Worker's Compensation Specialist

Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center

Chiropractors & Rehabilitation Specialists located in Houston, TX

Many working men and women have little understanding of workers’ compensation until they need to use it. That’s what the care providers at Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Services are there for. As an approved workers’ compensation provider, they not only help you recover, but they also help you along the process. If you’re looking for a chiropractor that accepts workers’ compensation cases in Houston, Texas, reach out online or over the phone today.

Worker's Compensation Q & A

What do I do if I’ve been injured at work?

If you get injured at work, you need to notify your employer right away. You have 30 days to report the injury, or you may not be eligible for workers’ compensation.

Once you report the incident, the Texas Department of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) sends you a packet of information and forms concerning your case. You need to complete and return the DWC Form-041 that comes in the packet.

Meanwhile, you need to see a healthcare practitioner for your injury. In emergencies, you should use your best judgment and get to the hospital, if necessary.

Otherwise, you need to check with your employer’s insurance carrier to find an approved health care provider in their network and make an appointment. From there, you work with your employer, healthcare provider, and your employer’s insurance carrier to coordinate your pay and benefits.

Does workers’ compensation cover chiropractic care?

Yes. In Texas, workers’ compensation does provide reimbursement for chiropractic care. As an approved workers’ compensation provider, Progressive Therapy, and Rehabilitation Center offers chiropractic care for most workers’ compensation patients.

Among the top 10 reasons for workers’ compensation in Texas are strains and sprains, particularly to the back and knees. The chiropractors at Progressive Therapy specialize in diagnosing and treating these types of injuries, making them an essential part of your recovery.

What role does my chiropractor play in workers’ comp?

Your chiropractor’s role is to diagnose and treat illness or injury to your musculoskeletal system caused by a work incident. They help you manage your pain and recover from injury so you can return to work as quickly and safely as possible.

By treating you, your chiropractor becomes a member of your workers’ compensation team, along with your employer, your employer’s insurance carrier, and the DWC.

They also take care of the necessary documentation and accurate reporting required by the DWC and helps you navigate the often-tricky territory of workers’ compensation.

Once you complete treatment, your provider determines your medical Return to Work status. They either release you without restrictions or provides modification recommendations.

If you’re looking for a chiropractic workers’ compensation provider, contact Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center online or over the phone.