Workers’ compensation protects you in the event that you get injured on the job, providing you with monetary and medical support. If you’ve suffered an injury while working, filing the correct reports and consulting with a doctor are necessary for proper compensation.
At CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center, with multiple locations in Maryland, our board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists can evaluate and treat you if you’ve been hurt on the job, and we can also aid you in pursuing your workers’ compensation claim.
Common workplace injuries
When people think of workplace injuries, they often imagine construction sites, warehouses, and machinery. While laborious occupations often result in more injuries, every job comes with health risks, and anyone can get hurt while working.
That said, some of the most common workplace injuries include:
- Falls, especially due to wet/icy ground, smooth tile, and unsecured rugs
- Motor vehicle accidents (cars, trucks, forklifts, etc.)
- Being hit by fallen objects
- Overuse injuries
Even if you work in an office setting, repetitive motions, such as typing and using a mouse for long periods of time, can lead to wrist strains. Regardless of what kind of work-related injury you have, you deserve compensation.
Starting the process
Almost every employer in Maryland is required to have workers’ compensation insurance. From the moment you get injured at work, you should begin preparing your compensation claim. If your injury doesn’t require emergency care, schedule an appointment with CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center as soon as possible.
Next, make sure to file a formal report with your employer. This should include details regarding what happened, when it happened, and where you got injured.
Once you’ve covered your bases, the doctors at CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center can evaluate your injury and help you decide how to move forward.
How a doctor can help
When you arrive, our team will immediately begin working to reduce your pain and build your workers’ compensation case. You might require some tests, such as an X-ray, to better diagnose and document what happened.
We have experience with all kinds of workplace injuries, including:
Once your physician has determined exactly what’s wrong, they can begin building your treatment plan. Depending on your needs, you might receive:
- Pain medications
- Epidural or facet block injections
- Physical therapy
Beyond treatment, our team can also help assess your ability to work and discuss the workers’ compensation process. Furthermore, we can help you begin the disability process, if necessary.
To learn more about workers’ compensation and get the care you need, book an appointment online or over the phone with CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center today. Our Maryland offices are located in Hyattsville, Gaithersburg, Lanham, Dundalk, Oxon Hill, Rosedale, and Olney, and we have two offices in Baltimore.