Work Injuries

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates -  - Orthopaedic Surgery

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Reading, PA

As an area leader in diagnosing and treating work injuries, the team at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates in Reading, Pennsylvania, is ready to help resolve your pain and get you back to work as fast as possible. Their team of providers offer the latest diagnostic services on-site for conditions like joint pain, bone fractures, and tendinitis. If you’re hurt at work, don’t delay treatment. Schedule a consultation online or by calling the office today.

Work Injuries Q & A

What are the Most Common Work-Related Injuries?

People who work in fast-paced environments, perhaps around equipment or machinery, are at high risk for work-related injuries. However, even those with desk jobs can develop injuries over time, including carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion injuries.

Some of the most common work-related injuries occur from:

  • Falls
  • Slips and trips
  • Overuse injuries
  • Machine accidents

There are also a number of injuries that result from falling objects, especially from shelves high off the ground.

What Should I Do if I’m Injured at Work?

If you’re injured on the job, report the incident to your supervisor right away then seek medical attention. If your injury is serious, you may need to seek emergency treatment at a local hospital before you can report the injury.

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates is familiar with the many issues concerning workers’ compensation laws in Pennsylvania. When you show up for your appointment, you need to specify that your injury stems from a workplace accident to ensure the team assists you properly.

The staff works directly with your employer, workers’ compensation case manager, and insurance company, keeping them up-to-date on your treatment plan and the progress of your health every step of the way.

What Can I Expect During a Work Injury Consultation?

The providers at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates create custom treatment plans, focused on achieving maximum medical improvement (MMI) as quickly and safely as possible. Many of the staff are fellowship-trained in certain orthopaedic specialties common in work-related injuries.

During your consultation, your provider discusses your symptoms and reviews your medical history. They perform a comprehensive physical exam to better understand what type of treatment will alleviate your pain and other issues. To confirm a diagnosis, you may need to undergo diagnostic testing, such as an X-ray or MRI.

Depending on the type and severity of your injury, you may need further testing. For serious injuries, like bone breaks or tendon ruptures, you may require surgery. Your provider can discuss the many treatment options available for work injuries to ensure you recover properly and are as comfortable as possible.

If you’re looking for an experienced provider to diagnose or treat your work-related injury, rely on the expertise of the staff at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates. Schedule your appointment online or by phone today.