What Medical Specialist Do I Need to See After a Construction Accident?

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After a construction injury, your first step should be to obtain medical treatment for your injuries. Doing so is not a one-time event, however: treatment for your construction job site injury rarely looks or feels like an annual physical checkup from your family doctor.

If your construction site injury is severe enough to require a trip to the hospital or urgent care, you will most likely interact with one or more medical specialist during your course of treatment. For serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and/or burns (for example), several specialists may be a part of your treatment team and may cooperate with one another to help you achieve the most positive result possible.

Common Medical Specialists Involved in New York Construction Accidents

One of the first specialists that nearly every construction injury victim will meet is the emergency medicine specialist or critical care medicine specialist. This doctor practices in the hospital emergency room and is trained to quickly diagnose a patient’s injuries and stabilize a patient who suffering from life-threatening or emergent injuries. The emergency medicine specialist (or ER doctor) will often make referrals to other specialists so the patient can obtain further, more specialized treatment.

A construction site injury victim may then see one or more of the following specialists, depending on the nature of his or her injuries:

  • Surgeons, who specialize in performing surgical procedures and operations on certain parts or systems of the body. If surgery is required, the patient will also receive medical care from an anesthesiologist who will assist in numbing the portion of the patient’s body where the surgery will occur (or will help the patient reach an unconscious state where he or she will not experience any pain while the surgery is occurring).
  • Neurologists are medical specialists who diagnose and treat injuries affecting the nervous system using computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and other similar tests. This includes injuries and trauma to the brain, spinal cord, and periphery nervous system. A neurologist may be required if the patient suffered a fall from a ladder or scaffolding, or if he or she was struck on the head by a falling object.
  • A radiologist is a specialist who performs X-ray tests, ultrasounds, and other imaging tests.

In addition, an injured patient may meet with one or more therapy specialists (such as a physical therapist or occupational therapist) and through these specialists regain the ability to care for his- or herself and/or relearn job-related tasks and skills.

Your New York Construction Site Injury Lawsuit Attorneys Can Help You After an Accident

 

The most important point regarding doctors and specialists following a construction accident is to be certain to keep all follow-up appointments with specialists and follow their instructions. With over 50 years of combined experience the skilled personal injury lawyers at Robinson & Yablon, P.C. can help you recover the damages you deserve. Call Robinson & Yablon, P.C. today at (212) 725-8566.

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