Have You Been Injured At Work?
Oregon State Law requires all employers to carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance. This requirement protects employees from medical bills and loss of income from temporary and/or permanent disability for injuries sustained while on the job. The work-related activity that caused the injury must be a major contributing factor to the injury to be covered under the current statutes.
Many studies have shown that Chiropractic treatment is very effective in treating work-related injuries. As with other musculoskeletal injuries, the combination of Chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy, massage, and therapeutic exercises can speed recovery from an injury and a fast return to work activities.
If you have been hurt while fulfilling your work responsibilities, tell your employer. Your employer should file a report and inform you if there are any restrictions on where you may receive treatment. Next, seek appropriate evaluation and treatment for your injuries. Injured workers are allowed to receive treatment from a Chiropractor for treatment within 30 days following the injury. Treatment beyond 30 days is allowed when medically necessary and upon referral from a medical doctor.
The sooner you receive proper care after a work injury, the easier it is to avoid further pain and complications. Call our team at Vissers Chiropractic today to get started on the track to recovery.