Injuries in the workplace more common than people think. Some types of work such as construction jobs, law enforcement, and other physically demanding jobs are more prone to hazardous working conditions and accidents. Injuries can also occur in seemingly “normal” daily work activities. A traveling consultant may be injured in a vehicle accident, or an employee might slip and fall on a wet or slick floor when asked to perform a task.
On average, a work injury causes an employee to miss 21 days of work. Employees may lose their income while also incurring medical expenses, along with experiencing the pain and suffering that comes with an injury.
The Most Common Types of Workplace Injuries
According to the National Safety Council, there are three common types of injuries that require an employee to excuse themselves from work:
- Slips, trips, and falls.
- Injury from an object or equipment.
Overexertion injuries are those that involve repetitive stress and movement from jobs such as painting or drywall application, or lifting and bending while moving heavy objects such as garbage collection or assisting patients in a nursing home. Machinery operators could be injured by faulty equipment or collapsing structures. Many people slip and fall from a defective handrail, a wet floor in a work area, or faulty equipment such as a ladder.
On-the-Job Spinal Injuries
Spinal injuries are some of the more severe injuries an employee may experience if they become injured while on the job. Treatments of spinal injuries have come a long way in recent years, and many effective conservative therapies are now available that don’t necessarily require surgical intervention.
At North Lakes Pain, we conduct a thorough examination of our patients to understand their injuries fully. We can offer a wide range of conservative non-surgical treatments that cover the following four areas:
- Interventional techniques.
- Medication management.
We work with each patient to determine the best method or combination of treatments. As part of their comprehensive treatment plan, we utilize various therapies to treat their pain: minimally invasive procedures such as nerve blocks, botox injections, platelet-rich plasma therapies (PRP), spinal cord stimulators, and more. We also offer treatments for other body areas, including the hips, knees, feet, and groin areas. Our comprehensive approach to healthcare means we listen to each patient, develop the optimal plan for their specific injuries, and evaluate their progress every step of the way.
Workers’ Compensation Injuries
We encourage anyone who has been injured on the job to seek prompt medical attention. It’s not uncommon for these types of injuries to be complicated and require expert medical care to prevent even further injury. Our professional staff understands that workers’ comp injury cases are often complicated due to the nature of compensation insurance and the involvement of several interested parties. We are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of medical care available.
If you’ve recently been injured on the job and want to know more about our treatment options, please contact us.