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Orthopedic injuries are among the most common injuries suffered by workers. These injuries impact workers in all occupations. Orthopedic injuries are injuries that impact the musculoskeletal system, including bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. These injuries cause pain and discomfort that can last for extended periods of time, making it difficult to perform routine activities.
Common Orthopedic Injuries
Orthopedic injuries may be caused by trauma, disease, or repetitive movements.
Some of the most common orthopedic injuries include:
Sometimes orthopedic injuries are mild, and may not seem serious enough to warrant a workers’ compensation claim. However, these injuries can be more serious than the initial pain, discomfort, or swelling. Sometimes seemingly minor injuries can escalate without proper treatment.
Treating Orthopedic Injuries
How orthopedic injuries are treated largely depends on the nature and extent of the injury.
Most often, treating orthopedic injuries involves a combination of:
These treatment options can quickly add up to extensive medical bills, even for relatively minor injuries. That’s why it is a good idea to file a report and fill out a workers’ compensation claim form. Workers’ compensation benefits can cover the cost of your treatment and ensure that you are on your way to recovery.
Need Help with Your Workers’ Compensation Claim?
If you have questions or concerns about your workers’ compensation claim, contact The Law Office of Patrick Murphy.We can help you ensure that your claim is filed properly, that your employer follows guidelines, and that you get the benefits you need and deserve.