Work Injuries Specialist

Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center

Chiropractors & Rehabilitation Specialists located in Houston, TX

Most employers in Texas carry workers’ compensation insurance, but some don’t. Whether you’re insured or not, the doctors at Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center take care of your medical needs and follow the necessary medical protocol. They also help you regain function as soon as possible using the least invasive options. If you have a work-related injury, contact the Houston, Texas practice online or over the phone to discuss your options.

Work Injuries Q & A

What should I do if I got injured at work?

The first thing you need to do is notify your employer of the injury. In Texas, you need to report your condition within 30 days to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

Your employer then notifies their workers’ compensation provider, if they have one, and files a claim with the Texas Department of Workers’ Compensation (DWC).

The DWC sends you a packet of information, including DWC Form-041 which needs to be filled out and returned promptly.

If your injury is an emergency, you should report to the hospital right away. Otherwise, you need to make an appointment with an approved provider from your employers’ insurance network.

Your healthcare provider needs to know if your injury is work-related so they can handle the necessary protocol from their end.

If your employer doesn’t provide workers’ compensation coverage, you still need to report the injury. You may also choose to seek the services of a lawyer to help navigate your situation.

How can a chiropractor help if I’ve been injured at work?

A chiropractor’s primary objective is to help restore your health, including a normal function to the injured body part, as fast and safely as possible. They assess whether or not you’re capable of handling your work duties with or without modifications.

To help restore normal function, your Progressive Therapy chiropractor may use any combination of the following:

  • Chiropractic treatments: spinal manipulation, spinal decompression
  • Physical therapy: stretches, exercises, and assistive devices
  • Medical massage: manual soft tissue therapy
  • Counseling: exercise, diet, ergonomics, and posture guidance

Your chiropractor also helps take care of your workers’ compensation case and Return to Work documentation.

What kind of work injuries do you handle?

Their chiropractors specialize in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal issues. Some of the most common work injuries a chiropractor can help with include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Slipped discs
  • Back, neck, knee, or shoulder pain
  • Whiplash

To find out if the providers at Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center can help with your work injury, call or click to set up a consultation today.