pay for your medical expenses and may also replace a portion of your wages until you are well enough to return to your job.

Attorney Laurie W. Maschek regularly helps her clients to seek and recover the workers' compensation benefits that their injuries require. If her clients are unable to return to their jobs, she works to help them recover monthly disability payments on either a temporary or permanent basis. If you have suffered a serious shoulder or knee injury because of your job, you may also be able to recover. You can learn more information about your recovery rights by reviewing our work injuries page.

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