When you’re injured on the job or have a medical condition related to your employment duties, you want information about recovery, return to work, and, of course, workers’ compensation. At Endeavor Physical Therapy & Wellness in Manor, TX, you’ll receive guidance every step of the way, so you safely return to work at the right time. Let’s learn more about how workers’ compensation can help when you get injured on the job.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a set of federal and state-specific laws that protect people hurt or disabled on the job because of their occupational tasks or workplace safety issues. For instance, you may tear a rotator cuff in a fall from a ladder, or you may suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome due to the repetitive motions involved in data entry or using construction tools.
Workers’ compensation laws ensure you receive monetary reimbursement for your lost wages and inability to work. Medical care claims are paid, benefits for dependents are awarded in the event of death, and coworkers and employers are protected within prescribed liability limits.
Workers’ compensation sets forth rules for filing a claim. Each state is different regarding filing requirements, deadlines, and benefits for both the worker and the employer.
In short, besides dealing with your injury or condition, you must know the details of workers’ compensation, so you receive the wages and medical benefits you are entitled to. That’s where the team at Endeavor Physical Therapy & Wellness in Manor, TX comes in.
How Our Workers’ Compensation Experts Can Help Your Recovery
From a medical standpoint, your road to recovery begins with a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE). One of our highly-trained providers will review your medical assessment report and perform objective tests of what you can and cannot physically perform. Your provider will guide you through a series of tasks related to your job. They also will develop a plan for:
- Return to work
- What tasks you may and may not perform safely
- What assistance you may need due to physical limitations, such as pain, flexibility, and the ability to grasp, sit, or stand
Your provider will communicate the results of your FCE to you, your primary care physician, and the company handling your workers’ compensation claim. They will also provide periodic progress reports on your condition, as well.
At our physical therapy facilities, our providers focus on better work practices and the prevention of acute and chronic injuries. Strength training, ergonomics, balance, flexibility, full range of motion, and reduction/elimination of pain are our treatment priority goals.
How Our Workers’ Compensation Team Assists With Your Claim
When we receive a workers’ compensation claim and request for treatment, we expedite seeing you by scheduling your first appointment quickly–in most cases within 24 hours of receipt of the claim.
This quick action ensures quick treatment, as well as a smooth paperwork trail. Plus, we interact with many government entities, insurance companies, and even places of employment to recommend safe work practices and reliable return to work protocols.
When you see us for your initial evaluation, be sure to have your physician referral, insurance information, including claim number and contact for the adjuster and employer, and the date of your injury.
Workers’ Compensation at Endeavor Physical Therapy & Wellness in North Texas
If you have seen your doctor for a work-related injury, please follow up with us right away. We’ll start on your claim and treatment plan.
Call us for an appointment at (512) 284-7192, or request an appointment online. We want to help you get healthy, safe, and able to work!