Preventing Workplace Injuries

If you work in Human Relations in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Irvine or the surrounding communities, you’re familiar with workplace injuries.  They can strike at any time and can be a fall or mishap that results in wounds, trauma, or broken bones or they can be injuries sustained over time – due to poor work conditions and ergonomics.

Our mission at South Coast Medical is to promote wellness not just for families, but also the community as a whole – including our local businesses. One of the ways we do this is through our corporate wellness service.

Our Workers Compensation Programs allow employees to benefit from our walk-in urgent care and full-service care. The office staff accommodates individual protocols for your company’s needs, including faxing and calling work status immediately after patients are evaluated. South Coast Medical Group has a progressive back-to-work program that includes first aid only, modified duty, and a work hardening program.

These are some of the most common workplace injuries we treat:

Overexertion

Workplace overexertion is an event in which the worker is injured due to exaggerated physical activity such as lifting, pulling, pushing, turning, wielding, holding, carrying, and throwing. According to the National Safety Council, overexertion accounts for many of the workplace injuries that result in lost work days.

Slips, Trips, And Falls

Slipping, tripping, and falling accidents account for a third of all personal injuries in the workplace. These types of accidents can occur in almost every type of job as they pertain to injuries from wet floors or trips over objects on the floor.

Muscle Strains

Work involving heavy lifting will be more susceptible to experiencing a strained muscle injury. For this type of injury, many people will put off seeing a doctor as they often think it will go away in a few days. Unfortunately, the longer you wait to receive proper medical care, the worse the injury can become.

Crashes And Collisions

Employees who drive for work-related purposes may experience crashes and collisions on the road. Regardless if it involves driving a semi-truck or a car, these accidents can leave workers in bad shape. Taking safety precautions is extremely important for employees to prevent fatal accidents.

Repetitive Motion

This type of injury is one that many people do not take seriously, as it may seem minor but gradually worsens over time. Repetitive motion can cause issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, or vision difficulties.

Our Workers Compensation service provides your company with physicians and staff that are qualified medical evaluators and certified by the Division of Workers’ Compensation-Medical Unit.

Occupational services include, but are not limited to:

  • Workers’ compensation management
  • Drug screening
  • Pre-placement physicals
  • Breath alcohol testing
  • Department of Transportation Physicals
  • Laboratory testing services
  • Fit-for-duty physicals
  • Strength testing
  • X-rays
  • Evaluations

To speak with our doctors about creating a wellness program for your business in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo or other surrounding communities, give us a call at (949) 389-8968 or visit us at 5 Journey #130, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656.