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Work Related Injuries

Occupational Health Services serving Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Bucks County, PA, and the surrounding areas

Work Related Injuries

Millions of Americans suffer work-related injuries each year, resulting in lost productivity and significant downtime. At HHC Workers’ Health & Urgent Care serving Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Bucks County, PA, and the surrounding areas, occupational medicine and urgent care specialist Robert K. Heininger, DO, MPH, MBA, and his team specialize in diagnosing and treating work-related injuries. After an exam and diagnostic imaging, Dr. Heininger can make personalized treatment recommendations and coordinate the workers' compensation plan of care. Call HHC Workers’ Health & Urgent Care office today for more information.

Work Related Injuries Q & A

What are work-related injuries?

Work-related injuries occur at your job. They can happen in any professional environment but are most common in hazardous areas, such as construction sites, busy roadways, and emergency scenes. 

If you suffer an injury while carrying out any job responsibilities, seek treatment immediately through your workman's compensation specialist. Intervention can prevent the problem from worsening and reduce your risk of complications.

What are some common work-related injuries?

HHC Workers’ Health & Urgent Care treats various work-related injuries, including the following:

  • Head injuries (for example, concussions)
  • Contusions
  • Abrasions
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Needle sticks
  • Strains 
  • Sprains
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Fractures
  • Crush injuries
  • Dislocated joints
  • Burns or fost injuries 
  • Rashes
  • Bug and other bites

The occupational health providers also treat work-related illnesses such as lung disease, allergic reactions, HAZMAT exposure, or heat and cold related illness.

What should I do if I have a work-related illness or injury?

If you have a work-related illness or injury, alert your direct supervisor immediately to start your worker's compensation benefit. Then, contact HHC Workers’ Health & Urgent Care. 

The practice always makes time for same-day urgent care visits and can provide care to relieve your symptoms and speed recovery.  After an in-office exam, a discussion of your symptoms, and diagnostic testing, your provider makes personalized treatment plan of care, including duty recommendations to your employer.

How are work-related injuries treated?

HHC Workers’ Health & Urgent Care treats work-related injuries using a research-based approach and treatments that have been shown to be effective. They might recommend:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
  • Physical therapy
  • Oral medications
  • Stitches or staples
  • Joint injections
  • Casts, splints or braces 
  • Mobility devices, such as canes and crutches
  • Osteopathic manipulation treatment (OMT)

It might take several types of treatment, depending on your injury and the severity of your symptoms. Your HHC Workers’ Health & Urgent Care provider monitors your progress through regular checkups and submits updates to your employer.

Is there any way to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses?

There’s no way to prevent work-related illnesses and injuries altogether, but you can reduce your risk. HHC Workers’ Health & Urgent Care recommends always wearing the necessary safety equipment, keeping a clean and orderly workplace, and taking breaks throughout the day. Our expert staff can also provide specific risk reduction counseling depending on your particular profession.

Call HHC Workers’ Health & Urgent Care office today for more information.