Workers' comp, also called worker’s compensation or workman’s compensation, is an insurance program provided by employers to help workers who are injured on the job. They often need intensive therapy, treatments, and medication to get back on track. If you have a possible workers' comp claim, you’ll likely need to visit the office of a chiropractic doctor and physical therapist for help and guidance.
What Is Workers' Comp?
Workers' comp is an insurance plan that provides protection for both companies and their workers in case someone gets hurt or becomes ill due to something that happens on the job. Employers are required to maintain this insurance, ensuring that employees who are injured on the job have recourse and support in case of an unexpected incident. Workers' compensation provides financial benefits to cover lost wages, medical treatment, rehabilitation therapy, and additional help for affected employees.
Reasons for Workers' Compensation
Workers' compensation insurance has been a requirement for employers since the early 1900s. Here are some of the reasons why workers' compensation is so important:
- Workers can continue paying their bills and maintain their lifestyle as they recover.
- It provides peace of mind for both workers and employers who are in a physically demanding field, such as construction, factory work, or trucking.
- The employer is protected from a potential financial loss that could have major effects on the viability of the business.
Get Help Managing a Workers' Comp Claim
Your doctor is a key contact for managing a worker’s compensation claim. Chiropractic doctors are particularly familiar with these claims because they treat common workplace injuries, from sciatica to whiplash to joint pain and carpal tunnel. Doctors are familiar with the process of staying in contact with the insurance company, reporting diagnoses and treatments, and providing the insurance plan with information about your progress throughout the claim. You’re responsible for keeping your appointments.
Visit a Chiropractor for Help
The goal after a workplace injury is to return to 100 percent both physically and mentally so that you can do your best both on and off the job. Let a chiropractor at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL help you manage the workers' comp process and get you back to your normal lifestyle. Call 813-884-1457 today for an appointment with Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, or Dr. Elissa Pally.