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Workers’ Compensation Injury

What are Workers’ Compensation Injuries?

Workers’ Compensation Injuries, just as they sound, are injuries that happen to employees while they are working. These injuries may require that you receive physical or hand therapy to safely recover from. SportsCare Physical Therapy and Armworks Hand Therapy are experts in rehabilitating patients who have experienced workers’ compensation injuries from a wide array of occupations. Our physical and hand therapists will work hard to help you recover and return to work as soon as it is safely possible.

Your Choice for Worker Injury Rehabilitation

If you are a worker who has been injured on the job in the state of Oregon, you have the right to choose your physical therapist or hand therapist. However, if your employer is enrolled in a Managed Care Organization (MCO), you will be required to see a physical therapist or hand therapist within that MCO. Both SportsCare Physical Therapy and Armworks Hand Therapy accept ALL Workers’ Comp insurance plans and are on panel with ALL Workers’ Comp MCO plans (Kaiser, Majoris, and Providence).

Causes of Injuries at Work

You may become injured at work for a variety of reasons: unforeseen on-the-clock accidents, job duties that require repetitive body movements, lack of proper lifting techniques, or incorrect ergonomics. SportsCare Physical Therapists and Armworks Hand Therapists have extensive experience treating patients who have experienced workplace injuries. Workers’ compensation injuries are commonly caused by:

  • Repetitive movements
  • Traumatic injuries like slips, trips and falls
  • Poor techniques used when lifting
  • Falling equipment or objects
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Poor Posture/ergonomics
  • On-the-job car accidents

Causes of Injuries at Work

Workplace Injuries We Treat

SportsCare Physical Therapy and Armworks Hand Therapy are dedicated to helping injured employees recover and return to work safely. Our therapists regularly treat these workers’ compensation injuries:

Workplace Injuries We Treat

Treatment for Injured Workers

At your initial SportsCare or Armworks appointment, your therapist will perform a professional evaluation. Along with assessing your injury and answering any questions you may have; they will collect information regarding your job description, work requirements, and any current work restrictions. In collaboration with your attending workers’ compensation provider, your therapist will design and monitor your individualized treatment plan. Your physical therapist or hand therapist will work hard to help you reduce your pain, rehabilitate your injury, and prevent future injuries so you can return to work safely. At SportsCare and Armworks your work injury rehab program may include:

Treatment for Injured Workers

Slips, trips, and falls are the leading causes of workplace injuries.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1 When should I seek treatment for a work injury?

    The best practice is to report a work injury to your employer right away. Early treatment almost always leads to a quicker recovery and can reduce the risk of further injury. After you report your injury, you may see an attending physician/provider who can then refer you to SportsCare and Armworks for your work injury therapy.

  • 2 How long will I need therapy for a work injury?

    The duration of your work injury rehab largely depends on the type/extent of injury, associated surgeries, and the physical demands of your job. Treatment may be as short as one session for very mild work injury cases, or therapy may last several months for individuals with more severe workplace injuries.

  • 3 When can I return to work after an injury?

    Your attending physician/provider will work with you on a timeline for returning to work. Your physical therapist or hand therapist will help you along the way to ensure you feel ready and are safe to return to your job duties. Your therapist will be able to physically evaluate your readiness to return to work based on your job requirements and will coordinate closely with your attending workers’ comp physician for your smooth return to work.

  • 4 Does SportsCare and Armworks take my insurance?

    Here is a list of the insurance plans accepted by SportsCare Physical Therapy and Armworks Hand Therapy. If you are unsure of your coverage or if your plan is accepted, please contact one of our offices. We are happy to assist you in learning about your benefits.

  • 5 Where are SportsCare and Armworks offices located?

    SportsCare Physical Therapy and Armworks Hand Therapy have convenient locations in Gresham, NE Portland, Clackamas, and Beaverton. In addition, Armworks has a location in Lake Oswego and SportsCare has office in Sandy. Location specific contact information can be found here: SportsCare Physical Therapy Locations and Armworks Hand Therapy Locations.