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Workers’ Compensation Chiropractor in Troy, Michigan

Workers’ Compensation Chiropractor in Troy, Michigan

Workers Compensation Chiropractor
Generally speaking, if an employee is injured while on the job¬†or¬†is hurt while¬†traveling for work, that employee is entitled to worker’s compensation benefits.¬†Workers’ compensation¬†benefits can be paid¬†in one of two ways¬†by an¬†employer:¬†directly to the employee or through an¬†insurance company.

Workplace injuries‚ÄĒsuch as¬†forklift accidents, injuries involving equipment that employees use daily, or slips and falls from a ladder or a roof‚ÄĒoften cause¬†debilitating and constant¬†back and neck-related pain. Chiropractors can help with these types of injuries;¬†they are specifically licensed and trained to treat them.

Visiting a chiropractor¬†is an excellent way to deal¬†with injuries and other workers’ compensation issues. If an employee has suffered from an injury while on the job and went down the traditional road to receive medical treatment‚ÄĒas in, visited an urgent care center or general practice¬†doctor‚ÄĒand found that it isn’t working out,¬†it might be time to give a chiropractor¬†a try. Chiropractors are medical professionals who are well versed in dealing with the underlying issues that could’ve¬†been looked over¬†by a general practice doctor. Locating¬†the exact source of the injury could make all the difference between solving the¬†issue or having to live¬†with it for a long time to come.

In addition to being experts¬†at uncovering the underlying reasons for pain, chiropractors often take care of the healing process, too. And they don’t administer¬†or recommend addictive pain pills or¬†risky surgeries. Scheduling that initial consultation with a chiropractor¬†is highly recommended if an employee has been injured while on the job.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Full workers’ compensation benefits are owed to any employee who is injured while on the job, and those benefits include all¬†necessary and reasonable medical care.

This can include:

  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Hospital services which include any necessary¬†medical and¬†surgical care
  • Orthopedic devices,¬†if prescribed
  • Hearing devices
  • Nursing care

The employee can continue to receive medical care under workers’ compensation benefits¬†until the¬†care is no longer needed, as long as it’s related to the initial¬†workplace injury.

Selecting a Doctor for Treatment & the Ten Day Rule

Under workers’ compensation law,¬†the employer has the right to choose the doctor during the first 10 days of medical treatment;¬†this means¬†an employee can’t¬†choose a¬†doctor of their¬†own until the first 10 days have elapsed. After 10 days, employees can choose a doctor¬†after¬†giving notice to their employer; however, they must supply them with¬†the provider’s name and the intended treatment.

Medical Billing & Workers Compensation Forms

Generally speaking, the chiropractor¬†or healthcare provider¬†will directly bill the insurance company. If the employee pays the physician, he or she¬†is entitled to a reimbursement from the insurance company or employer. See all the forms you’ll need for workers compensation here.

Why Choose Advanced Health Chiropractic?

Advanced Health Chiropractic¬†has an excellent¬†reputation, both with treating patients who have been injured while on the job and¬†with dealing with insurance companies and claims. We also understand the ins and outs of workers’ compensation and how it relates to employee benefits. Give us a call, or fill out our form to the right to schedule an initial¬†consultation with our experienced workers’ compensation chiropractor!