Workers' Compensation Injuries
If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, your employer’s workers’ compensation policy should cover the treatment.
The insurance policy will allow you to receive the treatment you need to get back to work as soon as possible.
Choosing the right medical practice is critical so that you can receive the right treatment for your injury.
Learn what to expect when you go to a medical practice that treats injuries from work accidents.
Typically a medical practice begins by diagnosing injuries from workplace accidents.
You might need an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan to determine the type and severity of your injury.
These diagnostic testing tools allow doctors to check for problems, including broken bones and soft tissue injuries.
Work accidents often result in a lot of pain so that pain management will be part of your recovery process. This could include injections to reduce inflammation and manage pain, TENS nerve stimulation, physical therapy, and chiropractic care.
Your doctor will create a customized pain management plan based on your injuries and symptoms.
Your doctor might need to immobilize your injury. For example, if you sprain your ankle at work, your doctor will fit you with a knee brace to immobilize the tendons and ligaments. This will prevent you from injuring your ankle again before it heals. Immobilization is also required for fractures and other injuries.
Physical therapy isn’t just used for pain management. It can also increase your strength and flexibility and make it easier for you to return to work.
Your physical therapist will provide work conditioning to help you perform your tasks when you go back to work. The goal is to help you perform your duties without experiencing any pain.
Determine Work Restrictions
If you suffer an accident at work, you might not be able to perform your normal duties for quite some time. Your doctor will assess your abilities and indicate the restrictions that are needed when you go back to work. You will go back for regular evaluations, so your doctor can see if the restrictions need to be modified or removed.
Your workers' comp doctor also plays an important role in documenting your claim. Proper documentation reduces disputes with your employer’s insurance company. This documentation can also be used if there is a workers’ compensation hearing.
Some doctors do not want to be involved in a workers’ compensation cases or testify in court on your behalf, so be sure to choose a practice that is comfortable with these claims and ready to help you.
Get Treatment for Work Accidents
Work accidents aren’t just painful. They are stressful, too. You are worried about getting back to living your life as soon as possible, our doctors can help.
Depending on the severity of your injury, you might return to work with some restrictions. If that is necessary, your doctor will provide your employer and the insurance company with the proper documentation. Don't delay, call us today (888) 590-4030 to make your appointment.