For many, the workplace can be a dangerous environment. When workplace injuries do occur, “worker’s compensation” is often a solution for both the company and the injured worker. Worker’s compensation is a form of insurance that is provided to the injured worker in which they are allowed medical benefits for their injury, and are paid typically two-thirds of their wages until they are able to return to work. In exchange, the worker forfeits the right to sue their employer for negligence.
Sustaining a work-related injury can be traumatic and stressful. It is often very important to individuals that they are able to return to work and continue their day-to-day activities as soon as possible. However, in order to ensure that effective healing and recovery can begin to take place, it is crucial that those who have been injured seek effective treatment as soon as possible. At Park PT, we specialize in treating patients who have sustained work-related injuries and help patients with worker’s compensation cases on a regular basis.
Some common causes of workplace injuries can include, but are not limited to:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Worker vehicle accidents
- Overexertion (resulting from excessive pushing, carrying, pulling, lifting, and throwing etc.)
- Repetitive motions
Some common workplace injuries can include, but are not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Sprains, tears, and strains, or other damage to muscles, ligaments, tendons, or nerves
- Neck and back injuries
- Head injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries (such as Tendinitis or Dystonia)
If you or someone you know have experienced a work-related injury similar to one of these conditions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Park PT today. We understand the pain and stress of a work-related injury and help our worker’s compensation patients with compassion and experience. We design an individualized, hands-on treatment plan tailored to the specific injury and needs of each patient. Our experienced physical therapists use manual therapy techniques and their up-to-date knowledge to ensure that our worker’s compensation patients receive the best care possible to facilitate their optimal healing and recovery.