Whether you slip and fall on a wet floor, get hit by a falling object, hurt yourself while lifting a heavy load, or experience any other type of accident while on the job, your immediate concern is stopping the pain.
But soon afterward, you begin thinking about the ways this is going to add extra stress to your life: doctor visits, medical bills, out-of-pocket costs, and insurance companies.
At The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre, our team of experienced medical professionals understands that all of those worries can slow down your healing and may even make your condition worse. That’s why we help you navigate your workers’ compensation claim and manage the process more easily so you can concentrate on getting better.
Understanding workers’ compensation
Injuries and illnesses that occur at work or because of your work are fairly common. If you think you’re safe just because you sit at a desk all day, think again. Repetitive stress injuries, exposure to hazardous chemicals, and loose cables running along the floor all pose risks.
Although it’s prudent to be aware of your surroundings and do everything you can to stay safe and healthy, if something does go wrong, you’re not liable for the bills that accrue as a consequence.
The law requires your employer to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover workplace injuries and illnesses. More than 140 million employees in the United States — roughly 94% of the American workforce — are covered by workers’ compensation.
This insurance protects both your health and your finances by covering the cost of the medical care and rehabilitative therapy for any injury or illness that results from a work-related incident. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be entitled to certain wage-loss benefits, disability payments, or payments for vocational rehabilitation training.
Your health takes top priority
We’re health care providers first, so your immediate medical needs take center stage. We’re equipped and experienced to handle just about anything that happens to you.
Acute injuries happen in any line of work, but sometimes the injury happens gradually, such as overuse injuries that affect employees who use their hands or arms to perform repetitive tasks. Illnesses tend to be most common when the workplace involves hazardous chemicals or excess dust. And conditions like hearing loss can also be attributed to long-term exposure to loud noise.
Whatever type of condition you have, you want an experienced medical provider who can evaluate the nature and extent of your injury, provide a detailed diagnosis, and offer a comprehensive treatment plan.
Here at The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre, our team of diverse experts takes a multidisciplinary approach to injury treatment and rehabilitation that emphasizes noninvasive, conservative methods whenever possible.
We also help accelerate the healing process with massage, chiropractic care, spinal decompression, therapeutic exercise, bracing, orthotics, pain management, and surgery.
We guide you through the process
The last thing you want to do after you’ve been injured or while you’re ill is to endure the hassles of paperwork and policies. And that’s where we come in — we work for you, not your employer.
When you’re out of danger and your medical needs are addressed, we make sure you understand the ins and outs of the workers’ compensation process. We’re seasoned experts in evaluating, documenting, and treating work-related injuries, and we can walk you through the claim procedure and give you the information and advice you need to file and manage your case from beginning to end.
What to do next
If you’ve been injured at work, remember that you have the right to see the medical provider of your own choosing. And once your claim has been approved, you’re also entitled to receive all of the care you need to achieve optimal healing and manage any residual pain once the recovery process is complete.
But there are filing deadlines and paperwork to consider, so it’s important for you to partner with us as you recover. Call us or book an appointment online today to make sure you’re complying with all of the rules and regulations surrounding workers’ compensation in the state of Texas. We’re here for you.