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Work Injuries

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Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located throughout Greater Cincinnati, OH

It’s estimated that more than 4 million work injuries occur every year in the United States, and finding a physician to manage your work injury can be a challenge due to the required paperwork related to a work injury. The specialists at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, with four locations in Cincinnati as well as offices in Oxford, Sardinia, and West Chester, Ohio, provide expert orthopaedic care for injured workers. Call or schedule an appointment online today to get the help you need.

Work Injuries Q & A

What is a Work Injury?

A work injury is an injury that occurs while you’re performing your usual and customary duties at your place of employment. It’s your employer’s duty to provide a safe work environment, but injuries can occur, even under the best of circumstances.

If you get injured on the job, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits so you can get the health care you need, as well as a portion of your income if you’re out of work for more than eight days, to help you recover from your injury and get back to your job duties.

What are Common Workplace Injuries?

Some of the most common types of work injuries affect your musculoskeletal system and require care from orthopaedic experts. Common work-related injuries include:

  • Sprains, strains, and tears
  • Soreness or pain
  • Cuts, lacerations, or punctures

Overexertion, repetitive movements, and poor lifting are often common causes of these work injuries. For example, you may develop carpal tunnel syndrome if your job requires repetitive wrist movements. You may also injure yourself from a slip and fall.

What Can I Expect During Treatment for My Work Injury?

You can expect excellent care when you come to Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine for your work injury. The orthopaedic experts and supporting staff understand how the workers’ compensation system works and ensure you get the care you need to recover from your injury and get back to doing the things you enjoy.

When you come in for care at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, you can expect a complete and thorough evaluation that includes a physical exam, review of your injury and symptoms, and a discussion of your medical history. Diagnostic testing may also be needed to further assess the extent of your injury and help develop your treatment plan for recovery.

Your specific treatment depends on your injury, symptoms, and underlying health issues, and may include:

  • Medication to manage pain
  • Anti-inflammatories to reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Physical therapy to restore function

If needed, your specialist may make referrals to other health care providers to ensure you get the best treatment possible. However, Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine is a full-service orthopaedic clinic and, if necessary, your specialist can also perform orthopaedic surgery to repair your injury.

For medical management of your work injury, call Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine or schedule a consultation online today.