Lewisville TX Workers’ Compensation Clinic
If you are unable to work because of an injury you sustained on the job, it is important that you see a doctor who specializes in treating job-related injuries. Not only will this help ensure that you receive an accurate diagnosis and follow an appropriate treatment plan, but it will also help ensure that you remain eligible for workers’ compensation. Contact our Lewisville TX workers’ compensation clinic, as soon as possible.
At Pain Stop MD, we treat injured employees in Lewisville, Texas who are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for job-related injuries. In addition to operating as a full-service medical clinic, we also help our patients file for medical and disability benefits. From conclusively establishing the cause of your injury to submitting detailed medical records and ensuring that you are not pressured into returning to work before you are ready, our Lewisville TX workers’ compensation clinic can assist you in all aspects of securing the benefits you deserve.
Diagnostic and Treatment Services for Traumatic and Overuse Injuries
We provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for all types of employees injured in Lewisville, TX and the surrounding areas. With our specialization in workers’ compensation injuries, we are uniquely equipped to help patients recover from traumatic and overuse injuries. Our services include:
- Comprehensive medical diagnosis
- Acute care
- Chronic pain management
- Surgery consultation
What is a Traumatic Injury?
A traumatic injury is any type of internal or external injury that results from blunt force or penetration. This includes injuries ranging from ankle and wrist sprains to spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In the context of employment, most traumatic injuries result from accidents such as:
- Construction site accidents
- Equipment and machinery accidents
- Fires and electrocutions
- Hand tool and power tool accidents
- Lifting and lowering accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
What is an Overuse Injury?
An overuse injury is one that results from either overexertion or repetitive stress in a particular area of the body. Workers in all types of occupations and professions can suffer overuse injuries; and, while some types of overuse injuries can manifest symptoms in a matter of days or weeks, others will develop much more slowly over an extended period of time. At Pain Stop MD, we have experience treating workers in Lewisville and the surrounding areas who have suffered overexertion and repetitive stress injuries such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Compartment syndrome
- Neuro mechanosensitivity
- Shin splints
While many of these injuries are commonly associated with sports activities (and commonly referred to with names such as “tennis elbow,” “swimmer’s shoulder,” and “runner’s knee”), they are also among the most common types of workplace injuries; and, if you are experiencing pain or other symptoms, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
Q&A with the Workers’ Compensation Doctors at Pain Stop MD[otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Q: What are some of the most-common causes of work-related injuries?” opened=”closed”] We routinely see patients who have suffered a broad range of injuries under a broad range of circumstances. From office workers to construction workers and individuals who drive for a living, all types of employees are at risk for a variety of traumatic and overuse injuries. Some of the most-common factors that cause patients to visit our clinic include:
- Being struck by moving equipment or falling objects
- Repeated lifting or lowering without adequate rest and safety equipment
- Repeated bending or stretching
- Typing at a computer for extended periods of time
- Slipping or tripping due to safety hazards and falling from unsafe ladders and scaffolding
- Broken bones
- Cuts, lacerations, and punctures
- Internal injuries
- Sprains, strains, and tears
[/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Q: How do I know when it is safe to resume my job duties?” opened=”closed”] Knowing when it is okay to return to work is one of the most difficult aspects of recovering from a job-related injury. While you may understandably want to get back to work so that you can provide for your family, if you return to work too soon, you could jeopardize your health over the long term – and this could ultimately do much more harm than good. At Pain Stop MD, we work closely with our patients and carefully assess their medical conditions on an ongoing basis, and we help them make informed decisions about when it is safe to resume their job duties. In some cases, we may recommend light work during the recovery process.
[/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Q: Will workers’ compensation cover all of my medical expenses?” opened=”closed”] If you are eligible for workers’ compensation, you were injured at work, and you adhere to your treatment plan throughout the course of your recovery, your medical benefits should cover the full cost of treating your work-related injury. If your employer or its insurance company tries to deny payment for medical expenses or terminate your benefits too soon, we can assist you in maintaining your workers’ compensation eligibility.
See a Doctor at Pain Stop MD
If you are experiencing pain or other symptoms or have recently been involved in an accident at work in Lewisville, TX, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at our Lewisville TX workers’ compensation clinic – Pain Stop MD. To discuss your injury with our board-certified physician in confidence, please request an appointment online today.