The Role of Rehabilitation in Workplace Injuries

According to CBS News, one American worker is injured every seven seconds. That’s close to 13,000 workers a day and almost 5 million a year. When you’re injured at work, the liability falls on your employer, because they’re required by law to provide you with a safe working environment.

If you do get injured at work, it’s important to seek care right away, because it’s common for the full effects of an injury to not show up right away. By going to a doctor early, they can see if anything is wrong that you may not realize. But, after you get care, you need to get rehabilitated so you can live and function normally again.

At Advanced Care Specialists, we can treat a wide range of spinal and musculoskeletal problems. Furthermore, we can give you a customized rehabilitation plan to get you back on your feet again.

The importance of initial medical care

Many injuries at work can progress into something life-threatening. For example, you may fall and suffer internal injuries, which you may not notice right away. 

Even something as minor as a cut can progress into a serious infection. So, it’s important to seek emergency medical care if you get injured at work, and your employer is required by law to allow you to get it.  

Some common work-related injuries include slips and falls, injuries from overexertion, and injuries from objects that are falling, propelling, or swinging. 

And you don’t have to work in manual labor to experience work-related injuries. One of the most common types of injuries is carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that occurs when your wrist is overused, which mostly affects people with desk jobs. 

The importance of rehabilitation

At Advanced Care Specialists, our doctors can guide you through every step of the recovery process if you get injured on the job. They understand that initial treatment is only half the battle, and that rehabilitation is just as important in getting you back on your feet and functioning fully.

Furthermore, if you’re a federal employee, we’ve got you covered, too. Our doctors are experts in the rules for treatment put out by the Department of Labor. Our doctors are also certified by the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. This means they’re specially trained to fill out any necessary paperwork and can provide witness testimony in workers’ compensation cases.

If you’ve been injured on the job, we can help in your recovery. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Advanced Care Specialists today.

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