Work Related Injuries Specialist

Specialized Spine & Pain Care -  - Pain Management

Specialized Spine & Pain Care

Pain Management & Spine Specialists located in Morrisville, PA & Bristol, PA

Every seven seconds, someone sustains a work-related injury in the United States. Paul Soccio, MD, in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, with satellite locations in Bristol, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, specializes in work-related injuries and workers’ compensation claims. If you become ill or hurt in the workplace, call Paul Soccio, MD, or schedule an appointment online today and Feel Better … Live Better.

Work Related Injuries Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

When you become ill or injured at work through no fault of your own, you could be eligible for workers’ compensation. Also known as workers’ comp, this form of state-mandated insurance covers lost wages and medical expenses when you sustain a work-related injury.

In most cases, workers’ compensation covers:

  • Lost wages
  • Retraining costs
  • Compensation for permanent injuries
  • Medical care associated with your injury or illness
  • Survivor benefits for men and women killed on the job

In order to file a workers’ compensation claim, you have to provide documentation from a certified medical provider. Dr. Soccio can provide the proper documentation for your claim.

What types of workers’ compensation injuries are there?

You can sustain a wide range of work-related injuries, but strains and sprains are the most common complaints.

Other common work-related injuries include:

  • Overexertion
  • Repetitive motion
  • Tripping, slipping, or falling
  • Being struck by objects
  • Machinery accidents
  • Workplace violence

You can also have work-related auto accident injuries.

How are workers’ compensation injuries diagnosed and treated?

Dr. Soccio brings a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating work-related injuries. In addition to a physical exam, he discusses how you injured yourself, and the symptoms you’re experiencing.

Based on your symptoms, Dr. Soccio might also recommend:

  • X-ray, MRI, or CT scans
  • Electromyograms (EMG)
  • “Diagnostic” Procedure, i.e. Nerve Blocks

After identifying your work-related injury, Dr. Soccio develops a personalized approach to managing your condition. These treatments might include physical therapy, regenerative medicine techniques to trigger your body’s healing abilities, or other pain management methods.

What is pain management?

As a pain management specialist, Dr. Soccio not only works to identify the cause of your discomfort, but he also relies on innovative approaches to help manage your pain. This specialized training enables him to effectively control even the most complex pain conditions, including those associated with the spine.

In addition to providing pain management techniques, Dr. Soccio also offers medication management to ensure your safety when controlling chronic pain conditions.

If you have a work-related illness or injury, don’t wait to see a doctor. Call Paul Soccio, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.