Workplace Accident Services
Despite the occasional joke or two about getting injured at work and taking the company for millions, nobody really wants to get hurt on the job. Depending on the extent and nature of the injury, an employee can quickly find themselves unable to work for long periods of time, and their success at future jobs may even be limited. Fortunately, proper medical treatment can reduce the amount of time an employee is incapacitated. In many cases, completing an MRI and physical rehabilitation together is the best course of action and can greatly speed up someone’s recovery time.
What Exactly is a Workplace Injury?
Any injury that takes place in the workplace constitutes a “workplace injury,” but the types of injuries and their severity vary greatly. Much of it depends on the work environment, but common workplace injuries include bone and muscle damage, nerve injury, tendon and ligament tears, etc. They are often caused by accidents like slips and falls, being hit by a projectile, electrical issues and even sitting or standing too long. Keep in mind that even though pain or other effects may not be felt immediately after the accident takes place, it is highly important that medical attention is sought to make sure that no long-term effects are in the works.
How Personal Injury Care Services Can Help
Completing an MRI and physical therapy is an excellent course of action following a workplace injury. An MRI will quickly establish any urgent issues that may need to be addressed while a physical therapy plan will help you achieve both long and short term goals. In fact, evaluation from Personal Injury Care can also help you receive injury benefits or “worker’s comp” (see below). Remember, the sooner you seek treatment, the better.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation
Worker compensation is when an employer pays for the medical treatment of an employee who was injured on the job and/or pays them a general stipend as a result. While technically any workplace can be considered for worker’s compensation, generally speaking an employee can only get this if their injury was professionally evaluated and needed medical treatment. Your medical professional (physical rehabilitation included) can help set up a compensation plan with your employer should extensive treatments be necessary.
Preventing Workplace Injuries
Naturally, it is always best to prevent workplace injuries entirely. Whether you’re the owner of a business or not, you can help by making sure that any spills are cleaned up immediately and proper warning signage is displayed. Making sure your building and workplace practices are up to code is also highly important, as these standards are more about safety than anything else. If you find anything of concern, be sure to bring it up with the correct authority before it is too late.