Workplace injuries affect more than 2.7 million people in the United States annually. At Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain in LaGrange, Georgia, experienced pain management physicians, can diagnose and treat your injury to help you return to work as quickly and safely as possible. Call the office today or request an appointment online to learn more about workers’ compensation.
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation provides medical care and wage benefits for employees who suffer an illness or injury at work. There are typically four categories your benefits can fall into lost wages reimbursement, medical coverage, rehabilitation, and death of a loved one.
You must undergo testing and treatment from a qualified workers’ compensation doctor to seek reimbursement.
Why might I need workers’ compensation?
Employees can file for workers’ compensation immediately after sustaining a work-related illness or injury. Most people begin receiving benefits within 21 days of informing their employer.
While workers’ compensation does provide benefits for employees, it also protects employers against liabilities. That’s why finding a doctor experienced in these claims is important to ensure you receive proper reimbursement to heal and return to work quickly.
What is a workers’ compensation doctor?
Navigating the workers’ compensation process can be a challenge for employees and their employers. If you’ve recently experienced an injury or illness that you believe workers’ compensation insurance should cover, a proper diagnosis from a qualified physician is essential to ensure you receive maximum benefits.
As an experienced workers’ compensation practice, the providers at TDI Pain can help guide you through the process. This includes:
What types of injuries fall under workers’ compensation?
Workplace illnesses and injuries commonly occur on-site at physically demanding jobs. Careers that involve heavy lifting and operating large machinery are especially vulnerable to workers’ compensation claims. However, these incidents can also occur in offices, hospitals, and other job sites that don’t usually demand high physical strength.
The most common workplace illnesses and injuries include:
Reach out to TDI Pain if you have a workers’ compensation injury that needs to be treated.
Call Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain today or request an appointment online to learn more about workers’ compensation.