Work-Related Injuries

Work-Related Injuries

Work-Related Injuries services offered in Dover and Newark, DE

Millions of Americans suffer work-related injuries each year. If you hurt yourself working, alert your supervisor immediately, and visit the doctor right away. At Delaware Physiatry in Dover, Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, Haresh Sampathkumar, MD, and the interdisciplinary team offer same-day diagnosis and treatment of various work-related injuries, including falls, crashes, and repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). Call Delaware Physiatry today to receive treatment for a work-related injury or make your appointment online. 

What are work-related injuries?

Work-related injuries occur because of job-related activities or responsibilities. Anyone can experience a work-related injury, but they’re most common in physically demanding environments, like warehouses or construction sites.

If you get hurt while working, stop whatever you’re doing and contact Delaware Physiatry. The earlier you get checked out, the sooner you can take steps to feel better. 

What are some common work-related injuries?

The Delaware Physiatry team diagnoses and treats various work-related injuries, including:

  • Slips and falls
  • Strains and sprains
  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs)
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Collisions and crashes
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Whiplash

You may experience a work-related injury if you’re exposed to harmful substances or chemicals.

What should I do if I experience a work-related injury?

If you hurt yourself at work, stop everything you’re doing, and alert your manager right away. In the state of Delaware, failure to give proper notice may keep you from receiving worker’s compensation. 

After notifying your employer, make an appointment at Delaware Physiatry. 

Your provider makes an official injury diagnosis during an in-office exam and develops a personalized treatment plan. They also fill out the necessary paperwork and submit it to the Office of Workers’ Compensation as well as your employers’ insurance carrier. 

The team monitors your recovery through a series of weekly or bi-weekly checkups. At each visit, they make the necessary adjustments, ensuring your body heals. 

How are work-related injuries treated?

The Delaware Physiatry team offers various conservative and minimally invasive treatments for work-related injuries. They may recommend:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Massage therapy
  • Physiatry
  • Pain management
  • Prescription medication
  • Mobility devices (e.g., canes, crutches, or a walker)
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Healthy lifestyle changes

The team works closely with you, ensuring your body heals quickly, so you can return to work and other activities you love. 

Can workplace injuries be prevented?

There’s no way to prevent workplace injuries entirely, but you can significantly reduce your risk by taking certain precautions. 

The Delaware Physiatry team recommends regularly checking for safety hazards, staying alert when you’re on the job, and wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). If you work in a hazardous environment, keep a well-stocked first-aid kit and take regular breaks.

Call Delaware Physiatry today to receive treatment for a workplace injury, or make your appointment online.

Services we offer
Delaware Physiatry offers a range of services for people with impairments or disabilities to restore mobility and cognitive functionality.