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Work-Related Injuries in South Calgary

Man standing by big truckIf you’ve been injured in a work-related incident, Dr. Dale is authorized by the Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta to evaluate, diagnose, and address your injuries.

Combining chiropractic care with soft tissue therapy and various modalities, Dr. Dale can help you recover quickly from your injuries and return to the workplace in a timely manner.

Common Types of Work-Related Injuries

Machine Injuries – Assembly line, fabrication shop, or other production facility workers that use types of machinery may sustain an injury while operating their machine or station. These work-related injuries may be severe and be due to violating safety rules and regulations.

Overexertion – A common work-related injury, overextension typically occurs when you are in motion, pulling or pushing, lifting or lowering, carrying, or moving. Common injuries that result include torn or sprained muscles, tendon and ligament damage, and back injuries, including spasms or herniated disks.

Vehicles in Motion – If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident while on the job, workers’ compensation covers many financial costs. Many people sustain injuries while driving the following:

    • A delivery van or truck
    • Forklifts
    • Tractor-trailers
    • Company cars

Slip and Fall Injuries – These types of injuries typically involve some sort of fluid or debris on the floor. These injuries can be serious and result in fractured limbs, head injuries, and soft tissue injuries.

Falls and Falling Objects – The most typical work-related injuries in this category include falling from a ladder, scaffolding or lift, or merchandise that falls off a rack or shelf. The weight and impact associated with these injuries can lead to serious injury to arms and feet. Head and back injuries can result as well. In addition, bone fractures, paralysis, and traumatic brain injury all can occur from a fall.

How Many Visits Will I Get?

WCB injuries are initially given a 6 week treatment window and this begins from the day of your assessment. So if you were injured a month ago and try and work through it and finally say, “I can’t do this anymore,” you get your six weeks from the day of that assessment. So it’s not as dire to get in and get something done right now however in many instances trying to work through an injury can often turn a mild injury into something more severe. It is best to consult with Dr. Byrne and have an assessment done. Then you can determine the severity of the injury and then make an informed decision on what to do regarding a WCB claim.

How an Injury Can Affect Your Life

If you experience a work-related injury and try to work through it, you may start missing out on things that you do in your own time. For example, you may not be able to go to the gym or feel like going dancing because your hip’s been bugging you.

Get an Assessment Done

Most people who sustain a work-related injury usually go to their family doctor, who then advises them to get treatment. When patients come to us, Dr. Byrne will do a thorough evaluation to determine the extent of your injury. Then, he will create a customized care plan to get you out of pain and back to your life as quickly as possible.

If you have been injured at work, contact us today and find out how we may help!


Workers’ Comp Injuries South Calgary, Calgary AB | (403) 287-5866