Occupational Injuries


West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C.

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, & Interventional Pain Management located conveniently across west Tennessee
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About 2.5 million workers sustain occupational injuries in a single year, and many of those injuries require orthopedic care. The skilled team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. works with area employers to treat injured workers at 11 convenient locations in Union City, Trenton, Selmer, Paris, Lexington, Huntingdon, Dyersburg, and two offices each in Jackson and Martin, Tennessee. If you need expert orthopedic care for an occupational injury, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Occupational Injuries Q & A

What is an occupational injury?

An occupational injury, also known as a workplace injury, occurs on the job. There are many ways you can get injured at work, but the most common include overexertion, contact with objects and equipment, and slips, trips, and falls.

Occupational injuries can leave you unable to work for a period of time. It’s important to seek treatment from medical professionals like the team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. 

They specialize in treating injured workers with the goal of allowing you to return to work in a timely manner while allowing maximum restoration after your injury. If you’re filing a workers’ compensation claim, the friendly staff can provide you with the paperwork you need.

What are common types of occupational injuries?

The expert team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. treats the full spectrum of occupational injuries that require orthopedic care. The most common workplace injuries they treat include:

Trips, slips, and falls

Slips, trips, and falls account for 20-40% of workplace injuries. This type of injury can result in a variety of musculoskeletal injuries, including back and neck injuries, sprains, strains, and fractures.

Overexertion and repetitive stress

Lifting heavy objects with improper form and performing the same motions over and over are other common causes of occupational injuries, including back pain and joint pain.

Contact with objects and equipment

Getting struck by, caught in, or crushed by objects or machinery can cause severe injuries, such as finger, hand, and arm fractures.

How are occupational injuries diagnosed and treated?

The skilled team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. provides comprehensive care for occupational injuries. First, your provider asks how your injury occurred and performs a thorough physical exam. They may take tests, like an on-site X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.

Then, they develop a personalized treatment plan focused on getting you back to work as quickly and safely as possible. Their expert team includes certified physical therapists, occupational therapists, and hand therapists.

For expert care of occupational injuries, call West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C., or book an appointment online today.