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Workplace accidents

Workplace accidents can cause minor injuries, from minor cuts and scrapes, to more serious injuries like concussions and nerve damage. Injured employees should seek immediate medical attention to avoid complications and to ensure a full recovery.

Types of Workplace Accidents

In the workplace, employees may sustain injuries caused by the following types of accidents:

  • Slips, trips, and falls

  • Caught in or between hazard

  • Struck by moving machinery

  • Transportation and motor vehicle accidents

  • Fire and explosions

Doctor evaluating worker’s knee injury after workplace accident
Injured worker receiving medical treatment after workplace accident
  • Overexertion and repetitive stress injuries

  • Struck by a falling object

  • Machine entanglement

  • Assault or workplace violence

  • Structural collapse

  • Exposure to toxic chemicals and pollutants

  • Electrical accident

  • Confined space accident

Workplace Injuries

A workplace accident can lead the following types of injuries:

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  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Back injury

  • Internal damage

  • Concussion

  • Fracture

  • Severe sprain of wrists or ankles

  • Contusions, abrasions, and lacerations

  • Compressed disc

  • Disc dislocation

  • Soft tissue injury

  • Neuromuscular dysfunction

  • Quadriplegia or paraplegia

  • Torn tendon and/or ligament

  • Nerve damage

  • Broken hips/pelvis

  • Spinal cord injury or cut

  • Whiplash from work-related motor vehicle accident

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Symptoms of Workplace Injuries

After a workplace accident, injured workers may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Drowsiness

  • Dizziness

  • Confusion

  • Headache

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Sensitivity to light and sound

  • Changes in mood

  • Irritability

  • Delayed reaction

  • Pain that worsens with movement

  • Tenderness

  • Soreness

  • Stiffness

  • Impaired mobility

  • Muscle spasms

  • Difficulty standing upright

  • Swelling

  • Bruising

  • Radiating pain

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting blood

  • Abdominal pain

  • Change in bowel movements

  • Fainting

Some injuries can only be identified through a medical evaluation involving diagnostic exams, such as X-Rays and MRIs. Injured workers should seek medical attention as soon as possible to find out what kind of treatment they need.

Treatment Options

At Central Nevada Regional Care, injured workers may be treated with joint and soft tissue injections, pain management therapy, and occupational medicine. The right treatment will depend on the extent of their injuries.

Joint and soft tissue injections may help alleviate pain caused by soft tissue injuries. Staff at Central Nevada Regional Care can provide epidural injections, piriformis injections, sacroiliac joint injections, and trigger point injections.

Pain management therapy is another option that may encompass a range of treatments, such as hot and cold therapy, massage, deep breathing, acupuncture, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, cognitive behavior therapy, yoga, tai chi, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, opioids, antidepressants, and beta-blockers.

Severe workplace accidents can cause long-term injury and illness that interferes with daily life and impairs a worker’s ability to perform job duties. In these cases, occupational medicine could help the injured worker adjust to the demands of the workplace as they recover from their injuries.

Employers may also need assistance adapting the workplace to the limitations of injured employees. In these cases, occupational medicine can help both employers and injured employees create a plan that will meet their needs.

Advanced Treatment

Injured workers who need advanced treatment to address injuries such as fractures, for example, may undergo chiropractic adjustment, physical therapy, and even surgery. Patients are encouraged to speak to staff at Central Nevada Regional Care to learn more about obtaining advanced treatment for their injuries.


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7 DAYS A WEEK