What is worker’s compensation?
Worker’s compensation is a form of insurance that may cover lost wages and medical expenses for employees who are injured on the job.
Commonly seen injuries:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Low back strain
- Shoulder strain
Chiropractic is an excellent means of dealing with workers compensation issues. If there’s an injury on the job and you’ve gone down the traditional medical road to be treated, it may be time to give chiropractic a try. Chiropractors are professionals at dealing with underlying issues that potentially could be missed by medical doctors. Locating the source of your injury could be the difference between fixing an issue and living with something for a long period of time.
In addition to being professionals at uncovering underlying issues, chiropractors handle the healing process without the need for addictive pain pills and potentially risky surgery. If you’ve been injured at work, make sure to go see a chiropractor for an initial consultation.
Remember: Even for work-related injuries, you can select your own physician, rather than be treated by an insurer-recommended provider.
- Make a report
The sooner you document the circumstances of what occurred, the more likely that your claim for an injury will be honored. You should report the injury to your employer, if the injury occurred while you were working. In the event of a traffic-related accident or slip and fall, you should report it to the local police department and to the negligent party or the insurer, if known.
- Get professional advice
If you’re unable to work and you’re struggling to pay your household bills, you may need to consult an attorney to get advice on securing funds to cover your lost wages and medical bills in the fastest way possible.