Suffering harm through no fault of your own can be a devastating experience, causing considerable pain and distress. If you’re the victim of a personal injury, double board-certified pain and rehabilitation specialist Dane Pohlman, DO, and the expert team at Pohlman Pain Associates in Coral Springs and Delray Beach, Florida, can help. Dr. Pohlman provides high-quality care and cutting-edge treatments for personal injuries, ensuring a speedy and successful recovery. Call Pohlman Pain Associates today for more information or book an appointment online.request an appointment
What is a personal injury?
A personal injury is harm that comes to you through the action or inaction of someone else.
For example, if you’re shopping and slip on a patch of water, the resulting broken arm would be a personal injury. An employee should have put up warning signs to alert you to the hazard and cleaned the floor without delay.
Their inaction led to your injury, so you might be entitled to compensation. That means the responsible party — or their insurance company — would have to cover costs resulting from your injury, such as medical expenses and loss of earnings.
Personal injury comes in various forms, including:
- Road traffic accidents
- Trips or falls
- Accidents at work
- Personal assaults
- Medical negligence
Whether or not you have a case for a personal injury claim, you do need to visit an expert in rehabilitation like Dr. Pohlman who can assess your injuries and treat you accordingly.
What types of personal injuries are there?
Dr. Pohlman helps patients suffering from most types of musculoskeletal personal injuries. Some common types of personal injury include:
- Whiplash injuries
- Tendon strains
- Ligament sprains
- Back injuries
- Repetitive strain
Dr. Pohlman uses interventional pain management techniques to restore function and reduce the effect of your personal injury. He also excels in dealing with the complications, like chronic pain, that can arise from personal injuries that haven’t healed properly.
Who pays for personal injury care?
If you get personal injury compensation from the person you made a claim against, that could include your medical care costs.
If your injury occurs during the course of your work, you should be covered by the federal Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs or the Florida workers’ compensation board if you’re a private or local government employee.
Pohlman Pain Associates accepts letters of protection from patients who have used all their benefits. The letter of protection comes from your lawyer, agreeing that your medical costs will come out of any settlement you receive from your personal injury case.
Using a letter of protection means you can continue to receive your rehabilitative care at Pohlman Pain Associates without having to cover the cost before you have a settlement of your claim.
What treatments might I receive for a personal injury?
Dr. Pohlman creates a personalized treatment program for you based on the nature of your injury and factors like your age, general health, and lifestyle.
Physical therapy usually forms the foundation of recovery after a personal injury and is an essential part of your rehabilitation. As well as conservative treatment options, Dr. Pohlman also specializes in providing minimally invasive interventional procedures.
If you’ve incurred a personal injury and need expert medical care, call Pohlman Pain Associates today or book an appointment online.