Waxhaw, NC asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for North Carolina

Q: I'm a NC mail carrier began having shoulder pain after 3 years my rotater cup is completely torn, is it workman's comp

I seen my regular doctor when pain began and received several shots in my shoulder to relieve pain helped for a short time and pain would return. After 2 years or so I was sent for MRI because I was losing range of motion and couldn't work due to my job requiring the repetitive use of my arm. Turns out my rotater cup was completely tore. Had surgery was out of work for 6 months with no income. Went back to work and 2 months later I am having the same problem but i injuries it at work so filed workers comp claim. Is it to late to file for workmans comp for the first surgery and loss of pay for 6 months and can they decline my claim for this injury because of having surgery already and reinjuring the same arm?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel
  • Concord, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Not sure this answer is much help, but workers' compensation for federal employees is a very specialized field with few folks who practice in it. I have represented federal employees in employment cases for many years and have only ran into a couple of truly experienced federal workers' compensation attorneys. For that reason, you may not be able to get your question answered in this forum and may want to directly contact a federal workers' compensation attorney for a consultation.

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