Injured Federal Workers’ Symptoms
Our OWCP (Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs) certified physicians, along with other medical health professionals at Core Medical Center, are federal workers’ compensation experts who have assessed and treated countless job-injured federal workers for many types of injuries and illnesses. In most cases, federal employees who have sustained injuries may not be able to locate or determine at what exact period of time they had become injured.
These circumstances are commonplace, because many hazards and risk factors that cause injury or illness are present in the work environment. In some cases, job responsibilities can aggravate or uncover an underlying medical condition. This can result in your injury or illness becoming worse, and your health spiraling downhill.
Better Understanding of Occupational and Traumatic Injuries
Workers who have constant exposure to risk-inducing behavior and other factors may develop a chronic injury or occupational disease. These health issues frequently result from repetitive burdensome activity, such as lifting and carrying heavy objects or bending multiple times during the course of the work shift. Other factors can include exposure to harmful materials such as lead, gases, and rot. This can certainly result in damage to the body and can result in occupational injuries.
While overuse or exposure injuries tend to develop slowly over time, traumatic injuries do not. Rather, they occur suddenly in distressing incidents, like with machinery, falls, and accidents with other individuals. Physicians are then tasked to treat an individual after gathering information on the chain of events and symptoms the worker is feeling. In some cases, when illness is developing quickly, physical therapy is instated in the worker’s treatment as soon as possible.
Treatment of Federal Employees
Our physicians encounter several categories of illnesses and injuries. These include overuse, exposure, and traumatic health conditions, and they include new, existing, and even denied claims. However, there are some illnesses and injuries that are more prevalent among people who work in these environments.
Our health professionals are experts in treating these injuries, and we have a wide array of diagnostic tools to aid in your treatment. Once we have assessed your case, treatment is usually not very far behind!
General Injury Symptoms
- Back pain/backache
- Neck pain/stiffness
- Shoulder pain
- Weakness in upper and lower extremities
- Knee immobility/stiffness/swelling
- Elbow immobility/stiffness/swelling
- Numbness in upper and/or lower extremities
- Continuing or worsening pain
- Irritation to the throat or eyes
- Breathing problems
These are several of the most common ailments our physicians treat in the area of federal workers’ compensation healthcare. However, there are additional symptoms that may be undetected, which makes it all the more crucial to have an evaluation and treatment by a medical professional.
If our OWCP-authorized healthcare professional determines that your injury or illness was induced or caused through your work, you have the ability to file a federal workers’ compensation claim with the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs and Department of Labor. This will entitle you to medical care and financial compensation. By ignoring the various symptoms you are suffering from, you may be overlooking specific advantages under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) that you could be receiving. Come in today and share your health concerns with our medical professionals.
To learn more about the medical services and therapies we provide, please call Core Medical Center in Blue Springs, Missouri, at (816) 427-0201 .