Injury Care Chiropractic
Harold Byers Jr., B.A., M.Sc., D.C.
Chiropractor & Injury Care located in Louisville, KY
Workers’ compensation is available to anyone who’s experienced an injury or illness as a direct result of their employment. At Injury Care Chiropractic, Harold Byers Jr., BA, MSc, DC, and the skilled team help residents of Louisville, Kentucky, with the necessary evaluation and treatment in workers’ compensation cases. The team even helps alleviate your stress by assisting you in filing a claim. If you’ve been injured on the job, schedule an appointment with Injury Care Chiropractic by calling the office.
Workers’ Compensation Q & A
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance protecting employees and businesses when an employee is injured on the job, or gets sick due to a work-related cause.
The exact details of the law are complex, but if you can prove your injury or ailment is due to your work, you may be due benefits. It doesn’t matter who caused the injury; it could have been your fault, the fault of your employer, the fault of a coworker, or the fault of a vendor.
What injuries and illnesses fall under workers’ compensation?
Any injury sustained at work or during travel for work may qualify for workers’ compensation. This includes injuries due to a fall or while operating a company vehicle. Eligible injuries may also be caused by overuse sustained by repetitive movements performed at the job, such as back pain or tendinitis.
Even carpal tunnel syndrome caused by poor work ergonomics can be covered under workers’ compensation.
How are workers’ compensation issues evaluated?
Make sure you follow your company’s mandates when reporting your incident. If you have an injury that needs immediate care, such as a back sprain or shoulder dislocation, visit Injury Care Chiropractic to receive treatment. You should let the staff know that you’re seeking treatment for a potential workers’ compensation case.
If your injury is permanent, an impairment rating can be performed, which will help courts decide any future benefits. This allows people in uninsured accidents to be covered.
If you have a chronic issue you think has been caused by your job, consult with your human resources team and then make an appointment at Injury Care Chiropractic for an evaluation.
How are workers’ compensation cases treated?
Of course, the staff at Injury Care Chiropractic wants you to recover fully from your injury and return to full function as soon as you possibly can.
However, some workers’ compensation cases end up as a permanent disability. If this is true for you, the team at Injury Care Chiropractic provides the quality care necessary to help relieve your pain and restore as much quality of life as possible.
Any paperwork designating when you can return to work and the restrictions when you do resume your duties are provided by our team. If your employer has additional questions, they can contact the office for clarification.
To learn more about how Injury Care Chiropractic can help you in workers’ compensation cases, call the office or book an appointment online.