Getting Treatment for Workman's Comp Injuries
posted: Oct. 18, 2023.
Workman’s compensation is a benefit offered to employees by their employers when they are injured on the job. The injury may be caused by a malfunction of machinery, a fall, or other occupational accidents. The compensation pays for doctor’s bills and other expenses while the employee is out of work recovering. Dr. Pedro Loredo and his staff provide treatment for workers who have filed workman’s comp injury claims at Loredo Hand Care Institute in Grapevine, Farmers Branch, and Richardson, TX, also serving Dallas, TX.
Common Workman’s Compensation Injuries
The goal of workman’s compensation is to allow patients time to heal while still receiving an income so that they can eventually get back to work feeling whole again. These are some of the most common workman’s compensation injuries that employees report:
- Back and spine.
- Arm, leg, and joint problems
- Wrist and hand disorders.
The Loredo Hand Care Institute in Grapevine, Farmers Branch, and Richardson, TX, also serving Dallas, TX specializes in injuries to the hand and wrist, including carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, burns, sprains, trigger finger, joint issues and similar workman’s comp injury cases.
Common Treatment Procedures for Workman’s Comp Cases
The ideal treatment for a job-related injury is the least invasive option, including physical therapy, medications, and steroid injections. However, there may be cases when the doctor recommends surgery. After the injury occurs, you will immediately schedule a medical evaluation with the doctor to diagnose the issue, begin the treatment process and proceed with the processing of your claim. You must attend regularly scheduled visits for therapy as directed by your doctor.
It’s important to notify your employer of a workplace injury as soon as possible. Seek medical attention immediately after an incident, even if there are no immediate symptoms as they can develop later. Study the paperwork you received when first employed regarding the workman’s compensation process so that you’ll be fully prepared for each step.
Get Treatment Started Right Away
The sooner you begin treatment for your on-the-job injury, the sooner you’ll be able to return to work at full capacity. Call (972) 939-4974 today to set your first evaluation appointment for a workman’s comp injury with Dr. Pedro Loredo at Loredo Hand Care Institute, located in Grapevine, Farmers Branch, and Richardson, TX, also serving Dallas, TX.