McKinney TX Workers’ Compensation Clinic
An on-the-job injury can impact all aspects of your life. From your ability to work and pay your bills to your ability to do household chores and enjoy spending time with your family, when you suffer any type of serious injury, everything can change in the blink of an eye. Contact the medical professionals at McKinney TX workers’ compensation clinic is vital.
In order to reduce your risk for long-term complications and get back to your normal life as soon as possible, the most important thing you can do after an accident or overuse injury is to seek prompt medical attention. At Pain Stop MD, we specialize in treating injured workers in McKinney, Texas and the surrounding areas, and we also assist our patients in applying for workers’ compensation.
Seeking Medical Attention When You are Entitled to Workers’ Compensation
If you have been injured at work and you are eligible for workers’ compensation, there are a few steps you need to take in order to preserve your eligibility for benefits. The specific requirements vary depending on whether you are a federal, state, or private-sector employee; but, generally speaking, in order to file a claim for benefits you must:
- Report your injury to your employer in writing
- See a doctor as soon as possible
- File a claim for benefits (your initial report is not an official claim)
- Submit all necessary medical records and other documentation
In addition to diagnosing and treating your on-the-job injury, we can also help you throughout the process of securing workers’ compensation benefits. Our physicians and professional staff members are knowledgeable about the workers’ compensation requirements for federal, state, and private-sector employees, and we understand that many workers struggle to collect the benefits they deserve. From providing an accurate diagnosis to helping ensure that you are not forced to return to work too soon, we are here to help, and we want to see you make a complete recovery.
McKinney TX Workers’ Compensation Clinic – Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
At Pain Stop MD, we provide a full suite of diagnostic and treatment services for injured workers in McKinney, Texas. While we can provide most necessary forms of treatment directly, if you need to see a specialist, we can also provide you with a referral that maintains your workers’ compensation eligibility. Our services include:
- Diagnostic Testing – Regardless of the nature and extent of your injury, an accurate diagnosis is the first step on the road to recovery. We utilize a variety of types of testing equipment and examination methods to accurately diagnose our patients’ injuries, and we tailor our treatment plans to each patient’s individual needs.
- Acute Care – In our acute care practice, our focus is on treating patients’ work-related injuries as efficiently and completely as possible so that there is no risk for future complications. Most employees who suffer work-related injuries will be able to fully heal, and our goal is to help our patients quickly get back to normal.
- Chronic Pain Management – For individuals who experience chronic pain as a result of their on-the-job injuries, we offer comprehensive pain management treatment that focuses on transitioning from mitigating the debilitating effects of pain to living pain-free.
- Prescription Medications – Whether to reduce inflammation, temporarily relieve pain, or address other symptoms or effects of a work-related injury, if there are medications available that can help you, we can prescribe an appropriate dosage to aid in your recovery. In many cases, our board-certified doctor will prescribe medications in addition to recommending other forms of treatment.
- Physiotherapy – Physiotherapy (or physical therapy) is a critical form of treatment for many types of work-related injuries. We can determine when is the correct time for you to begin physical therapy, and we will assist you with exercises and routines that are specifically selected to address the musculoskeletal effects of your injury.
- Surgery Referrals – If your injury requires surgery, we can refer you to a specialist in McKinney, or, if necessary, in another part of Texas. Once you have your operation, we can continue to provide you with medications, physiotherapy, and other appropriate forms of medical care.
FAQs: Medical Treatment Options for Work-Related Injuries[otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Q: How do you determine if an injury requires surgery?” opened=”closed”] There are a variety of ways that we can determine if surgery is necessary, or if noninvasive treatment is likely to be effective. In many cases, our initial diagnosis will reveal the type of treatment or procedure that is necessary. In other situations, we may try noninvasive methods first and then recommend surgery if your body does not adequately respond to therapy or medications. We treat all of our patients individually, and we will discuss your options with you so that can make an informed decision about surgery, if necessary.
[/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Q: What are the differences between sprains, strains, and tears?” opened=”closed”] Sprains, strains, and tears are among the most common types of workplace injuries. A sprain is an injury that results from twisting or stretching of a ligament. Ligaments are bands of soft tissue that connect bones and cartilage in the body’s joints. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon, which is the soft tissue that connects muscle to bone. A tear is a severe sprain or strain that occurs when a ligament, muscle, or tendon twists or stretches to the point that it breaks. A tear can either be partial or complete, and complete tears may require surgery for complete recovery.
[/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Q: What are some other types of injuries that are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits?” opened=”closed”] Under state and federal law, all types of injuries are potentially eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. At Pain Stop MD, we routinely treat patients in McKinney and the surrounding areas who have suffered injuries such as:
- Bone fractures
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Detachments and loss of limbs
- Eye, ear, and nose injuries
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (including concussions)
Book an Appointment at Pain Stop MD
If you are experiencing pain or any other symptoms of a traumatic or overuse injury related to your employment, we encourage you to book an appointment at Pain Stop MD. You can call us 24/7 at (800) 810-0259, or request an appointment online and a member of our medical staff at our McKinney TX workers’ compensation clinic will be in touch shortly.