Work Injuries

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Work Injuries services offered in Fallbrook, CA

Work injuries can happen on a whim or develop over time, and in either case they can limit your ability to continue working until they heal. At MedPlus Urgent Care in Fallbrook, California, Graydon Skeoch, MD, MBA, and the team evaluate and treat work injuries of all kinds. To get a detailed evaluation for any work injury, call MedPlus Urgent Care for same day Telemedicine appointment, or walk in for a visit today. 

Work Injuries Q&A

What are work injuries?

Work injuries are bodily damages and conditions that develop on the job. There are endless workplace injury possibilities because each line of work is different: The injuries common in one career path may be unheard of in another. 

The team at MedPlus Urgent Care can evaluate your workplace injury very quickly after it happens and provide an impartial report for your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. 

They detail their diagnosis after a physical exam and possible imaging tests, then tell you the treatments you need to make a full recovery. 

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance your employer carries in case of a work injury. It covers the costs of your medical treatments as well as any lost wages from the time you miss at work. 

What are some common work injuries?

Work injuries vary widely from workplace to workplace according to the requirements of your job. Some jobs involve physical labor, and they lead to different injuries than desk jobs or driving jobs, for example.

A few injuries you might get at work are:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Broken bones and stress fractures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Concussions
  • Cuts and lacerations

The team at MedPlus Urgent Care explains your diagnosis in detail after evaluating the injury with a comprehensive examination. They can also give you tips for preventing further injury under similar circumstances in the future. 

How are work injuries treated?

Treating a workplace injury involves rehabilitation strategies that help you make a full recovery. Treatment can vary widely depending on the type of work injury you have, but you can expect to use multiple strategies in your care plan.

Your treatment might involve:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications or injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Immobilization with casts, splints, or braces
  • Rest and time off
  • Referrals to specialists

For severe injuries, surgery may be a necessary part of treatment. If you need surgery, the team at MedPlus Urgent Care refers you to a surgeon who can do the job. 

Your employer has the option of personally paying for your medical services and not filing the injury with their workman compensation insurance company

If you get an injury while working, don’t hesitate to call MedPlus Urgent Care for same day Telemedicine appointment, or walk in for a visit today.