What Are Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries?
Our experienced NYC workers’ compensation surgeons want to help you
Workplace injuries covered by workers’ compensation in New York cover a wide range. In fact, in most cases, if you got hurt at work in New York, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance should cover all your medical expenses.
Whatever type of workplace injury you’re dealing with in New York, our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons at Island Musculoskeletal Care (IMC Bone Doc) want to help you. Our doctors have more than 100 years of combined medical experience. That’s why we know what symptoms to look for and which treatments can often be the most effective for many workplace injuries.
Schedule an appointment with a doctor at one of our seven locations in New York City and Long Island. In many cases, our physicians have immediate appointments available the same day. If you do need extensive medical care, we will do everything we can to make sure you can receive all your treatments at the same office location.
What are common workplace injuries covered by workers’ compensation?
Workplace injuries can be very serious and often demand immediate medical attention. Some of the most serious – and most common – workplace injuries we regularly deal with at IMC Bone Doc include:
- Work-related broken bones
- Work-related knee injuries
- Work-related hip injuries
- Work-related shoulder and elbow injuries
- Work-related foot and ankle injuries
- Work-related hand and wrist injuries
- Work-related back and spine injuries
Don’t underestimate the seriousness of your workplace injury. Have one of our New York orthopedic surgeons examine you and diagnose exactly what’s wrong. Each one of offices has an MRI machine, which can be an effective way to diagnose workplace injuries involving broken bones and fractured joints.
All seven of our offices also have a licensed physical therapist on staff. That way, if your recovery plan includes physical therapy, you can receive the treatment you need at a location convenient for you in New York.
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You do not have to live in pain due to your workplace injury or accident. Get the medical help you need to get your life back on track. Contact IMC Bone Doc right now. You can schedule an appointment online or call us.
Our medical practice is in-network. That means your medical care should be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. If you have any concerns, our experienced staff members can do their best to make sure your medical care is covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. That’s because our doctors and staff members put your best interests first at IMC Bone Doc.
Broken bone injuries are common at work. Whether it’s falling from a height on the job to slipping and falling on a wet floor, employees often break bones in their arms, hands, legs and other parts of their body at work.
Our highly trained doctors and medical technicians know how to diagnose and treat broken bone injuries. Each one of our offices has an MRI machine and many are equipped with X-rays. Using these tools, we can determine whether you have a broken bone and the severity of your break. If the break is severe enough, we may need to operate and surgically repair your broken bone.
Knee injuries at work can happen for many different reasons. Sometimes, your knee may be struck by an object. Or perhaps you fell and broke the bones or tore the ligaments in your knee. Other times, your work-related knee injury may be due to overuse and long-term wear and tear.
Whatever the cause of your work-related knee injury, you can count on our New York orthopedic knee surgeons to diagnose exactly what’s wrong with you and provide you with the highest quality medical care, whether you need surgery, physical therapy or any other medical treatments.
Hip injuries sustained at work are among the most serious injuries our New York orthopedic hip surgeons deal with at IMC Bone Doc. Broken hip injuries are especially common and often occur due to falls at work, including falling from a ladder or slipping and falling on a wet floor.
Your broken hip may require surgery and time off from work in order to fully rest and recover. It is important that you have a knowledgeable, experienced doctor carefully monitoring your recovery and making sure you’re receive the medical treatments you need and deserve.
Work-related shoulder and elbow injuries
Shoulder and elbow injuries often occur on the job in New York. Whether it’s lifting a heavy object and injuring your shoulder, or falling and breaking a bone in your elbow, such injuries can be painful and often require surgery or other medical care.
Our New York orthopedic shoulder surgeons can help you every step of the way – from diagnosing exactly what’s wrong with your elbow or shoulder to operating on you or providing other medical care covered by your workers’ compensation insurance.
Work-related foot and ankle injuries
Foot and ankle injuries sustained at work cover a wide range – from broken bones due to heavy objects being dropped on your foot or ankle, to twisting or bending your ankle into a strange position, resulting in a torn ligament or tendon.
Whatever type of ankle or foot injury you’re dealing with, our New York orthopedic foot surgeons can provide you with the medical care you need and deserve. Remember, your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage was created exactly for situations like this.
Work-related hand and wrist injuries
Hand and wrist injuries due to work often happen for two reasons – either because of a sudden accident (falling and breaking a bone) or due to long-term wear and tear (including carpal tunnel syndrome).
Whatever type of wrist or hand injury you’re dealing with, you can count on our experienced, New York orthopedic hand surgeons to provide you with exceptional medical care covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.
Work-related back and spine injuries
Back and spine injuries can turn your life upside down. In an instant, you might not be able to walk or perform many other routine tasks due to serious spinal cord injury or back injury sustained at work.
Our experienced New York orthopedic back surgeons know exactly what to do. That’s because our doctors have extensive experience treating people with serious back injuries. In addition, our staff understands how New York’s workers’ compensation system works. You can count on IMC Bone doc when it matters most.