Can I be compensated for tendinitis/ bursitis resulting fro my job?

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Can I be compensated for tendinitis/ bursitis resulting fro my job?

My occupation is a truck driver/delivery for 8 years. I was diagnosed with tendinitis/ bursitis a month ago by a workers comp doctor. Can I be compensated for this type of injury or is this an occupational hazard? I’m not happy with the doctor’s decision to have me drive again after 20 days of light office duty as the pain only got worse. I asked the doctor to put me back on light duty only until after my 6 session of therapy is over. Request was denied. What do I do if I’m reported to go back on full duty and I’m still having pains?

Asked on June 26, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

Answers:

Jamison Mark / Mark Law Firm, LLC

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You are referring to a workers compensation claim.   I would suggest you make an internal claim with the job's insurance company, seeking treatment.  Hopefully the insurance company will allow you to go for some treatment to relieve the pain.   This type of injury is very difficult to prove as a compensable injury. 


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