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Work Injury Specialist

Alta Orthopedics

Amish A Naik, MD, PhD

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon & Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopedic Surgeon located in Millburn, NJ

When you suffer an accident in the workplace, you should document the full extent of your injuries so that you get the care and compensation you deserve. Amish Naik, MD, PhD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and founder of Alta Orthopedics in Millburn, New Jersey, conducts a complete physical examination and asks you about symptoms you might not even realize were caused by the accident. He and his staff are also experienced with the type of paperwork you need to file for workers’ compensation. For a work injury evaluation, contact Alta Orthopedics today by phone or use the online form.

Work Injury Q & A

What is a work injury?

A work injury is any type of trauma or injury you suffer while performing labor for another person or company. 

Types of work injuries include:

  • Auto accident while driving for a company
  • Falling or slipping while working
  • Being injured by company machinery
  • Getting assaulted while on the job

If you suffered a work injury, you may be able to have your treatments covered and receive compensation for your pain and suffering through workers’ compensation. The experts at Alta Orthopedics are experienced at handling any paperwork you or your lawyer require.

What kind of symptoms might I have after a work injury?

You might not have any immediate symptoms after a work injury, particularly if the accident was upsetting or shocking. Your body releases endorphins that act like natural painkillers. 

Some symptoms that could be related to your work injury include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Neck or back pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Jaw pain
  • Brain fog or confusion
  • Mood changes
  • Joint pain
  • Tingling or numbness in hands or feet
  • Weakness in legs or other areas

A common type of neck and head injury you could sustain during a work-related auto accident, assault, or collision is called whiplash. Whiplash occurs when your head is jerked back and forth violently. You may not experience the symptoms of whiplash until weeks after your work injury.

Why should I see an orthopedist after a work injury?

When you suffer a work injury, you must document all of your symptoms and all of the injured tissues or bones soon after the accident. If you delay an evaluation because you feel fine, you may not be entitled to compensation if you develop pain or disability later.

What happens during a work injury evaluation?

Dr. Naik takes care to conduct a thorough physical examination to determine the full extent of injuries to your bones and soft tissues. He conducts range-of-motion evaluations and asks you about your symptoms. 

He also orders on-site imaging studies, such as X-rays, to check for fractures and ligament, tendon, or muscle tears. He may administer blood tests and other tests.

Based on the results of his exam and tests, Dr. Naik diagnoses your work injuries and custom designs a treatment plan. He and his team document the results, so you can submit your paperwork on time.

Get the work-injury diagnosis and treatments you need by phoning the friendly Alta Orthopedics staff or booking an appointment online.