Injured on the Job? We Can Help

If you sustain an injury on the job and file for worker’s compensation, the team at DMC Healthcare has the experience you need to treat your injury and protect your interest in the claim.

Bryan Weddle, DC, specializes in the latest chiropractic techniques to relieve pain and disability from a work-related injury. Dr. Weddle treats a variety of injuries that affect your musculoskeletal system, including your knee, neck, spine, and shoulder and has extensive experience in worker’s compensation injuries.

An overview of worker’s compensation

Worker’s compensation is a type of insurance that provides medical benefits and replacement wages to those who are injured on the job. This state-mandated program can be used for both acute injuries from work accidents and injuries that you develop over time due to overuse.

The worker’s compensation program is governed by the federal government, but each state maintains its own laws. If you’re injured on the job, it’s important that you notify your supervisor as soon as possible and seek a medical evaluation right away.

Common work-related injuries

As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Weddle treats a variety of on-the-job injuries in both men and women. Some of the most common types of work-related injuries involved in worker’s compensation claims include:

Muscle strains

Strained muscles are common in jobs that require heavy lifting. It’s common to develop persistent neck pain and back pain when you use improper lifting techniques.

Trips and falls

Falling on slippery surfaces or tripping over objects can lead to broken bones, joint damage, and open wounds. These types of injuries can also damage your soft tissues, leading to pain and disability.

Hit by falling objects

Warehouse work and similar job fields may put you at risk for injuries suffered when objects fall off shelves. You can experience head injuries, open wounds, and chronic neck or back pain after being hit by falling objects.

Repetitive motion injuries

Jobs that require repetitive motions, common in desk jobs and manufacturing, can lead to tears in your muscles and repetitive stress injuries to your joints. These injuries can be painful and interfere with your mobility, especially if you experience damage in your joints.

Chiropractic care for work-related injuries

Dr. Weddle customizes a treatment plan for your specific type of injury. The goals of your treatment focus on relieving pain and inflammation, so your body can heal naturally. He offers comprehensive chiropractic care for back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and musculoskeletal dysfunction using the latest chiropractic techniques including:

It’s important that you recover fully before you return to work to reduce your risk factors for additional injury. Dr. Weddle continues to monitor your recovery process and can recommend the right time to safely return to work. He also works with you through the on-site physical rehabilitation services to improve your overall function and strength to prepare you for your return to work.

If you’re experiencing chronic back pain or other side effects of a work-related injury, schedule a worker’s compensation consultation by calling DMC Healthcare or by requesting an appointment online today. 

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