Even with proper safety protocols in place, accidents can still happen at work. If an accident has happened while on the job it’s important that you see a doctor for a consultation, especially if you are experiencing persistent pain and other symptoms as a result. Even minor pain should be properly evaluated to ensure that the problem doesn’t get worse. Here at Loredo Hand Care Institute, Dr. Pedro Loredo and his team have helped countless people living in and around Grapevine, TX, manage and treat their workplace injuries.
What is Worker’s Compensation?
Just as the name suggests, workers’ compensation provides eligible people with benefits when they become ill or injured while on the job. There are many reasons someone may receive workers’ compensation not just from falls or injuries due to malfunctioning equipment. Some of these occupational injuries and conditions appear over time. Of course, in order to get workers’ compensation the person in need will have to prove that the condition or injury happened as a result of work conditions.
What are the most common types of workers’ compensation?
You may be able to get workers’ compensation if you are experiencing,
Nerve injury (e.g. carpal tunnel)
- Crush injuries
Everything from typing and heavy lifting to repetitive movements and operating power tools can lead to these common injuries. Symptoms may include,
- Muscle weakness
- Limited mobility
Time is of the essence when it comes to treating workplace injuries. If you are dealing with work-related conditions or injuries that affect your hand, wrist or arms then call Loredo Hand Care Institute right away to learn about your treatment options. Our hand surgeon Dr. Pedro Loredo has helped countless patients get the proper care and treatment they need to repair and heal workplace injuries.
Our first approach to treating your workplace injury will be with nonsurgical options such as splinting, physical therapy, pain medication and steroid injections. When these treatment options aren’t effective then Dr. Loredo may recommend surgery. We offer advanced, minimally invasive surgical treatments that lessen post-surgical side effects and recovery time.