Workers’ Compensation Accidents
Chiropractic Treatment for Workers Compensation Accidents in Charlotte, NC
At the turn of the 20th century Worker’s Compensation insurance was in its infancy. Many employers were turning to this voluntary insurance system to avoid costly litigation related to workplace injuries. By the 1940’s, Worker’s Compensation had become a requirement of employers in order to assure the welfare and safety of their employees. These laws created a new emphasis on workplace safety and eventually the development of OSHA in 1971. Most major corporations have a safety plan and many have one or more safety officers, and workplace related accidents have decreased steadily ever since. Even with all of these improvements, accidents still happen. And, when they happen to you, you need a prompt medical assessment by an experienced and qualified medical team.
Workers’ compensation works like three insurance policies in one for an employee injured while working. First it works like a disability insurance policy for wage replacement while you are recovering. Secondly, it works as a health insurance policy to cover medical expenses directly related to the accident. Lastly, it acts as a life insurance policy in the most unlikely and extreme cases. The Chiropractic Doctors here at ChiroCarolina feel those who are injured in workplace accidents deserve to be heard, understood, and respected. ChiroCarolina will develop a treatment program to fit you and your injury. We will file all the claims paperwork for you so you can concentrate on your recovery and not the stress of bills related to the claim.
The majority of injuries acquired while working involve the back and neck, which is why chiropractic care is a sound treatment option for injured workers. Laws on workers compensation differ by state, but all are required to cover medical fees associated with the injury. The good news for employers and employees is, chiropractic care is known to be fairly quick and not too costly – making it one of the best options in treating work-related injuries.
What should you do to get chiropractic care for a work related injury?
The first thing you should do is notify your employer of the injury and ask them to open a worker’s compensation claim. If you are suffering from a soft tissue or musculoskeletal injury then you may choose to come directly to the offices of ChiroCarolina for an evaluation. If your injury is more emergent you should first get clearance from your primary care physician or an emergency room physician prior to setting an appointment with ChiroCarolina. In any case ChiroCarolina’s Doctors are determined to get you well by the most natural means possible with the hopes of avoiding drugs and surgery.
After your initial evaluation by the Doctors of Chiropractic here at ChiroCarolina, you will be given a personalized treatment plan to get you healthy and back to work as quickly as possible. Once you have a treatment plan, it is imperative that you make and maintain your appointments in order to be in compliance with the Worker’s Compensation policy. Let the Doctors here at ChiroCarolina of Charlotte guide you into recovery. ChiroCarolina, care you can count on.