On the job injuries impact your life in a profound way. They can reduce or completely hinder your ability to complete normal duties both on the job and at home. They can negatively impact your finances and your future plans.
When looking for a care provider to treat your on-the-job injury it’s important to look, not only for a medical practitioner that specializes in the treatment of your specific injury, but also one that is experienced in navigating the worker’s compensation process.
At Adamson Chiropractic in Lacey, you will find that team. Dr. Nicole Adamson is a Washington State Labor and Industries preferred provider. This means that if chiropractic care is the best treatment option for your on-the-job injury, she will be on your team through the entire process.
In the case of an on-the-job injury, there are a few basic steps you will want to follow to make sure your worker’s compensation claim goes through as smoothly as possible.
Seek Medical Treatment Immediately
Whether it is simple first-aid or a visit to the emergency room or your normal care provider, an on-the-job injury needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. Dr. Adamson will be able to determine and confirm that your injury was in-fact sustained during and because of normal workplace duties, (an important component of the worker’s compensation process). She can also help determine when, or if, you should return to work and help you develop a treatment plan that will relieve your pain, increase your mobility and get you back to working comfortably in the shortest time possible.
Common causes of on the job-injuries include:
- Slips, Trips and Falls
- Poor Ergonomics
- Maneuvering Heavy Loads
- Equipment Misuse or Failure
- Improper Safety Training or Gear
Adamson Chiropractic has extensive experience navigating the sometimes-complicated worker’s compensation claim process. This is a great asset to you because correct forms reduce delays and reduce stress allowing you to heal faster.
Communicate with Your Employer
It is part of your employer’s responsibilities to ensure that you receive immediate medical attention after an on-the-job injury. They will also let you know if they are self-insured or if they are insured through Washington State Labor and Industries. The type of insurance does not affect your benefits, but it does affect the specific forms Dr. Adamson will complete when reporting on your injury.
File Your Claim
The most important part of all. After any on-the-job injury make sure to file your claim with either the Department of Labor and Industries or your employer, (depending on their insurance). Dr. Adamson can even help you open an old claim if a past on-the-job injury has worsened over time.
When looking for the best care for on-the-job injuries, look to Adamson Chiropractic in Lacey, an experienced and caring team that knows how important your job is and is armed with the knowledge and expertise to get you back there.