Considering the amount most individuals spend at work each week, there is a good chance of obtaining a workplace injury. It is estimated that there are at least 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries each year in the U.S., many of which require medical treatment. If you are injured while at work, you may need same day medical care. At Rapid Healthcare, we offer immediate care for work injuries at our walk-in clinic in Bolingbrook, IL.
Common Workplace Injuries
Workers in all types of jobs can be injured at the workplace. While physical jobs like construction are more likely to cause work injuries, even office employees can be hurt while on the job. The most commonly reported work injuries are strains and sprains. These occur when muscles, tendons or ligaments are torn, stretched or damaged from overuse. Other common workplace injuries include:
- Cuts or lacerations
- Repetitive motion injuries
Slips, trips and falls are the most common causes of work injuries. Other common causes include vehicle accidents, falling objects, overexertion and unsafe equipment. When a workplace injury occurs, employees are entitled to receive medical treatment and their care may be covered under worker’s compensation insurance.
Worker’s Compensation in Illinois
Worker’s compensation insurance is required for almost every employee in Illinois. This insurance is designed to help cover the costs of injuries and illnesses that occur when workers are on the job. The coverage includes injuries that occur when employees are at work, traveling for work, or caused as a result of their job.
At Rapid Healthcare, we accept almost all healthcare insurance plans, including worker’s compensation insurance. Our staff can submit worker’s compensation insurance claims and answer questions about coverage. If you are injured at work and need immediate medical care for your injury, you can trust our medical team to provide excellent care for your injury.
If you need work injury treatment in the Romeoville, Woodridge or Bolingbrook, IL area, contact our team at Rapid Healthcare. We offer same day work injury appointments at our walk-in clinic and treatment for strains, sprains, minor fractures, minor burns and many other common workplace injuries.