Serving Injured Workers in the Ennis, TX Area
Located just south of Dallas, Ennis is a bustling community of about 20,000 Texas, many of whom start each day by going to work either around town or in outlying areas. While the city is one of productivity and accomplishment, accidents and injuries do happen to the workforce from overuse injuries like tendonitis and carpal tunnel, to acute injuries like broken bones and concussions.
On-the-job injuries are serious matters for Ennis workers, whether they spend their days at a computer or desk, or whether they work in a factory or on a construction site. A skeletomuscular injury can limit your ability to walk, lift, or carry, while a traumatic brain injury can affect your concentration, moods, and ability to communicate. Because of the serious consequences of workplace injuries, both for your career and home life, it is vital that you seek and receive thorough, compassionate, and effective medical care throughout your recovery, from the acute care you receive immediately after your accident to the rehabilitative care that you receive as you walk down the path to health.
A Clinic Designed Specially For Injured Ennis Workers
At Work Injury MD, our board-certified doctor and our experienced supporting medical staff only treat one kind of patient: Injured Texas workers. This gives us the unique ability to concentrate our knowledge and efforts in one area and one area only.
Because we only treat patients with workplace injuries, we:
- Are intimately familiar with common workplace accidents.
- Are knowledgeable about the documentation required for worker’s compensation claims.
- Are familiar with the needs and concerns of injured workers.
- Are familiar with the challenges faced by injured workers.
- Are knowledgeable about how best to get workers back to their jobs.
- Are knowledgeable about how to best prevent similar future injuries at work.
Whether you have recently been injured at work, whether you are seeking a second opinion after seeing your doctor, or whether you are still struggling with pain related to a work injury, we can help. To schedule an appointment with our doctor, or to ask a question about our medical services, please fill out our quick contact form.
Common Ennis On-The-Job Injuries
Working hard can lead to injuries even when you are in a safe environment, and even when you are a skilled and knowledgeable worker. In fact, on-the-job injuries can have a huge number of causes, from a simply missed stair on the way to lunch to a construction site collapse. We want you to know that however your injury took place, and no matter whether you are an office worker or a laborer, you deserve experienced medical care after the fact.
At Work Injury MD, we see a wide range of injuries, but the most common are:
- Head injuries. From mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries, head injuries are a common result of falls, falling objects, car accidents, and assaults. These injuries can have long and worrisome consequences, including memory issues, trouble concentrating, behavioral problems, and chronic headaches.
- Neck injuries. Neck injuries, such as herniated discs, can cause an enormous amount of pain because of pinched nerves. They can also cause other serious issues, such as tingling and weakness in the arms, hands, and fingers. Untreated neck injuries can result in permanent nerve damage.
- Back injuries. Many work injuries are temporary, and employees can return to their duties in a matter of days; but, in many cases, back injuries can sideline a worker for an extended period of time. Whether caused by an accident or caused by overuse, back injuries should be treated with the utmost care, precision, and thought.
- Hand and wrist injuries. No matter our job, we all work with our hands. Hand, finger, and wrist injuries can mean that almost no work task is possible. From tendonitis issues to broken bones, we can help you heal and rehabilitate, overcoming challenges like a limited range of motion, stiffness, and pain.
- Leg and knee injuries. Leg and knee injuries can happen during a fall, during an automobile accident, or during a crushing accident. But they are just as likely to happen during a bad lift or due to chronic overuse on the job. These injuries may require medication, therapy, and surgery.
- Foot and ankle injuries. Foot and ankle injuries are common among workers who spend their day on their feet, such as postal workers, prison workers, and laborers. While the proper footwear and safety precautions can prevent a number of these injuries, they still can and do take place.
- Internal injuries. Injuries to the abdomen, ribs, and vital organs are often life-threatening and require immediate medical assistance. These injuries also often need extended time to heal, especially in the case of ruptured or otherwise damaged organs. Internal injuries may be invisible, but they can be extremely serious and even deadly.
This is far from a comprehensive list of injuries that workers can suffer while on the job. At Work Injury MD, we handle all employee injury cases. Even if you do not see your exact injury on the list above, we may be able to help.
Work Injury MD: Who We Help
At Work Injury MD, we believe that all workers deserve compassionate, experienced medical care in the event that they are harmed at their workplace. We see the full spectrum of injured workers, from office workers who are suffering from wrist overuse injuries to construction workers who have been catastrophically injured in heavy machinery accidents.
Specifically, our office regularly sees:
- Postal workers
- Construction workers
- Office workers and clerks
- Jail and prison workers
- TSA employees
- Registered nurses
- Forest service employees
- Compliance officers
Again, this is far from a complete list of the workers who we diagnose and treat at our clinic. No matter your job, career, or profession, we can help you get back on the road to recovery.
Ennis Workers: Returning To Work After A Workplace Injury
Most injured workers know that deciding to leave work due to a workplace injury can be excruciating, confusing, and worrisome. But, fewer understand that returning to work can also be fraught with questions, insecurities, missteps, and unknowns. Here are a few tips on getting back to work after an on-the-job injury:
- Ask for accommodations. If your injury still prevents you from doing certain activities, such as lifting significant weight, standing for long periods of time, or lifting things over your head, make certain that your medical team and your employers are on the same page. You may need accommodations to keep healthy, or you may need to be reassigned to a different job altogether.
- Understand your accident. Before you return to work, it is vital that you have a full understanding of how and why you were injured. If you suffered an acute injury in an accident, who was at fault, and how could future accidents be prevented If you suffered an overuse injury, what changes can you make at work to keep such an injury from resurfacing
- Stretch and warm-up. If your job requires a lot of physical movement, it is more important than ever to take just a few minutes before beginning your workday to stretch your muscles and warm up your body to help prevent injury. Focus on any areas of injury and use stretches that you have learned during physical therapy if appropriate.
- Keep following doctor’s orders. Just because you are back at work does not mean that you are completely healthy or that your work is done when it comes to taking your prescribed medicine and engaging in physical therapy. Don’t let your health fall to the wayside just because you are punching your card again.
- Know your rights. Your rights as an injured worker does not end when you return to work. As discussed, in some cases, you may need special accommodations or a different set of tasks entirely. In other cases, you may still be collecting worker’s compensation in some form even after you start back at your job. Remember that it may be illegal if your employer fires you in relation to your accident or assigns you to a job that pays less than the one you had. If you have questions about your rights as a worker, speak with an Ennis worker’s compensation attorney.
Schedule A Consultation At Work Injury MD Today
- If you have suffered an injury at work, we want you to recover as fully as possible.
- If you are in pain after a work injury, we want to help you increase your comfort.
- If you are unsure of whether your diagnosis was correct, we want to give you a second opinion.
- If you want to return to work as soon as possible, we want you to help reach your goal.
- If you have a question about worker’s compensation, we can guide you to the answers.
We invite you to schedule a consultation at Work Injury MD today.