In 2017, private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses, a number that represents nearly three people for every 100 full-time employees. With highly experienced emergency and family physicians on staff and an onsite lab, the team at Neu Urgent Care is fully prepared to provide prompt treatment for work-related injuries. To get the help you need, call the office in Hazel Park, Michigan, book a same-day appointment online, or take advantage of their walk-in services.
Work-related injuries include any type of health problem that occurs while performing your job. It’s essential to get a medical evaluation as soon as you suffer an injury or become aware of the problem. You’ll also need to report the condition to your employer within 90 days if you want to file a workers’ compensation claim.
The team at Neu Urgent Care provides treatment for a wide range of work-related injuries. Some of the most common problems include:
Slips and falls cause soft tissue injuries such as strains and sprains. These injuries occur in nearly every type of job because you can slip on a wet floor or trip over anything that’s left out on the floor. Falls tend to cause more serious injuries. For example, you may suffer a fracture or hit your head and sustain a concussion.
If your job requires prolonged periods of sitting, standing, or repeating the same movement, the ongoing physical stress leads to inflammation and pinched nerves. As a result, you may develop work-related injuries such as chronic lower back pain or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Strained muscles and tendons frequently occur in jobs that require physical labor or heavy lifting.
Cuts and lacerations are some of the most common work-related injuries treated at Neu Urgent Care. These injuries range from surface cuts to deep wounds that injure the underlying muscles and connective tissues.
This type of injury occurs when you’re caught or crushed between two objects or pieces of equipment. Crush injuries often cause fractures or serious injuries to nerves and other soft tissues.
When you come to Neu Urgent Care for a work-related injury, the team reviews your medical history and carefully documents your symptoms, as well as what happened on the job to cause the problem. After a physical exam, they may take X-rays and perform other lab work on site to confirm your diagnosis.
Treatment for a work-related injury is always customized, depending on the type and severity of your problem. With a team that includes specialists in emergency and family medicine, you can depend on receiving the care that’s best for your health needs.
The team at Neu Urgent Care welcomes walk-in patients who suffered a work-related injury, or you can call the office or use online booking to schedule an appointment.