Workmen’s Comp Injuries
States across the nation have been restructuring their workers’ compensation systems, with disastrous consequences for many of the hundreds of thousands of people, who annually suffer mild, to moderate, to serious injuries in the workplace.
In some states, the cuts have been so drastic that injured workers have suffered substantial financial burdens. In other states, workers spend years battling insurance companies for the surgeries, prescriptions costs and basic help which their doctors recommend. Lofty promises by ‘sympathetic’ attorneys, regarding substantial compensation “for your pain and suffering”, rarely occur unless you have been maimed, disfigured or suffer the loss of neurological or musculoskeletal functioning.
The Guidelines for Payment of a Work Injury Rehab Program
First of all, the physical therapy treatment needs to be ordered by your treating physician, and the insurance company must give approval. If you don’t get approval for work injury rehab, there are some steps you can take to get the treatment approved.
- Ask the doctor’s office to file a Form WC-205 requesting approval
- File a Form WC-PMT to get treatment approved
- Request a hearing in front of a judge to get approval
- Get a worker’s compensation attorney
- Common Worker’s Compensation Injuries
Physical Therapy and Workplace Injuries
People who have been injured on the job have a unique set of circumstances. Often, returning to work is a necessity for the person’s family. A physical therapist will develop a treatment plan that is specifically targeted for your circumstances and injury. Goals are set up, and your physical therapist will help you achieve these goals. This healthcare professional is your coach and partner in returning back to work. Treatment may include manual therapy, stretching, specific exercises and joint mobilization. Physical therapy is a holistic treatment that often combines multiple modalities for recovery.
If you’ve been injured in the workplace, be sure to request an appointment for a full assessment or You can Call Us at Libertyville, IL Center. Our physical therapists are skilled and committed to your recovery.
Power In Motion Rehab specializes in acute and chronic workplace injuries that range from mild to severe. Our objectives are 1). To return you to your previous level of function and 2). To enable you to safely return to your workplace, with the least disruption in your personal life and financial stability. Repetitive strain and overuse injuries, back, neck, carpal tunnel, and sciatica, are but a few of the all too common workplace injuries, which Our physical therapists have successfully treated and remediated for workers.