Injuries in the workplace are a common occurrence. When a person gets hurt on the job, the employer loses a worker and the worker is forced to take time off to recover. Worker’s comp insurance typically covers injuries incurred on the job, not only replacing lost wages but also paying for medical bills associated with the recovery process. If you have just suffered a workplace injury, be sure to file a claim with your employer right away and seek treatment as soon as possible.
Some of the most prevalent injuries in the workplace include:
- Herniated discs
- Muscle Sprains
- Soft Tissue Strains
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
These conditions can cause severe or chronic pain and in some cases, numbness and tingling.
Did you know…
back pain is the most common injury in the workplace? It is the single most frequent reason Americans call into work year after year. Whether due to long periods of standing or frequent heavy lifting, the muscles, discs and vertebrae of the upper and lower back are very sensitive to injury.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my injury is work-related?
Your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance company may require that you prove an injury is work-related before receiving benefits for a claim. Determining if your injury occurred on the job is simple: Did your injury occur while you were performing a task for your employer? This includes injuries that occur inside the workplace, as well as injuries that occur on location or while riding in a company vehicle.
What should I do if I become injured on the job?
Most workplace injuries are related to the muscles, joints, bones or nerves. These areas typically respond differently, depending on the treatment. Listening to your primary doctor can help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and speed the healing process. If you have suffered an injury on the job, contact our office to schedule an appointment right away.
How long will it take to recover from a workman’s comp injury?
Rehabilitative care expedites the recovery process and returns patients to work as quickly as possible. Every injury is unique and will require varying amounts of time and treatment to make a full recovery. Our office works with patients who have been injured on the job on a regular basis. We work to develop a personalized workplace injury treatment plan designed to return patients to their jobs in as little time as possible.