Wilmington DE Workers Compensation Doctor
Whether you work in an office, retail setting or industrial environment, job-related injuries are quite common. No matter how careful or how much safety training you have, unfortunately, accidents can happen through no fault of your own. The most common kinds of injuries have to do with slip and fall accidents, improper lifting, muscle strains, repetitive strain, falling objects, walking into objects and vehicle or equipment crashes. All of these work-related injuries can have serious long-term effects and need to be treated as soon as possible.
If you are injured on the job, then it’s important that you receive the right medical care. At Francis Optimal Performance Chiropractic, Dr. Mike Francis is experienced in helping patients with work-related injuries, and we also have a personal injury claim specialist on staff to help you with your claims.
What to Know About Workers’ Comp
It is important to understand how workers compensation works before signing off on any documents or even receiving certain treatments. Your human resources representative should go over the process of your workers compensation claim so that you’re well informed about your rights.
Your medical treatment should be completed by a doctor with experience in treating workers compensation cases. If you receive medical treatment from a doctor who is not a workers compensation doctor, then it’s possible your insurance claim will get denied. We have helped many injured workers recover from their injuries and learn how to protect themselves from injury in the future.
Workers compensation doctors will do an initial examination to determine whether your injuries are work-related or if they were pre-existing. They are qualified to do a variety of medical treatments, and can also discuss the diagnosis with you.
A workers compensation doctor will provide their medical notes as part of your insurance claim, so it’s important that you are as specific as possible about any pain you are experiencing. You have the right to know what your doctor has written in your medical file.
Workers compensation insurance is there to provide coverage for necessary medical treatments, rehabilitation related to the injury and lost wages. It should cover other medical services like physical therapy, chiropractic care and massage therapy when approved by workers compensation. The goal of this insurance is to help you recover and return to your job whenever possible.
Chiropractic Care for Work-Related Injuries
Your workers compensation doctor may approve you for chiropractic care for certain injuries. If that’s the case, it’s important to follow the doctor’s instructions and to seek regular visits with a qualified chiropractor that accepts workers’ compensation claims. Once you’re authorized to see a chiropractor, then your employer can’t deny or limit your chiropractic care sessions. It’s your right to get the care you need.
Although we’re known for treating injuries related to sports and auto accidents, we also have a lot of experience treating patients who have been injured on the job. Our office provides caring, efficient chiropractic services for all of your work-related injuries. We are authorized to handle your workers’ compensation treatment, and we are experienced with the process to make it a seamless experience for you.
There are a number of work-related injuries that we treat to help with a speedy recovery and pain management, to help you get back to work quickly. We treat spine, neck and other soft tissue injuries with the goal of total recovery for you. We also work with a variety of other medical professionals and physical therapists as needed to ensure the best outcome for our patients.
Personalized and Professional Care for Workers’ Comp Patients
From Dr. Mike Francis to everyone else in our office, the team of professionals at Francis Optimal Performance Chiropractic are dedicated to ensuring that you’re comfortable and that your treatment is working for you. We have experience working with work-related injuries as well as sports injuries and car accident victims. Our professional office staff know how to handle the details when it comes to processing insurance claims, so you get the care you need and deserve.
When you come to see us for your initial consultation we’ll review your medical history and the injury related to your workers compensation claim. Once we’ve done this, then we’ll begin the process of regular chiropractic care for you. We’ll track your progress along the way, making any changes to your treatment plan as needed. Our goal is to relieve your pain and to restore your mobility, so you can enjoy your life again.
Contact us for all of your chiropractic care needs. Whether you’ve been injured on the job, playing sports or you were the victim of an auto accident, we can help you get back to being pain-free and active. We also provide preventative chiropractic treatment to keep your soft tissue flexible. Preventative chiropractic care can help keep you from getting injured in the future and is a great way to stay healthy.
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