If your occupation requires you to use your body, whether that means walking miles every day to deliver mail or lifting patients in a hospital, you’re more likely to injure yourself on the job. When any injury is a direct result of your job, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits to help cover the cost of your medical care. If you’ve been injured at work, the experts at WolMed can help you with both your injury claim and your recovery. Call today, or request your appointment online at one of their convenient locations in Dallas or Denton, Texas.
Although a wide range of injuries happen in the workplace every day, the most common workplace injuries usually affect the muscles, bones, joints, or nerves in your back, neck, head, shoulders, or knees.
Repetitive-use injuries, such as the kind of tendon inflammation that can affect workers who use their hands or arms to perform tasks, are relatively common and are often only diagnosed once function is lost.
Acute injuries, such as the trauma caused by a slip-and-fall accident or the sudden back pain brought on by lifting something heavy, also occur frequently. These types of injuries are more likely to cause you to miss work as you recover.
The experts at WolMed commonly see patients with injuries such as:
An injury that forces your spine out of alignment can cause one of discs that sits between the vertebrae of your spine to push outside of its usual space and put pressure on nearby nerves, causing pain in your lower back and elsewhere. Bulging discs are more likely to eventually rupture and cause severe back pain.
This problem occurs when the top of your shoulder blade puts pressure on the underlying soft tissues whenever you lift your arm away from your body. Over time, shoulder impingement can lead to bursitis or tendonitis.
This common head injury occurs when your brain shifts or bounces inside your skull, causing abnormal brain function. Concussions may cause long-term symptoms, including headache or neck pain, confusion, and dizziness.
WolMed medical doctors and staff are experts in diagnosing, documenting, and treating work-related injuries. The practice is CARF-accredited, meaning it has attained the highest standards for pain and injury rehabilitation set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
CARF is considered the gold standard in rehabilitation and workers’ compensation in Texas. The staff at WolMed receives training each year to remain current in all of the new rules and laws affecting injured workers, and they’re CARF-accredited for work conditioning, work hardening, and chronic pain management.
The team at WolMed treats over 500 newly injured workers every year. Not only do they know how to get your injury claim approved by the insurance carrier, but they know how to help you get better.
Seeking care at a CARF-accredited facility helps ensure you receive the best possible pain management and injury recovery care available. That’s because, in order to achieve maximum CARF accreditation, the physicians and office staff at WolMed undergo a rigorous and comprehensive inspection of their services, business operations, and patient outcomes. WolMed has literally passed hundreds of standards to receive their last three maximum CARF accreditations.
WolMed Medical Doctors and staff are experts in diagnosing, documenting, and treating work injuries. Our staff receives training each year to remain current in all of the new rules and laws affecting injured workers and we are CARF accredited for Work Conditioning, Work Hardening, and Chronic Pain Management. CARF is the “gold standard” in rehabilitation and workers compensation in Texas.
We treat over 500 new injured workers each year. We have helped people with everything from cut fingers to severe back injuries. We know how to get your injury claim approved by the insurance carrier and most importantly, we know how to help you get better.
If you or a loved one has been hurt at work, please let WolMed help you. Call us for an appointment today.