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Rotator Cuff Injuries in Automotive Mechanics

Posted by James Aspell | Jan 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

Rotator cuff injuries are common among automotive mechanics due to the repetitive motions involved in their work, such as reaching overhead and twisting the arm while working on vehicles. These injuries can cause pain and weakness in the shoulder, and may require physical therapy, medication, or surgery to treat. To prevent rotator cuff injuries, mechanics should use proper body mechanics and take frequent breaks to stretch and rest their shoulders. Using ergonomic tools and equipment can also help reduce the risk of injury.

Rotator cuff injuries are common among automotive mechanics due to the repetitive motions involved in their work, such as reaching overhead and twisting the arm while working on vehicles. These injuries can cause pain and weakness in the shoulder, and may require physical therapy, medication, or surgery to treat. To prevent rotator cuff injuries, mechanics should use proper body mechanics and take frequent breaks to stretch and rest their shoulders. Wearing ergonomic tools and equipment can also help reduce the risk of injury.

a mechanic can potentially get workers' compensation for a work-related shoulder injury. Workers' compensation is a system in place in most countries that provides financial and medical benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job.

To be eligible for workers' compensation, the mechanic must be able to prove that the shoulder injury was caused by the work they were performing. This may involve providing medical documentation and potentially working with the employer and insurance company to demonstrate the link between the injury and the job.

It's important to note that the process of getting workers' compensation can vary depending on the jurisdiction, and the injured worker should consult with an attorney or other legal expert to understand the process and their rights. Also, the worker should inform the employer as soon as possible after the injury occur.

If the worker is unable to work due to the injury, workers' compensation can provide temporary disability benefits to replace lost wages and medical expenses for treatment of the injury. If the worker is permanently disabled as a result of the injury, workers' compensation can provide long-term benefits such as permanent disability payments and vocational rehabilitation.

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James Aspell

Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...

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