If you have suffered from a work-related illness or injury, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation benefits may include coverage for medical expenses, rehabilitation services, and lost wages.
What Types of Injuries are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
Each year, there are a variety of workers’ compensation injuries that arise. Some of the most common injuries we see here at South Shore Orthopedics include:
- Slips, Trips, and Falls: Wet floors around the workplace as well as snowy or slippery walkways can trigger slips, trips, and falls. Sales associates at stores and security guards are more prone to slipping, tripping, and falling than employees in other work environments.
- Overexertion: Overexertion is widely seen in construction jobs, factory jobs, or jobs that require extensive physical labor. It occurs when an employee lifts, pushes, or pulls something that leads to an injury involving a pulled muscle or a joint that has moved beyond its normal range of motion.
- Struck By or Against an Object: When something falls off of a shelf or is dropped by another employee on a lower level, an injury is often the result. An employee who falls into a stationary object may sustain an injury as well.
- Machinery Accidents: In factories or construction sites, machinery accidents where a heavy piece of machinery has crushed or mutilated an employee may occur.
How Can South Shore Orthopedics Help?
At South Shore Orthopedics, we specialize in supporting patients who have experienced a workers’ compensation injury. If you or a loved one has suffered from a workers’ compensation injury, you can contact us to schedule a prompt appointment designed to evaluate your particular condition and provide the appropriate treatment, both operative and nonoperative. Our medical professionals will give you recommendations of when it is appropriate to return to work and complete all of the necessary paperwork and disability forms in a prompt manner. In addition, we offer:
- Medical Evaluations: In the event that there is a dispute about your medical condition in your workers’ compensation case, your insurance company may require a medical examination where a doctor will provide a report that can be used as evidence at your hearing to determine the degree of your disability and how much you should receive in benefits.
- Narrative Reports: A narrative report by a doctor may also be necessary for your workers’ compensation case. It typically includes a summary of your medical history, description of the incident, accident, or illness, diagnosis, treatment plan, prognosis, and a statement explaining why conservative measures cannot be used as the sole treatment.
Contact South Shore Orthopedics Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in the workplace, contact South Shore Orthopedics today. Our team of medical professionals has the knowledge and resources to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve as well as the highest quality treatment for your condition.