How do you know you should see a chiropractor for your worker’s compensation injury?
You’ve been injured on the job and filed a claim for Missouri Worker’s Compensation.
Ice, rest, and over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications are not reducing your pain.
Reducing the risk of surgery or taking stronger pain medications is important to you.
Recovering from your injury and preventing future ones is a primary goal.
What is the Missouri law about worker’s compensation and chiropractic care?
Accidents happen. Injuries occur at work. As an employer, Missouri law requires that employers provide reasonably required,“ medical, surgical, chiropractic, and hospital treatment, including nursing, custodial, ambulance and medicines” for employees injured on the job. This includes payment of treatment, deductibles, traveling expenses (up to 250 miles), and on-going medical examinations.
According to the Missouri Division of Worker’s Compensation, “Missouri law requires prompt payment of benefits at no cost to you if you sustain a work-related injury covered under the law.”
Seeking Worker’s Compensation Injury Services
What Should You Do If You Have Been Injured At Work?
1. Report Your Injury.
You should report any injury you sustain at work to your immediate supervisor and employer in writing. Be sure to include in your report:
- Your contact information
- First name and last name
- Phone number
- Email address
- About the injury
- What was injured
- Symptoms occurring as a result of the injury
- When, where, and how
- When the injury happened
- Where the injury took place
- How the injury occurred
If your employer does not have an accident or injury form available and you are a Missouri resident, you can use the state of Missouri’s form, WC-280 AKA Report Your Workplace Injury/Occupational Disease or Repetitive Trauma Injury form.
Once filled out, you should give the form to your employer and keep a copy of it for your records.
2. Seek medical treatment.
You should get an exam by a doctor after being injured and should tell your employer that you need to see a doctor if it is a result of an injury at work.
In the state of Missouri, employers have the right to select your physician for worker’s compensation cases. They should arrange your treatment and follow the proper paperwork with the Division of Worker’s Compensation.
For additional questions about worker’s compensation and worker’s rights in Missouri, visit the Division of Worker’s Compensation’s site by clicking HERE.
At Loehr Health Center, formerly Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we have experience assisting patients with worker’s compensation cases. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about chiropractic and discuss our approach to care. Our doctors will make sure you are comfortable with the recommended treatment plan before proceeding. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started.
What types of work injuries do you treat?
All patients receive a full examination and x-rays, if needed. Once a physician diagnoses your injuries, they will recommend a treatment plan for your specific injuries and case type. Our physicians help with a wide variety of injuries including:
- Back pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Herniated discs
- Improper posture and form
- IT bands
- Labral tears
- Limited range of motion
- Muscle strains
- Neck pain
- Nerve pain
- Soft tissue issues
- And more!
Your out-of-pocket cost will vary based on your health insurance benefits.
You can review the average cost of healthcare treatments and procedures in your area by visiting fairhleathconsumer.org. Upon enrollment at Loehr Health Center, formerly Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture, our financial office team will run your insurance benefits. Your benefits will be reviewed with you at your first appointment. your consent will be given prior to any treatment is given or fees incurred.
Do You Accept Worker’s Compensation Cases?
Yes, we accept worker’s compensation cases. Our goal is to support patients’ physical recovery after an accident at work.
- We work with employers, the Missouri Division of Worker’s Compensation, and attorneys on a daily basis to help patients process their claims and provide records they need for their individual worker’s compensation case.
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Worker’s Compensation Injury and Chiropractic FAQs
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