Workers’ compensation covers expenses incurred from any type of job injury or illness, from manual labor to desk jobs and everything in between. Any worker can suffer a work-related injury, and the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 2.8 million Americans in the private (non-governmental) workforce sustain a work-related injury or illness every year – and that number has held steady in recent years.
Work-related injuries and illnesses result in days of missed work, job limitations, and medical expenses. Let’s talk about the most common types of work injuries, and where you can go for a medical evaluation and documentation for your workers’ compensation claim.
Suffering a Fall While on the Job
Slipping, tripping, and falling can happen on any surface, whether wet or dry, carpeted or not. Anything that is on the floor or ground, including equipment, rugs, debris, liquid – and also uneven surfaces – can lead to slip-and-fall accidents.
Falling can lead to a sprain, strain, fracture, or even a concussion (traumatic brain injury). If you had a fall while at work, promptly inform your manager or human resources department. Falls can cause internal injuries that can only be discovered and treated by a doctor, as they do not always create observable symptoms.
Developing a Repetitive-Strain Injury
Repetitive-motion injuries are common in computer-based work, professional sports, and manual labor. This type of injury affects 1.8 million workers in the U.S. each year.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, and a herniated disc can develop due to repetitive strain while at work. These injuries tend to develop over time, so do not hesitate to notify your employer if you have an injury that has happened at your workplace. If the injury is not addressed, it can get worse and may develop into a chronic condition.
Being Struck by an Object While Working
Getting struck by an object, or otherwise suffering a high-impact blow from an object, usually occurs in manual labor but can happen anywhere. Examples include getting struck by or getting caught in collapsing material, such as logs, building tools or materials, or a vehicle or crane.
Workers’ Comp Treatment for Job Injury in Blue Springs, MO
If you’ve been injured, even if it seems to be a minor injury, be sure to report it to your manager. You will be advised to seek a medical evaluation right away so that there is documentation of the injury, which is imperative in getting your claim approved.
For the highest-quality care for a work-related injury, the workers’ comp experts at Core Medical Center are here to help you. We specialize in workers’ comp claims for the federal level and the state level, and we strive to make the entire process as quick, simple, and affordable as possible for all parties involved.
We serve the Kansas City metro area here in our convenient Blue Springs office. If you have any questions about workers’ comp injuries and our medical services, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (816) 427-0201 or by filling out our online request form now. We look forward to providing you with hassle-free workers’ comp medical service.