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 injuries that are seen within most jobs include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Low Back Strain
- Neck Strain
- Shoulder Strain
I think I might have a worker's compensation or a personal injury case. What should I do?
Seek Medical Attention
If you are injured at your job and there is a life threatening emergency, seek medical attention immediately! If your injury is a sprain, strain or soreness, which is commonly a soft-tissue, musculoskeletal, injury, you can make an appointment with one of our CORE Health Centers locations. CORE Health Centers offer Chiropractic Services, Spinal Rehabilitative Therapies, Diagnostic Testing, and Massage Therapy to help address the symptoms of many health issues due to back, neck, and spine pain. The chiropractic staff at CORE Health Centers are familiar with worker's compensation, contact the closest CORE Health Centers local to you and we will be glad to help you out.
Remember: Even for work-related injuries, you can select your own physician, rather than be treated by an insurer-recommended provider.
Make A Report
When an injury does occur at your job, a report needs to be made about the injury as soon as possible. The sooner you document the circumstances of what occurred, the more likely that your claim for workers compensation will be honored. If the injury occurred while you were working, you should report the injury to your employer. 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 are 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. At CORE Health Centers, we can provide Diagnostic Testing to determine the severity of you condition and help you and your attorney with you case.