Eastern Orthopedics and Sports Medicine & New York Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Kenneth Alleyne, MD, FAAOS
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine located in Bloomfield, CT, South Windsor, CT, Tolland, CT & New York, NY
While you might think of work injuries as occasional accidents that happen only during dangerous jobs, they’re actually far more common than that. In fact, there were nearly 3 million workplace injuries reported in the U.S. in 2016. No matter where you work, work injuries are a real possibility. At Eastern Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Bloomfield and South Windsor, Connecticut and Midtown East of New York, New York, Dr. Kenneth Alleyne provides minimally invasive treatment options for some of the most common work injuries you may encounter throughout your career. To learn more, call the office to schedule your consultation, or book online.
What are the most common work injuries?
Though we associate injuries with physical trauma, even an office worker can experience a work-related injury. The most common work injuries fall into a few categories:
Slips, trips, and falls
So long as people walk, they’re going slip and fall on occasion, so there’s no surprise that this can happen at work as well. Falls are made more likely at jobs in which there is a lot of clutter on the floor or wet surfaces that can increase your chances of tripping.
Moving parts and machinery can be dangerous and can lead to various types of injuries, including lost fingers, crushed limbs, and more.
If you work as a taxi or bus driver, automobile accidents are the primary source of work-related accidents, though road workers or people who work in factories may also find themselves injured by automobiles.
Repetitive stress injuries
Typists, office workers, factory-line workers, and other individuals that perform the same task for a majority of the day can run into a variety of musculoskeletal injuries simply through performing their jobs. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most well-known repetitive stress injuries, but back and neck pain are also common problems.
Does Eastern Orthopedic and Sports Medicine take workers’ compensation?
Yes. Dr. Alleyne works closely with most major carriers to develop a plan that makes sure you don’t return to work until you’ve properly recovered and can return without incident.
What medical services are offered for work injuries?
Since work injuries are not always easy to diagnose and might not necessarily receive coverage from all insurances, Dr. Alleyne provides an exhaustive array of services to see you through your injury, including:
- A comprehensive orthopedic evaluation
- An independent medical evaluation
- Diagnosis of the extent of your injuries and related disability
- A detailed written report of findings
- A treatment plan
- Pain management
- Follow up
- Work status reports
- Development of work restrictions and light-duty assignments
Not all work injuries require every service listed here, and Dr. Alleyne will choose the best course of action based on your initial consultation.
If you’ve suffered a work injury and want to receive effective, comprehensive care, call Dr. Alleyne to schedule your consultation, or book online.