Getting hurt at work can be a blow to your health and your finances. If you’ve sustained a workplace injury, your primary goal should be to get proper treatment and restore your full functionality.
At Indus Healthcare, with offices in Pomona, West Covina, and Montclair, California, Dr. Amit Reenu Paliwal and his experienced team provide occupational medicine services to help you get back on your feet and back to work as soon as possible.
What you need to do if you’re injured on the job
If you suffer a workplace injury in California, you’ll need to follow these steps:
- Report the injury
- Seek emergency treatment if necessary
- Document the injury
- Fill in the “employee section” of the workers compensation form
If you have “predesignated” your doctor, and your health care insurance is through your employer, you get to choose who provides your treatment after a workplace injury.
At Indus Healthcare, our team is well-versed in treating injuries and illnesses arising from work, and we also are accustomed to dealing with workers compensation laws in California.
Occupational injuries overview
Occupational injuries can be acute, happening in a single incident. These could include:
- Injuring your back in a fall
- Breaking a bone
- Taking a blow to the head
They can also occur over time, with a cumulative damage effect. Repetitive motion can cause chronic pain in your:
- Wrists and hands
The environment you work in can also cause harm. For example:
- Old asbestos can cause mesothelioma, or lung disease
- Loud noises and lack of proper protection can cause hearing loss
- Unsafe work conditions can lead to chemical fume exposure
Occupational medicine focuses on treating your workplace injury
If you’ve been hurt on the job, Dr. Paliwal will explore every potential side effect of your injury and discuss a treatment plan with you. Your treatment will be designed to restore your health so you can return to work, if possible, at the same level that you were formerly able to function.
Dr. Paliwal may recommend noninvasive treatments, medications, physical therapy, rehabilitative therapy, or even surgery, if required, to repair any damage done by your injury. He will track your progress, and report any lingering disability.
Our office will work closely with your health insurer and within California workers compensation law to get you the help you need. Our top priority is restoring your health and fitness after a work-related injury.
Have you been injured on the job? Let Indus Healthcare help. Call our location nearest you to book an appointment or send us a message online.