Work Injury

The Difference Between a Work Injury and an Accident Injury

Many small businesses often assume the local hospital is the only place that can be relied on for work injury treatment. However, this is not true. Any licensed medical hospital, clinic, or office can provide medical help for injured workers.  Here at Sarasota Chiropractic we provide treatment for different work injuries and accident injuries every day.

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Work Injury Response

Workplace injuries tend to be one of the most expensive, unplanned costs for employers and employees alike. Unfortunately, accidents can happen in a multitude of ways. Lifting heavy materials wrong, getting into a vehicle accident on a delivery or trip, falling down stairs, suffering an injury caused by heavy machinery, or even doing the same task over and over too many times in a day will all cause injuries. When work injuries happen, it's rarely fixed by a simple matter doctor’s visit and a prescription for medicine. Many work injuries can result in extended time loss, semi-permanent changes to a person's body, or even permanent losses of mobility and function. That is why any medical office involved with work injuries has to provide both the requisite medical care for injured patients as well as the needed paperwork to document everything involved.

Employers Have Requirements That Must Be Met for Workplace Injuries

Almost every state in the U.S. requires its employers to provide medical coverage for their injured workers. This is not a new requirement. Workers' compensation provisions by employers have been workplace requirements for decades.

But how is an injury confirmed as a work injury? That’s where the related paperwork comes in. Workers compensation case processes require responding medical officers to confirm and validate injuries, the extent of damage, and the necessary recovery path from a licensed medical perspective. This then provides an objective validation of the injury suffered by the employee and the related coverage needed.

Receive Chiropractic Care from a Provider Who Understands Both Sides of a Work Injury

Sarasota Chiropractic regularly sees patients for both workplace injuries and non-work accident conditions involving back, skeletal, and muscular mobility issues. Providing chiropractic services from adjustments to maintain musculoskeletal alignment to physical therapy for recovery, Sarasota Chiropractic’s expert staff is well-experienced in both what is needed for physical recuperation as well as validation of work injury treatment for employers. There is no guessing or surprises. Patients receive exactly the treatment needed for their work injuries, and employers receive the necessary documentation to keep workers’ compensation paperwork straight. To find out more about how Sarasota Chiropractic can help your injury or employee program, give us a call at 941-924-9892 to find out more. Our reception staff are available to help guide you to the right detailed information or to connect you with one of our medical experts to discuss further.