What are Workplace Injuries?
Injuries at the workplace range from minor cuts or bruises which are non-fatal to injuries such as severe fractures or trauma that can be fatal. Injuries can occur due to slips, repetitive motion, hazards from machinery, falling from a height, burns, or any kind of violent act.
Causes of Workplace Injuries
Although there is no shortage of ways people can injure themselves at work, most work-related injuries are a direct result of:
- Poorly setup workplaces
- Lack of safety education among staff
- Fatigue due to lack of breaks
- Stress (tight work schedule or time pressure)
- Employee or employer negligence
- Hazardous materials
- Dangerous machinery
- Poor lighting
- Workplace violence
Workers' compensation or work comp is an insurance for those who are injured or become ill due to their job or work environment. It provides cash benefits and/or medical care and is paid by the employer after a verification process.
Dr. John Eggers provides assistance with workers’ compensation. He has extensive experience with diagnosing and treating work-related injuries and focus on getting injured employees back to work as quickly as possible.
Work comp by Dr. John Eggers involves the evaluation and treatment of work-related injuries, keeping the referring physician, employer, insurer, and case manager apprised of the treatment plan and progress.
The goals of our work comp program include:
- Reduce and/or eliminate pain for the injured employee
- Increase range of motion
- Return to previous levels of activity and functionality
- Improve physical and emotional wellness
- Return to work quickly and effectively
If your pain is work-related, call us now for an appointment and we will ensure a smooth and efficient process for compensation.