Injuries in the workplace are very common and in some instances can pose a serious threat to quality of life. According to Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it is estimated that 629,000 workers are injured in the workplace.
Common Workplace Injuries
Occupational injuries can be categorized in many ways including injuries by nature of job, injuries related to parts of the body, and injuries based on severity. Injuries in the workplace may affect a single or multiple parts of the body. Based on the body part affected, injuries are classified by areas related to head, neck, torso, upper limbs, and lower limbs.
Common injuries in the workplace include:
- Bone dislocations
- Soft tissue injuries
Spinal injuries are the most common workplace injuries. They usually occur while operating heavy machines, lifting heavy objects, driving automobiles, or after a fall. Common spinal injuries in the workplace include:
- Dislocation of adjacent bones
- Partial misalignment of adjacent bones
- Disc compression
- Partial or complete tears of ligaments
Treatment and Follow Up of Workplace Injuries
During the initial evaluation, our highly trained medical team may run a number of diagnostic tests and request X-rays depending on the injury. At Windermere Medical Center, we provide a majority of our services in-office, eliminating the need to drive around town to obtain select testing, medications and supplies at other offices.
Once the initial visit is completed, our team will contact you or your designated representative to provide you with a medical and work status as well as discuss any additional treatment. If you or your employee cannot be returned to their regular duties right away, our physicians can return them to a modified duty status based upon your company’s requirements and protocols.
We are proud to serve families living in Orlando and the surrounding communities including Celebration, Disney/Lake Buena Vista area, Dr. Phillips, Ocoee, Windermere and Winter Garden, FL.
If you are looking for occupational health services and would like to schedule a complimentary meeting with one of our physicians, please call our office at 407.876.CARE(2273).