Serving Injured Federal Compliance Officers in the Dallas Area
Compliance officers have the important job of making sure that rules, regulations, and guidelines are being followed – a job that makes our world better, safer, and more fair for everyone. But, both federal compliance officers and compliance officers who work for private companies face dangers and potential injuries while on the job, from hazards that result in accidents to tasks that result in repetitive stress or overuse injuries.
At Work Injury MD, our full-range medical clinic treats patients who have been injured on the job serving Dallas, Texas, as well as the surrounding areas of Waco, Denton, and Fort Worth. Because we only treat workplace injuries, we are very familiar with not only the types of health conditions that affect Texas workers, but also with what injured Texas workers need from us, on every level.
To schedule an appointment with our board-certified doctor, or to ask us a question about our medical services, please call our office today.
Injured? Get Your Questions Answered
At Work Injury MD, we deeply understand what it is like to suffer an on-the-job injury in Texas: It can be stressful, painful, confusing, overwhelming, and expensive. Many of our patients have struggled with getting the right diagnosis, filing all of their workers’ compensation paperwork properly, and navigating a world away from their careers and professions. Many of our patients also have questions about their injury, their recovery, and their return to work that they simply haven’t gotten answers to.
Our physician and our experienced staff can help you answer all of your most pressing questions – or help you find someone who can:
- Was my injury caused by working or my work environment?
- How long until I can return to my job?
- How do I report my work injury to management?
- Will I need to limit my physical activity when I return to my job?
- How can I control my chronic pain in a reasonable way?
- Who is responsible for medical bills related to my work injury?
- Should I seek out a second opinion?
- Should I only see a company doctor?
- Do I qualify for workers’ compensation?
- How do I apply for workers’ compensation?
- What do I do if my workers’ compensation claim has been denied?
- Do I need a Texas workers’ compensation attorney?
- Will I benefit from ongoing physical therapy?
- Do I need surgery in order to fully recover?
- How can I prevent a similar injury from occurring at work again?
Common On-The-Job Accidents For Compliance Officers
Compliance officers are not often found exerting themselves physically or laboring during their workday. However, compliance officers do have diverse workdays that can involve travel and visits to various off-site locations, exposing them to a number of hazards. In addition, compliance officers, just as any other worker, can suffer from repetitive stress injuries, overuse injuries, and improper lifting injuries. Finally, compliance officers may, in some cases, develop illnesses and health conditions related to hazards and toxins in their work environment.
- Transportation accidents. While any accidents and injuries that occur while you are commuting to and from your office are not technically workplace accidents, compliance officers often have to travel for work, either by car, bus, train, or plane. Alternatively, compliance officers may also potentially be injured in a pedestrian accident during work duties. All types of motor vehicle and transportation accidents can result in serious injuries – including head, neck, back, and internal injuries.
- Fall accidents. Falls are one of the most common types of injury for anyone working in an office. A fall from a height, such as down a staircase or from a balcony, can cause extremely serious injuries, while even a slip and fall on an even surface can result in injuries that require time away from work. In fact, some office workers have suffered back and neck injuries simply from catching themselves from falling during a trip.
- Falling object accidents. Most people associate falling object accidents with construction workers, who may be struck with a tool, beam, or piece of machinery while on the job. But, office workers may also have a similar accident involving office furniture or equipment. These accidents can lead to head, back, and internal injuries, and even broken bones. In addition, compliance officers may be touring a wide range of work environments away from their desk, which can introduce a variety of possible falling object incidents.
- Lifting accidents. You might be surprised at how often office workers are required to lift objects, from boxes to books to office equipment. It does not take huge amounts of heavy lifting to cause an overuse or overexertion injury, and it only takes one improper or incorrect lift to cause a serious, acute injury. Lifting accidents most often result in back and neck injuries, though the wrists, hands, legs, and knees could also be affected.
- Workplace violence. A shocking number of serious workplace injuries and fatalities are the result of violence and assault, and compliance officers are not immune to these dangers. Workplace violence could take place between colleagues, between employees and clients, between employees and customers, or between employees and other outsiders. Workplace violence can lead to catastrophic injuries, especially if weapons are involved.
- Repetitive stress accidents. All workers are susceptible to repetitive stress injuries, based on their most common tasks and movements. For compliance officers, common repetitive stress incidents may be related to standing and walking for extended periods of time, lifting items (not necessarily heavy items), or working at a desk. These injuries can include wrist, neck, and back injuries.
While these are the most common incidents and circumstances in which compliance officers are injured while on the job, they are certainly not the only ways that injuries happen. At Work Injury MD, we treat a wide range of work-related health issues, from acute injuries related to car accidents to chronic pain issues related to overexertion or overuse.
Common Workplace Injuries For Texas Compliance Officers
Some mild workplace injuries just need a few days or weeks to heal, while some catastrophic workplace injuries require complex care and long-term rehabilitation. Our staff is familiar with all common workplace injuries, and has extensive experience caring for employees who are recovering from these ailments. Some of the most common worker injuries that we see during our day-to-day operation include:
- Head injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Leg and knee injuries
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Internal injuries
How Work Injury MD Can Help You Recover & Return To Work
Many Dallas work injury clinics only have a chiropractor on staff. At Work Injury MD, we have a board-certified doctor on staff who is deeply familiar with not only work injuries, but also the stressful, emotional experience of enduring a work injury. Our medical clinic offers:
- Medical evaluations. Your care at Work Injury MD starts with a consultation with our doctor, in which we can review your medical history, listen to the information regarding your injuries, and determine the nature of your injuries. These evaluations are useful even for those who have already been evaluated by a doctor, but who wish to get a second opinion.
- Diagnostic testing. During your initial evaluation, your doctor will determine which tests are appropriate to properly diagnose your injuries, and you will learn about the best treatments based on your conditions and medical history.
- Acute care. We can help you recovery from acute, short-term injuries that are often the result of one-time accidents. Acute care includes care for broken bones, lacerations, and internal injuries.
- Medications and prescriptions. Unlike chiropractors, our doctor can get you the prescriptions that you need to manage your pain and recover your health.
- Pain management. Our doctor practices in pain management, and our pain management program is uniquely tailored to help those living with chronic pain feel comfortable and reclaim their lives.
- Physical therapy. Physical therapy is often a vital aspect of the recovery process for those with musculoskeletal injuries. Our clinic helps injury victims get stronger and restore their range of motion so that they return to their normal activities, both at home and at work.
- Surgery. In a minority of cases, patients may benefit from surgery in order to best improve their health. Surgery is an option to explore after other options have been exhausted. At Work Injury MD, we can help you determine if surgery is the best option for you.
Talk To A Work Injury Doctor At Work Injury MD Today
We see a wide range of workers – from laborers, construction workers, and compliance officers, to office workers, employees of private companies, and federal workers. Whether you have not yet visited a doctor regarding your workplace injury or whether you are seeking a second opinion, we welcome you to our clinic. Whether you are suffering from a relatively minor issue – such as chronic wrist pain – or whether you have endured a very serious acute injury – such as a head injury – we welcome you to our clinic.
To schedule our initial medical exam, please contact us today.