Workplace injuries can severely limit your mobility and impact your ability to do your job. If you experience an injury while on the job, the orthopedic experts at The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre in The Woodlands, Texas, offer workers’ compensation services to ensure you receive the medical support you need while you recover. To speak with a doctor about your work injury, call or book an appointment online today.
Workers’ compensation provides you with the monetary and medical support you need after a work-related injury or illness. Workplace injuries are very common and frequently result in painful, debilitating symptoms that can keep you from work and your other daily activities.
Although there are a number of high-risk jobs, most forms of employment, including desk jobs, come with their risk of injury.
The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre has extensive experience treating occupational injuries and helping patients with their workers’ compensation claims.
If you experience a workplace injury, the doctors can help you restore your health and physical performance and receive the support you need while you recover.
The most common workplace injuries are sprains, strains, and tears to muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Most work-related injuries are caused by repetitive movements, overuse, and prolonged periods of awkward postures. Dislocations, fractures, and lacerations are also common in the workplace.
People with desk jobs frequently suffer from conditions like carpal tunnel and lower back pain. Slips and falls also account for a number of work-related injuries. Workers’ compensation requires your injury to be caused by the nature of your job duties.
If your injury is caused by failure to follow safety rules or happens under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you won’t be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
During your evaluation at The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre, your doctor performs an in-depth examination to determine your diagnosis and the extent of your injury.
Your evaluation includes a physical exam and discussion of your symptoms and medical history, as well as imaging tests. The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre offers a number of convenient-in-office diagnostics like X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs.
After your evaluation, your doctor works with you to develop the most effective treatment plan for your condition. Depending on your needs, your treatment plan may include:
In some cases, you may require surgery to treat your condition. The team of orthopedic surgeons specializes in a number of safe and effective procedures using both traditional and minimally invasive techniques.
During your workers’ compensation appointment, you and your doctor also discuss the documentation and steps you need to take to complete your claim. If you experienced a recent work injury, call The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre or book your appointment online today.