Employers use many precautions to maintain workplace safety and help workers avoid illness and injury. However, accidents can still occur. Accidents that happen while on the job can result in any number of work-related injuries.
If you're injured at work and require orthopedic care, either orthopedic surgery or nonsurgical treatment, we can help. At Alabama Orthopedic Specialists, our fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeons offer the specialized medical care needed to treat current and new patients with a range of work-related orthopedic injuries.
What Is a Workers’ Compensation Injury?
Workers' compensation is insurance coverage that offers medical and financial benefits to employees who sustain workplace injuries. Workers’ compensation is considered no-fault, which means a claim can offer coverage for workers with injuries, illnesses, and disabilities that happen in the work environment.
Workplace injuries can include motor vehicle accidents, like truck accidents and car accidents, that lead to injuries that require workers who drive for a living to seek out orthopedic surgery or other medical care.
Often, work-related injuries are caused by a trip, slip, or fall. Repetitive stress injuries are also common, like when a worker overuses a muscle or tendon while moving or lifting boxes. Many repetitive-use occupational injuries, like rotator cuff tears, are also treated by physicians working within sports medicine, since athletes are frequently injured in similar ways. Likewise, foot and ankle surgeons can address chronic sprains and fractures of the ankle, total joint doctors provide care for any joint problem, and spine specialists offer spine surgery and other treatments for back injuries.
If you have pain or limitation due to an accident or other issue at work, review the checklist below. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek out an orthopedic doctor who specializes in caring for injured workers.
- Joint, neck, or back pain that affects your ability to walk or use your arms or hands
- Pain or numbness in your hands, fingers, or legs
- Disability from a problem in your wrist, shoulder, arm, hip, knee, foot, neck, or back
Common Work-Related Orthopedic Injuries
Orthopedic conditions from on-the-job injuries are often treated without surgery; however, they sometimes require surgical care, like joint replacement surgery. Many injuries are acute and require immediate treatment that can be addressed by a specialist, like one of our orthopedic surgeons.
Common types of work-related injuries and conditions an orthopedic surgeon may diagnose include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Herniated disc
- Rotator cuff tear
- Sprains and muscle strains
Specialized. In Caring for Your Work-Related Injuries.
As the only subspecialty-trained orthopedic group in Montgomery and Wetumpka, at Alabama Orthopedic Specialists, our orthopedic surgeons strive for excellence and are highly experienced in successfully treating employees who have had an injury after an accident in the workplace. They have obtained years of medical training in orthopedics, followed by decades of combined clinical experience.
Our world-class team of fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic doctors provide care for injured employees using evidence-based nonoperative treatment options and a range of surgeries such as ankle surgery, shoulder surgery, and all types of joint replacement, such as knee replacement surgery.
Additionally, our team can help employers and employees get the answers they need for questions related to insurance, claims, coverage, and workers' compensation.
Schedule a Consultation Today
To learn more about how we work with employers and employees to resolve job-related pain and injuries, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors in Montgomery at our Main Campus or Pavilion Clinic or in Prattville or Wetumpka by calling (334) 274-9000 today or requesting an appointment online.