What Are Considered Work-related Injuries and Why Do They Matter?
Any injury that occurs at the workplace can be considered for workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a way to provide complimentary treatment for those who have been injured on the job. Injuries may occur at any office, no matter how seemingly tame the environment. From strains and sprains to broken bones, work-related injuries are common and need attention as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
If an injury can be proven to be work-related, you are entitled to receive treatment for no cost, allowing you to get the care you need for your recovery.
Many work-related injuries are caused by the following:
- On the job motor vehicle accidents (No matter who is at fault)
- Poor posture
- Consistent sitting, typing and writing
- Being hit by an object
- Injuries from lifting
Did You Go To The Emergency Room?
After you have been injured in a work accident, the care you get matters. The law is specific about allowing you to get treatment where you want to get treatment, but there are workers’ comp procedures that have to be followed.
- You may come to 1st Care directly and establish a treating relationship
- You can get emergency treatment for one visit at an emergency room, your own doctor, a walk-in clinic, or even the company’s doctor / occupational health center, and then you may come to 1st Care directly and establish a treating relationship.
- If you have already established a treating relationship elsewhere, you can request from the treating physician, your employer, or the workers’ compensation insurance company that you be allowed to treat at 1st
It sounds a bit confusing, and it can be, but we have years of experience with workers’ compensation treatment and documentation. If you have any questions, call today and schedule your Consultation!
Do I need an Attorney?
You should always seek proper treatment following an accident. Your health should be your top priority, to begin the healing process as soon as possible, and to prevent extended work absence. You may wish to contact an attorney if your employer or insurance company will not let you get treatment where you want to, or if your injury is severe enough to leave permanent damage.
We have worked with the best workers compensation attorneys in the area, and can help you find one, should the need arise. Call Now to schedule your Consultation! 203-288-7300
What About the Cost of My Accident Treatment?
1st CARE Rehabilitation accepts workers’ compensation insurance as payment for care. Depending on your situation, it is very possible that you may receive the treatment you need at NO DIRECT COST TO YOU. So call today and speak to one of our insurance specialists. We’ll help to determine what options you have, and get you started with the treatment you need.
It has been a while since the accident. Can I Go To 1st Care?
Do not wait to get care. Workers’ compensation has very strict rules and timelines for notification. It is always best to begin the process as soon as possible. If you have any questions, call today and speak to one of our insurance specialists. We’ll help to determine what options you have, and get you started with the treatment you need.
Why Choose 1st Care Specialists?
- Extensive experience with Workers’ Compensation care and documentation
- Fast, Gentle Pain Relief Care
- Orthopedist, Chiropractor, & Physical Therapist services on site
- Rehabilitation & Exercise Programs
- Certification in Impairment Ratings in accordance with the American Medical Association Guides, 5th Edition
- On site Digital X-Ray
- MRI & CT Referrals & Interpretation
- Computerized Range of Motion Assessment
- Computerized Strength Testing
- Diagnostic Ultrasound
- Expert Testimony for Trials, Hearings, and Depositions
- A network of specialists familiar with Workers’ Comp cases