Auto Accident & Workers Comp Specialist

Rocky Mountain Spine & Sports Medicine

Rock Navarkal, MD, JD

Pain Management Specialist & Spine & Sports Medicine located in Denver, CO

Accidents happen — whether it’s an injury that occurs at work or an auto collision that creates lingering medical problems, you need a good doctor to evaluate your condition. Rocky Mountain Spine & Sports Medicine in Denver, Colorado, has just such a doctor. Rock Navarkal, MD, JD, has extensive training and experience to assess and treat your auto accident or work comp injuries. If you’ve recently suffered an accident at work or in your vehicle, call or click online to book an appointment with Dr. Navarkal today.

Auto Accident & Workers Comp Q & A

What types of injuries can you get from an auto accident?

Motor vehicle collisions can cause a swarm of different injuries to virtually any part of your body. Some of these injuries may not produce symptoms until a little while after the accident. However, once symptoms manifest, they can create serious problems that interfere with your ability to complete everyday activities.

As a spine and pain management specialist, Dr. Navarkal treats the following common injuries due to car accidents:

Neck Injuries

Whiplash is one of the most prevalent conditions related to car crashes. This injury can make it difficult or painful to move your head and neck, and even affect your sleep. Car accidents can also cause more severe neck injuries, such as cervical dislocation and disk injury.  

Spine Injuries

A serious auto accident can cause a severe whiplash or even send bone fragments or disk material tearing into your spinal column. Either type of injury may result in nerve damage that severs communication between your spinal cord and the muscles and nerves of your body.

Often, spinal cord injuries produce a loss of feeling and function in certain parts of your body.

Back Injuries

Your lower back is the most common location of all back injuries, including strains, sprains, and herniated disks. Back injuries can create excruciating pain and restricted mobility that last long after the auto accident.

What are the most common workers’ compensation injuries?

No matter what type of career you have, accidents in the workplace can affect all types of professions. Dr. Navarkal treats the following common injuries related to workers’ compensation claims:

  • Overexertion injuries from lifting, pulling, pushing, or throwing
  • Slip/trip and falls
  • Falls to a lower level, such as from a ladder or roof
  • Getting struck by an object that falls or is dropped
  • Getting struck against an object by fall or physical force
  • Machinery accidents
  • Overuse injuries from repetitive motions such as using a computer mouse or tool repetitively or sitting in one position too long
  • Responsible for deciding whether and to what extent you're permanently disabled due to your accident
  • Violence in the workplace

How do you help with workers’ compensation claims?

Dr. Navarkal plays a crucial role in your workers’ compensation claim. He diagnoses and evaluates your condition to determine the extent of your injury and whether you’re able to return to work. He’s also responsible for deciding whether you’re permanently disabled due to your accident.

If you’ve been injured at work or in a car crash, call or click online to schedule an appointment with Rocky Mountain Spine & Sports Medicine today.

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