Personal Injuries Specialist

BodyWorks Medical Center

Integrative Medical Clinic located in Carol Stream, IL

People incur personal injuries during events in which they suffer harm or damage, and in many cases, such injuries are due to road traffic accidents or incidents at work. They’re often the subject of legal proceedings, but the team members at BodyWorks Medical Center in Carol Stream, Illinois, are there to provide treatment and therapies to help you recover from any physical injuries. If you’ve suffered a personal injury, call the clinic today or book an appointment online.

Personal Injuries Q & A

What are personal injuries?

Personal injuries can be any form of bodily harm that’s caused by the action or neglect of someone else. These injuries are often the reason for personal injury and workers' compensation claims, whereby the injured person seeks reparations from the responsible party. The most common causes of personal injuries are:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Accidents at work
  • Trips and falls
  • Assaults

Personal injuries may also result from medical negligence or malpractice, which is when you receive treatment that doesn’t meet the expected standards and leads to measurable effects that harm your quality of life.

What sort of personal injuries do physical rehab technicians treat?

Accidents can cause a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and long-term problems, including:

  • Whiplash injuries
  • Tendon and ligament damage
  • Spinal injuries
  • Low back pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Crush injuries
  • Loss of limb
  • Neck injuries

All these conditions can be improved with physical medicine or physical rehab, or a combination of the two.

Who pays for personal injury treatments?

If you have a successful claim against a person or organization for personal injury, your medical costs may well be part of the compensation package awarded. Physical medicine treatments and physical rehab are effective treatment methods and recognized as such, so they’re normally covered by negligence claims and insurance policies.

In the event of an injury sustained at work, your medical expenses should be covered under the  Office of Workers’ Compensation Program if you’re a federal employee. If you work for a state or local government agency or a private company, you should contact your local state workers’ compensation board.

BodyWorks Medical Center provides tailored treatment and rehabilitation programs for a full range of personal injuries affecting the neuromusculoskeletal system. Team members have specialist expertise in managing traffic-accident injuries such as whiplash, as well as injuries sustained at work.

Because the BodyWorks Medical Center team understands how important it is for you to get back to work as quickly as possible after an accident, they provide you with a detailed rehabilitation program to get you back on your feet. If you sustain an injury, give BodyWorks Medical Center a call today or book an appointment online.