Workplace Injuries Specialist

Innovation Spine Medical

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Physical Therapy located in Malverne, Queens, Lynbrook, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Valley Stream, NY

If you suffer a workplace injury or occupational disease, it’s essential to seek immediate medical care from Dmitriy Fuzaylov, MD, and Ronald Michelli, DC, at Innovation Spine Medical in New York. The providers are approved to provide medical care for workers’ compensation cases, and they offer integrative and comprehensive care for the full range of job-related injuries. If you need to schedule an evaluation for a workplace injury, use online booking or call the Long Island office in Malverne or the office in Rego Park, Queens, today.

 Workplace Injuries Q & A

What are the most common workplace injuries?

Workplace injuries include the full scope of injuries and occupational illnesses that occur while performing your normal job duties.

Many people associate workplace injuries with high-risk occupations like construction. But they occur in every type of job and work environment. You could trip over a pallet or fall on a wet floor, to give you two examples.

Though some of the most frequent workplace injuries, like slip-and-falls, occur suddenly, you can gradually develop an occupational disease.

You may end up with carpal tunnel syndrome after months or years of performing the same hand movements. Or you may suffer a lung injury after inhaling chemical fumes over a period of time.

The most common workplace injuries include:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Being struck by an object
  • Accidents involving tools
  • Car and truck accidents
  • Repetitive use injuries
  • Construction accidents
  • Exposure to chemicals
  • Lifting injuries 

These injuries result in a wide range of health problems. For example, you may end up with a cut, fracture, or sprain, causing knee, shoulder, leg, or lower back pain.

Can I get workers’ compensation?

If you suffer an accidental workplace injury, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation. Your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, which covers your medical expenses and may also pay a percentage of your salary while you’re away from work recovering.

New York workers’ compensation regulations require you to get medical treatment as soon as possible and notify your employer within 30 days of a workplace injury. Then you also need to complete a claim for workers’ compensation.

How are workplace injuries treated?

Your provider reviews your medical history and current workplace injury, finishes a thorough physical examination, and orders diagnostic testing as needed. They also evaluate your current strength and ability to function and determine if you can return to work or need to take time off.

Your provider focuses on relieving your pain and healing your injury. Your treatment plan may include a range of integrative therapies such as:

  • Interventional pain management
  • Chiropractic care
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Physical therapy

As approved workers’ compensation providers in New York, the providers at Innovation Spine Medical complete all of your required paperwork in a timely manner. They provide the information needed for your insurance carrier to evaluate your claim and make back-to-work decisions.

If you suffer an injury on the job, call Innovation Spine Medical or book an appointment online today.