Injured Workers Medical Clinic in Dallas, Texas
Being injured while on the job can be devastating to all areas of your life. Not only are you unable to continue earning a wage, but you are also in pain, unable to participate in your daily activities, and unsure of the future. A mild workplace injury can be costly, frustrating, and inconvenient. A serious workplace injury has the potential to permanently change your life, from your wellbeing to your finances, career, and personal relationships.
At Work Injury MD, our full-service medical clinic is designed to help workers recover from on-the-job injuries with care, compassion, thoughtfulness, and determination. Because we only see injured workers, we are uniquely familiar not only with the common injuries and conditions that workers suffer from, but also with how workers feel and what workers need as they navigate the road to recovery. Our medical doctor and professional staff will help you:
- Receive the diagnostic tests and exams you need in order to fully grasp the nature of your injuries and health conditions.
- Understand your injury and best options for treatment and recovery.
- Answer questions about Texas workers’ compensation and the Department of Labor Office of Workers’ Compensation Program (OWCP).
- Understand all of the paperwork and medical information you need to file a workers’ comp claim.
- Get healthy and back to work.
We invite you to call our office today to meet our doctor and schedule your consultation. Alternatively, you may fill out our quick contact form and our staff will get back to you as soon as possible.
Injured Workers We Help At Work Injury MD
We help both the employees of private Texas companies as well as state and federal employees who fall under the Department of Labor Office of Workers’ Compensation Program (OWCP). Many of our past patients have been:
- Postal workers. Many United States Postal Service (USPS) workers spend the majority of their day on their feet and in a high-stress environment: Some walk or drive postal routes, many engage in heavy lifting, and still others work long shifts sorting mail and working with heavy equipment. It is no surprise that all types of USPS workers are susceptible to a number of injuries and health conditions, including hand and wrist injuries, back and neck injuries, and foot and ankle injuries. The most common causes of postal worker injuries include improper lifting, repetitive movements, overuse, over exertion, motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, falls, machinery accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and workplace violence.
- Construction workers. Study after study has found that construction workers hold one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, and that even the safest construction site necessarily contains hazards that can lead to injury and death. Even when armed with hardhats, gloves, and steel-toed boots, construction workers can be seriously injured each day on the job, especially due to falls, explosions, fires, falling objects, and heavy equipment accidents. In addition to accidents, construction workers also often suffer from chronic injuries and health concerns, especially neck, back, and knee injuries. Construction workers need to be healthy and strong to work, and we are dedicated in helping them stay well and in shape so that they can support themselves and their families.
- Clerks & office workers. It is a misconception that clerks and office workers are immune to workplace injuries. In fact, each year tens of thousands of office workers file workers’ compensation claims after suffering harm while on the job. Office workers may suffer acute injuries during a fall at the office or they may suffer from slow-developing health problems such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or bulging discs. These chronic health problems are often the consequences of a poor sitting position, lifting mistakes, and repetitive motions (such as typing, filing, printing, or twisting). Office worker injuries can be just as serious as the injuries of industrial laborers and construction workers. At Work Injury MD, we treat our injured office worker patients with equal care, thought, and commitment.
- Emergency responders. Each day, police officers, firefighters, ambulance drivers, EMS, and paramedics put on their uniforms and step out into the world with the determination to save lives and keep our communities safe. Because of their dangerous environment and the physical nature of their jobs, emergency responders face a high risk of injury, as well as a high risk of serious injuries that keep them from reporting to work. Specifically, emergency workers may be sidelined by motor vehicle accidents, falls, physical assaults, and other hazards. In addition, they may suffer injuries due to overexertion, heavy or improper lifting, and repetitive motions.
- Correctional officers. Working in a jail, prison, correctional facility, or detention center can be hard on both the body and mind. In fact, correctional officers face one of the highest fatal and non-fatal injury rates of any type of job in the United States. On any given day, a prison worker may involve an acute injury from a fall, prison violence, or a transportation accident. Alternatively, a prison worker may face an overuse or repetitive stress injury from heavy lifting, opening and closing prison doors, dealing with prisoners, or sitting in the incorrect position. These chronic injuries could affect the neck, back, hands, wrists, legs, and feet.
- TSA employees. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers have the highest on-the-job injury rate of any type of federal employee. This is because the high-stress job often involves hefting heavy luggage for hours a day and working on their feet in small, cramped spaces. Many TSA employees report back injuries, neck injuries, and shoulder injuries from heavy, repetitive lifting, while others report injuries from repetitive motions involving screening bags and passengers. In addition, TSA employees are at risk for accidents including falls, falling objects, and workplace violence. We recommend that TSA workers with chronic pain in the back, neck, or shoulders are evaluated and treated accordingly with pain medication, steroid injections, physical therapy, and surgery as required.
- Registered nurses. Nurses face a significant amount of mental and physical stress each time they step onto the hospital floor – not only must they stay mentally sharp in order to help their patients survive and thrive, they also must strain themselves physically as they move and lift patients and medical equipment throughout their day. Nurses are most likely to suffer from overuse and overexertion injuries, such as lifting, wrist, and foot injuries, but they may also suffer an acute injury stemming from a one-time accident, such as a fall. Nurses must be strong and healthy to navigate each shift at work, and we are there for them to keep them on the floor and feeling well.
- U.S. Forest Service employees. Behind TSA workers, federal Forest Service employees have one of the highest at-work injury risks of any government employees. Made up of a diverse group of firefighters, law enforcement personnel, rangers, and researchers, Forest Service employees are often exposed to dangerous natural environments and natural disasters. However, even members of the Forest Service who work in administrative roles or offices may be injured while on the job. Common Forest Service injuries include falls, falling objects (primarily trees), transportation accidents (primarily cars, trucks, planes, and helicopters), and repetitive stress injuries.
- Compliance officers. Federal compliance officers spend their days upholding the law and making certain that others are responsible when it comes to following government regulations and keeping Americans safe. In jobs that mix desk work with on-site inspections, compliance officers mix the risk of office-related injuries with the risk of injuries sustained when away from their desk. Compliance officers are susceptible to falls, motor vehicle accidents, and workplace violence, as well as to repetitive stress and overuse injuries. Compliance officers should be especially vigilant regarding chronic pain, which could be the first sign of an overexertion or overuse injury.
This is not an all-inclusive list of the workers and employees who we help. No matter your occupation, we are committed to helping all injured workers get healthy, recover from harm, and return to their careers feeling great.
Texas Workers: Get Caring, Experienced Medical Help For Your Job-Related Injury Now
Many of the patients whom we’ve seen have been frustrated by chronic job-related injuries for extended periods of time. These patients are frustrated, overwhelmed, and in pain. We want you to know that we are determined to get to the bottom of your injury and get you the help needed to feel better as soon as possible.
Other patients at our clinic have suffered acute, short-term injuries at their workplace and need immediate medical assistance. We want you to know that we also have the capacity to help you recover and return to work.
We care about workers, safe work environments, and work injury related medicine. To learn more about the services we offer, or to schedule your initial appointment with our board-certified doctor, please fill out our contact form.