Work Injury Specialist

Able Orthopedic and Sports Medicine -  - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Able Orthopedic and Sports Medicine

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons & General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine located in Queens, Forest Hills, NY

Millions of Americans suffer from serious work injuries each year. Because workplace injuries can cause chronic pain and disability issues that can affect your daily life, the compassionate team of board-certified orthopedists at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine provide expert care in Forest Hills, New York. Book your workers’ compensation medical evaluation online or call the clinic directly to schedule.

Work Injury Q & A

What is a work injury?

A work injury is any sort of injury that occurs on the job or while you’re performing related duties. Workplace injuries may include:

  • Crush injuries 
  • Slips and falls 
  • Automobile accidents in the company vehicle
  • Falling from heights (ladder falls are common)
  • Repetitive motion injuries, such as rotator cuff tears

You can even suffer from an overexertion injury. For instance, if you regularly have to lift, pull, or push heavy objects, you can wind up with serious back, knee, hip, or another orthopedic injury.  

When should I see a doctor for a work injury?

The highly skilled orthopedic surgeons at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine encourage you to come in right away if you experience any sort of acute work injury, such as falling down. Even if you don’t feel like you’re in too much pain at first, you may start experiencing serious discomfort in the following days. It’s important to have a work injury evaluation if you:

  • Have swelling, bruising, or inflammation
  • Can’t move a limb or have a limited range of motion
  • Notice an obvious deformity, such as a broken bone

You should also come into Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine if you have progressing pain, stiffness, or discomfort that’s starting to affect your job performance. The dedicated team can perform a comprehensive evaluation and gather any necessary X-ray or ultrasound images to assist with the diagnosis process. 

How do I prepare for a work injury evaluation?

Since many work injuries can be considered workers’ comp claims — these are covered under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance — it’s important to have an exam with an experienced doctor who specializes in workplace injuries. Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine providers can help. To prepare for your exam, you should:

  • Bring in an accident report (if available)
  • Make a list of all of your symptoms and limitations
  • Bring in any paperwork that your employer requires your doctor to fill out
  • Get copies of medical records from other doctors, like if you went to urgent care first

The orthopedic team at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine is even available so you can receive the care you need when you need it. 

Schedule your work injury evaluation at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine today. You can book your visit online or you can call to speak with a team member.