Workplace injuries are extremely common no matter where you’re employed. Whether you have desk job or work in a warehouse, you run the risk of being injured on the job. If you are injured at work, it is incredibly important to seek immediate medical attention.
Even if you don’t notice an injury immediately, you’ll want to make sure you’re evaluated by a professional as soon as possible. You never want to waive medical advice only to realize that you’ve been more seriously injured than you originally believed. Though the state of Texas doesn’t require employers to offer workers compensation, you may still be eligible for coverage if you follow the appropriate steps following a workplace injury.
Validating a Workers Compensation Claim
It may initially be the last thing on your mind, but a workers compensation claim can end up saving you thousands of dollars in medical bills if you sustain serious injuries on the job. You run the risk, however, of missing out on coverage if you fail to document your injury and file a valid workers compensation claim.
For the best chance of filing a successful claim, make sure you follow these steps:
- Report your injury to a supervisor immediately
- Document your injury
- Receive medical attention at the time of the injury
- Schedule a follow-up with your primary care physician
- Seek long-term treatment options including chiropractic care
Your physician or chiropractor can help you validate your workers compensation claim by documenting your injuries and providing evidence of treatment to your employer.
Workplace Injuries and Chiropractic Care
As chiropractors, we’re used to evaluating, diagnosing, and treating common workplace injuries while providing documentation for your employer. We understand the financial burden that an injury can cause, especially if you have to miss work while you recover.
Chiropractic care can help you get back to work quickly following an injury through natural, noninvasive techniques. A major benefit of chiropractic care focuses on avoiding prescription drugs like opioids in favor of natural pain relief. This means you can return to work without the limitations that the fog of prescription drugs can require.
Workplace injuries can take many forms. From repetitive motions that lead to permanent damage to sudden injuries like falls, workplace injuries can take you away from your passion and require serious treatment. Chiropractors are trained in treating the following common workplace injuries, including:
- Herniated discs
- Pinched nerves
- Carpal tunnel
- Back and neck strain
- Pulled muscles
Seeking the advice and treatment of a chiropractor can provide the long-term care and recovery that certain workplace injuries require without simply masking the symptoms of pain.
At Peralta, we make sure to treat you as an individual and develop treatment plans that get you back to work as soon as possible. We can help you document your workplace injury to validate a workers compensation claim and provide you with the financial stability you need. Call our offices today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals and experience the difference a chiropractor can make in your recovery.