November 30, 2020
Workplace injuries are more common than they sound and affect both the young and not so young. Work-related injuries can lead to serious physical complications if proper treatment is not meted out on an urgent basis.
It is natural for your client to wish to recover quickly and get back to work. However, that would be impossible without proper treatment.Pushing one’s body to work will not only weaken them physically and mentally but can cause serious long term health issues.
In most cases, if a worker is injured while being on the job, he/she will receive compensation from the employer for necessary treatments and also live comfortably before getting back on their feet. Apart from taking proper medications, physical therapy also plays an important role in ensuring that the injury heals properly and completely.
How to Deal with Work Injuries Legally and Medically?
In the case of workplace injury, as a lawyer, you can represent your client’s best interest in legal matters. Providing experienced legal guidance and support might be your forte, however, the medical aspect is best handled by physical therapists.
Compensation for workers is considered to be a no-fault system and covers varied workplace injuries. Once the compensation is sorted out, your client may or may not need the help of physical therapists. If they do you can point them in the right direction and recommend physical therapy clinics like West Star Physical Therapy Network that provide several services.
Physical Workplace Injuries
Physical injuries are the most common that take place within business premises. These can be categorized in the following sections:
- Injuries taking place while doing your own work like falling off the ladder, or hurting your back while lifting something heavy.
- Injuries from other people’s actions like getting hit by an object on a construction site ● General workplace injuries like twisting the ankle or tripping.
- General workplace injuries like twisting the ankle or tripping.
Workplace injuries commonly affect the following body parts:
- Ankles, hands, feet
- Muscles, bones, and tendons
- Head, neck, and face
- Shoulders and back
Also known as Repetitive Stress Injury or RSI, this also comes under worker’s compensation. RSI can take place when a worker performs the same task every day for a long period. For example, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common RSI. If a job requires you to move a certain way, bend over, or lift heavy objects every day, one can develop RSI.
Occupational Health Hazard
Occupational illnesses are health conditions that one can catch while being on the job. For example, if your client is a healthcare worker, you might contract a disease or a virus from the patient like COVID-19. The same goes with construction sites, where people are exposed to dust and fumes that can lead to asthma, asbestosis, silicosis, and many more such health conditions.
How can West Star Physical Therapy Network Help?
West Star Physical Therapy Network treats each of its visitors as persons rather than projects. We not only provide physical therapy treatment but also lend emotional support to the patient. Our services include several restorative treatments that help patients recover and get back to their work and lifestyle. Here are some of the therapies that we offer to our clients.
- Aquatic Therapy
- Land Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Certified Hand Therapy
Apart from these we also provide treatment for the following health conditions:
- Musculoskeletal Injury
- Work-Related Injury
- Auto or Personal Injury
- Back and Neck Disorders
- Pain Management
- Pre and Post Surgery Physical Therapy
- Trigger Point Release
- Stroke Rehabilitation
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