Chiropractic Care after Work Related Injuries
If you have been injured while on the job in the State of Wisconsin, then you should know that you are allowed to receive Health Benefits without paying any out of pocket expense to your Doctor. Over 98% of all injuries in the state of Wisconsin are allowed some form of benefit to remedy their pain and suffering or if they become permanently or partially disabled. If you want more information about your rights or answers to other workers compensation questions because of the complexities of the system, we will recommend that you visit the State web-site located at:http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/wc/ to learn more about the workers compensation system.
What We Have To Offer
At Advanced Care Specialists in Racine, Wisconsin, we have Physicians who have specialized in the field of Work Injuries for over 30 years. You can count on an experienced team of staff and Physicians/Doctors who understand the system better than most. Your paper work and medical reports will be accurate, objective and timely. This is always in the patient’s best interest because it helps the insurance understand clearly the injury sustained which ultimately helps patients receive their disability benefits if they are off work. We have years of experience working with work related injuries whether it is a neck or back injury or extremity injury such as: wrist, carpal tunnel, shoulder, knee, or ankle. We have all the state of the art equipment to embrace and design a highly specialized treatment program for you that is painless, feels good when you receive it, and is very enjoyable for you when you come to your treatment sessions.
It isn’t our goal to keep you off work. To the contrary, we want to get you back as soon as possible, however we will not do so at the detriment of increasing the severity of your symptoms. We carefully and completely look over your current health objectively and then sit down with you personally to discuss the options available and approach that we recommend. We will always keep your best interest in mind not the best interest of the insurance company. We will work the best that we can with your employer to find a good fit for a restriction based return to work program in order to get you back to work in a timely fashion.
Some Important Steps To Take For A Successful Outcome To Your Workers Compensation Claim
Step 1: If you are hurt at work or become ill because of what you think is work-related exposure, you should immediately report your accident or ailment to your supervisor. Continue to keep your employer informed about any changes with your injury.
Step 2: If it is an emergency, you should seek first aid and medical attention immediately by going to the Hospital emergency room or call an ambulance. Once you have done this, then you may call our office and we will take care of the rest. If your treatment is less severe or life threatening but you are still suffering and need treatment, then call our office directly and schedule an appointment immediately and we can certainly take care of the rest.
Remember that delays can affect not only your health, but also possible compensation benefits. Your employer reports to its insurance company (or internal claims office if self-insured), who will report it to the Worker’s Compensation Division. You do not have to file a claim yourself if you reported the injury, your employer does this for you, it’s the law. If you report the injury but they still don’t listen to you or do not allow you proper medical care, CALL OUR OFFICE and we will file the report on your behalf with your employer and get you moving forward with the proper treatment and care that you are allowed.
Medical Benefits And You
Your medical costs will be paid at no cost to you. If you are injured at work and go to a facility who understands Workers Compensation like we do, then your medical benefits will be covered. Be certain to go to only experienced Physicians who understand the ins and outs of the Workers Compensation system and the laws relating to Wisconsin, as they can be very confusing. We work with Workers Comp specialists in every field so that there are no issues with proper documentation of your injury. Call our office today to have your Work Related injury evaluated.
Here is a list of treatments and other things that we offer, that are covered under the workers compensation system:
- All forms of PHYSICAL THERAPY
- All forms of PHYSICAL REHABILITATION
- All forms of CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT
- All forms of PHYSIO-THERAPY *(Ultrasound, Massage, E-Stim, etc)
- Computerized SPINAL DECOMPRESSIVE THERAPY
- Class 4 LASER-LITE THERAPY
- UNWEIGHING SYSTEM’s w/ Treadmill
- All forms of EXAM and X-RAY
- DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT and other Home Devices
- SURGERY and IMPLANTS
- MEDICINE and PRESCRIPTION MEDS
- CRUTCHES and BRACES
We offer much more and it is all covered at no expense to you.
Picking Your Own Doctor
You have the right to every type of treatment which is reasonable and necessary to correct your work related injury, as ordered by your doctor. This includes hospitalization, therapy, tests and prosthetic devices. Medicine is paid for as well, as is any reasonable travel expense necessary to receive treatment. But you also are allowed to choose your own Physician at least two times. After two, you must get approval from the insurance company and we can tell you with reasonable certainty that 99.9% of the time, they WILL NOT allow you to choose a third Doctor. The insurance company will have their doctors take over your care SO best to choose wisely since they work for the insurance company and not you. The insurance companies want complete control of your care and often times they will send you to their own specialist after they give you an Independent Medical Examination with one of their own Doctors. This is why it is so important to choose your worker’s compensation injury Doctor’s wisely from the start. This is why we recommend that you call us and come in for a free consultation, see our facility and meet some of our staff. We are pretty certain that once you are here, we will not only answer all your questions, but help you feel satisfied that you will finally receive the best treatment available with a competent team who knows the Workers Compensation laws of Wisconsin.
What If Your Injury Is Disputed
If you are having difficulty with your employer or you are not receiving the type of care you would like or just don’t know what to do, call our office and schedule an appointment to come down for a free consultation. We have been doing this a long time and will be able to assist you where we can. We work with some of the most respected Worker’s Compensation attorneys in the state who are highly specialized in the legalities of Worker’s Compensation disputes.
After a Worker’s Compensation specializing attorney accepts your claim, we will begin to treat your condition without any up front costs to you. We do require that each patient signs an agreement with our office that we are to be paid our full bill at the end of their case once it settles. This enables each patient to have the burden of paying any up front costs. In the rare and unfortunate event that you lose your case, you will still be responsible for your bills with our office and will have to pay them. We offer payment programs that are reasonable if this is to occur but it does not happen very often due to our expansive review of each case before taking them on.
We again invite you to our facility and hope that you decide to utilize our services if you have been injured or are just looking for a facility that can take care of any long standing pain or neuromuscular health condition that you may have been experiencing due to a Work Injury.
For more information on Worker’s Compensation visit their site at http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/wc/ or visit one of their locations noted below.
The Department of Workforce Development does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the provision of services or in employment. If you need this printed material interpreted or in a different form, or if you need assistance in using this service, please contact us. Deaf, hearing or speech-impaired callers may reach us through the Wisconsin Telecommunication Relay System (WI TRS).
Worker’s Compensation Division – Madison
Main Office, Claim Files
201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7901
Madison, WI 53707-7901
(608) 267-0394 (Fax)
Worker’s Compensation Division – Milwaukee
State Office Building
819 N. Sixth St, Room 330
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 227-4012 (Fax)
Worker’s Compensation Division – Appleton
Associated Bank Building
1500 N. Casaloma Drive, Suite 310
Appleton, WI 54913-8220
(920) 832-5355 (Fax)