Common injuries covered by workers' compensation


Workers' compensation injuries

Experienced NYC orthopedic surgeons treating patients for workers' compensation injuries

From the office to the construction site, work-related injuries happen across all industries. Many workplace accidents result in broken bones. The orthopedic surgeons at Island Musculoskeletal Care MD, PC often treat workers who sustained injuries in:

  • Slip, trip and fall accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Car accidents and other transportation incidents
  • Struck-by accidents involving equipment and falling objects
  • Caught-in/between accidents involving heavy machinery and objects
  • Long-term injuries due to repetitive stress

Common workplace injuries we treat

The most common types of workplace injuries we treat include:

  • Bone fractures: Broken bones can happen just about anywhere in the body and are often very painful. Our doctors identify bone fractures by utilizing MRI and X-ray equipment. Serious bone fractures require an operation and several weeks of rest or more to fully heal.
  • Knee injuries: Broken bones and ligament tears in the knees are often the result of workplace accidents or long-term repetitive stress. In many cases, knee injuries do not heal without surgery, especially if the knee cap is fractured or a ligament is torn.
  • Hip injuries: Hip injuries are very common in slip and falls or falls from heights. Hip injuries are often debilitating and painful. That's why it's important that you get the right treatment. Recovering from a hip injury requires an operation from an experienced orthopedic surgeon, as well as months of rest.
  • Shoulder and elbow injuries: We often see workers sustain broken elbows due to accidents involving blunt force. Additionally, we see workers sustain dislocated shoulders and torn rotator cuffs due to improper lifting or overexertion.
  • Foot and ankle injuries: These types of injuries often occur when workers drop heavy objects on their feet or ankles, resulting in broken bones. Tendon and ligament tears can occur when workers twist or bend their ankles in awkward positions.
  • Hand and wrist injuries: Blunt force to the hands and wrists often results in broken bones and overextension of the joints. Hand and wrist injuries also stem from long-term repetitive stress to the joints. We often see this with workers who sustain carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Back and spine injuries: The spine is vitally important but is just as equally vulnerable. Injuries to the spine result in serious pain and reduced mobility.

Does workers' compensation cover surgery?

As long as your injury happened within the scope of your employment, you're likely eligible for workers' compensation. Workers' compensation in NYC doesn't cover firefighters, contractors, or volunteers, however. In New York, you have the right to choose your doctor and get compensated for all necessary and reasonable medical treatment. That includes surgery.

The board-certified orthopedic surgeons at IMC Bone Doc have more than 100 combined years of experience treating injured workers. Our goal is to help you recover as efficiently as possible so you can return to work. Experience matters when treating a bone fracture or injury to a tendon or ligament. Take your injury seriously from the start and schedule your appointment with us. Contact us online or call us to get started.

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