Injured at Work? Our Experienced Spine Surgeon Can Help
If you hurt your back or neck on the job, you’re not alone. Spine injuries account for a large percentage of workers’ compensation claims, and our New Jersey spine specialty practice provides medical care for many patients whose suffering is directly linked to an accident or strain that occurred in the workplace. We understand that these types of injuries can be physically, financially and emotionally devastating, and so we make sure that the comprehensive care we provide is aimed at supporting your ability to return to work as quickly as possible, or to assessing the limitations that your injury may have imposed.
There are many different ways that a spine injury can occur on the job. These include:
- Automobile or truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falling from a height
- Being struck by a falling item
- Being caught between heavy objects
- Injuries caused by heavy lifting
- Injuries caused by extended sitting
When you have suffered an injury to your spine, it doesn’t matter whether it was a result of an on-the-job accident or from repetitive or sustained motions that caused damage to your spine. What matters is that you get knowledgeable, experienced medical help aimed at relieving your pain and getting you back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Our lumbar and cervical spine specialty practice in New Jersey offers comprehensive services that start with physical assessments and diagnostics. Our focus is on finding the most conservative treatment appropriate for your condition, and our recommended protocols range from massage and physical therapy for minor strains to minimally invasive surgery designed to address issues such as herniated discs. Our experienced physicians will determine the most effective and efficient treatment for your condition and provide all documentation required to support your workers compensation claim.
Workers compensation is designed to provide employers who are either injured on the job or who incur occupational diseases with the reimbursement that they need to cover their medical expenses. It also provides a percentage of wages that are lost while the employee is recovering or rehabilitating from that injury. The process begins with filing a claim with your employer and following the steps outlined by their workers’ compensation insurance carrier. We understand the process, and are prepared to provide all necessary documentation to support you getting the care that you need.