Over four million workers suffer from job-related injuries or illnesses each year. When this occurs, employers provide insurance benefits, or workers’ compensation, to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. At Berkower Pain and Spine Rehabilitation, Dr. David Berkower offers treatment options for patients who have suffered from a work-related injury. At his office in Pembroke Pines, Florida, Dr. Berkower provides relief for acute or chronic pain in order to restore your health. Call the office today or book an appointment online to get the treatment you need.

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What is a workers’ compensation injury?

When you are injured or become ill on the job, you are often eligible for workers’ compensation benefits provided by your employer. Depending on the nature of the incident, these medical conditions can be referred to as workers’ comp injuries. Workers’ comp injuries can range from sudden accidents to conditions that have developed over a period of time.

What are the most common types of workers’ comp injuries?

Workers’ comp injuries often develop because of a dangerous work environment, physical demand, or exposure to anything that can be harmful to your body. Whether you have fallen on the job or developed tendonitis from performing the same physical movements repeatedly, a work-related injury can cause severe pain. Leaving an injury untreated can lead to more severe conditions, so it’s best to have a doctor assess and treat the affected area.

Repetitive strain, occupational illness, stress, and physical injuries are conditions typically associated with high-risk jobs. Common injuries and illnesses include:

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Back pain
  • Asbestosis
  • Hearing loss
  • Physical injuries

The nature of your job can determine whether or not you are at risk for injury. However, accidents can occur in any work environment.

How are workers’ comp injuries treated?

At Berkower Pain and Spine Rehabilitation, Dr. Berkower specializes in treating patients that have suffered from painful injuries and illnesses. By performing a variety of specialized tests, Dr. Berkower can get to the root cause of your condition and provide the most effective treatment options.

Depending on the pain caused by your injuries, Dr. Berkower can offer nonsurgical treatment options such as injections, medical management, and physical rehabilitation. He commonly treats work-related injuries including neck pain, herniated discs, and arthritis. If you’ve been injured on the job or a work-related condition has developed, contact Dr. Berkower’s office in Pembroke Pines for an appointment.