Sustaining an injury at work is undesirable, but if it happens, physical therapy is an excellent option for recovery and rehabilitation. At Tri Physical Therapy work related rehabilitation clinic you can receive treatment from our skilled physical rehabilitation doctors in Brooklyn. We work towards getting you back to your regular activities and get you on your feet to return to work as soon as possible.
Why You Need Physical Therapy
It is a reality that workplace injuries are a common occurrence. Employers and therapists recognize the benefits of physical therapy for injured workers. Physical therapy can help you return to work sooner, preventing you from prolonged sitting and potentially exacerbating your injury. Our physical therapist can provide valuable insights into how to prevent future damage and avoid missing work.
Injury and Workers Comp
Employees who suffer work-related injuries may becovered by workers’ compensation, which includes medical expenses and a portion or all of the lost wages while recovering. This coverage may also applies to injuries sustained in car accidents that occur during work-related activities, even if the employee was driving their personal vehicle.
In many workplaces, workers’ compensation covers the cost of medical treatment required after sustaining a job-related injury. This is especially critical for physically demanding jobs with a high risk of injury. Workers’ compensation also includes coverage for physical therapy. Work-related injuries can occur outside of the company premises, such as in company-owned trucks and at social events sponsored by the employer. To be considered work-related, the injury must have been directly caused by the workplace or work environment, including the building, equipment, machinery, demands of the job, negligence, and overall environment. Remember that you must inform your employer about the injury as soon as possible and preferably in writing and within 30 days of the incident.
Need some help? Learn about your rights and contact us at Tri Physical Therapy by calling 718-908-2000 to discuss your case and learn how to initiate your insurance claim and medical rehabilitation with proper documentation. Our clinic accepts most major insurance companies and TriCare, ensuring that you are covered in the event of an injury. We have assisted thousands of patients in recovering from injuries over the past 25 years, and we may be able to help you too. We can provide comprehensive health services to you with the assistance of insurance rehabilitation funds, which can accumulate up to $50,000 per case, in settlements.
Common Work Related Injuries
A repetitive strain injury is becoming increasingly prevalent in the workplace. It is caused by repetitive movements, prolonged periods in a fixed position, vibrations, or compression. It can commonly occur in the wrists as well as any joint in the body. One of the most effective strategies of self care is taking regular breaks to prevent such an injury. Employers can also invest in ergonomic equipment, such as office chairs, keyboards, and computer mice, which can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with a repetitive strain.
Crashes and collisions are another common cause of workplace injuries. Accidents can occur when workers are not paying attention and collide with a vehicle, such as a car, lorry, or forklift, leading to serious consequences and significant time off work.
Slips, trips, and falls are common workplace accidents that can occur in any industry, including shops, factories, and offices. Slippery surfaces are often the culprit, making it almost inevitable for employees to experience the occasional trip or slip. Workers who perform tasks at elevated heights, such as builders and tradesmen who use ladders, scaffolding, and other platforms, face even greater risks of injury or even fatality.
Cuts are another common injury, some minor and some extremely serious. To mitigate these risks, industries with elevated work requirements often mandate rigorous health and safety training for their workers. Many workplaces have equipment that can result in painful cuts, from paper cuts to accidents with power saws, which can happen regardless of industry. These injuries are often due to inadequate training, lack of focus, or insufficient protective measures. Employers have a responsibility to implement procedures and provide adequate training and protective measures to minimize the likelihood of these injuries occurring in the workplace.
Tri Physical therapy can address and provide rehabilitation for a wide range of injuries, from torn muscles to fracture recovery and even dance injuries that occur on the job. Trust in us to get you back to feeling your best.