A workers' compensation injury is a work-related injury or illness that happens while you're on the job. These types of injuries and illnesses are usually covered by workers' compensation.
But you must follow specific rules and regulations with workers' comp, so it's important to work with specialists to get diagnosed and treated quickly.
The West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. team specializes in musculoskeletal injuries of all types, and they understand the unique needs of injured workers.
The professionals at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. recommend coming in for a comprehensive diagnostic exam as soon as possible following your injury. Early diagnosis is often one of the most significant factors in how quickly you can heal and get back to work.
The practice has diagnostic equipment, including MRI, ultrasound, and on-site radiology services, which means you can typically get a diagnosis on the day of your evaluation.
After diagnosing your problem, the team prescribes an effective treatment plan for you right away. Often, treatment takes multiple approaches, for example:
If you're not able to get back to your preinjury health through nonsurgical means, you may need a minimally invasive procedure or surgery. The experienced West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. surgeons can perform some surgeries, for example hand surgery, on-site with local anesthesia so you can avoid a hospital stay.
Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to give you the very best in care while helping you return to work safely as soon as possible.
It's different for everyone, so your team of providers keeps you updated as you go. They also keep your employer and insurance carrier up-to-date regarding your treatment plan, progress, and return-to-work status.
In some cases, you may need work restrictions or light duty until you're fully healed. Before you go back to work, you'll also learn injury prevention techniques to help you avoid the same problem in the future.
The workers’ comp specialists at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. are ready to help you stay active, so reach out online or by phone today.