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Court Upholds Worker's Award for Repetitive Trauma Injury to Shoulder

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 298 | 0 | 5 min read

The Nebraska Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a worker for a repetitive trauma injury to his shoulder. Case: Martinez v. International Paper Co., No. A-19-409, 01/07/2020, published. Facts: Jose Martinez worked for the International Paper Co. for more than 19 years. He allegedly developed shoulder pain in 2008 but did not miss work as the pain worsened. Martinez saw his family physician in September 2017 for an annual physical. He informed his doctor that he was having pain in his shoulder. On Nov. 8, 2017, Martinez claimed, he felt a sharp pain in his right s...

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