Shoulder injuries are a common type of workplace injury. These injuries often occur from a fall or from lifting. Severe shoulder injuries can require surgery. Sadly, many workers' compensation carriers attempt to deny surgery for shoulder injuries. However, in Georgia, if your shoulder surgery is denied, you have the right to a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Ultimately, the ALJ will be the one who decides whether the workers' comp carrier has to pay for surgery. If your surgery has been denied, you likely need an attorney. Contact Atlanta work comp attorney Brian H. Sumrall to discuss your claim if your need for surgery has been denied. You can reach Mr. Sumrall at 404.924.4595 or visit
Shoulder surgery following work injury.