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Odessa Chiropractor | Odessa chiropractic care | TX | Workers Compensation

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Odessa, TX 79762

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Workers Compensation

Chiropractic is an excellent means of dealing with workers compensation issues. If there's an injury on the job and you've gone down the traditional medical road to be treated, it may be time to give chiropractic a try. Chiropractors are professionals at dealing with underlying issues that potentially could be missed by medical doctors. Locating the source of your injury could be the difference between fixing an issue and living with something for a long period of time.

In addition to being professionals at uncovering underlying issues, chiropractors handle the healing process without the need for addictive pain pills and potentially risky surgery. If you've been injured at work, make sure to go see a chiropractor for an initial consultation.

Question #1
My employer is making me go to the company doctor.  Do I have the right to choose the doctor who will treat my new injury?
Answer:  In the aftermath of a work injury, it is common for injured workers to receive misleading information about their rights. This often comes from employers and their workers' compensation insurance company. You have likely been told that you have to see a doctor that your boss or the insurance company approves of. This is simply not true.

Regardless of what your employer or the insurance company may have told you, there is no requirement for you to stay in the health care network of their choice. Unless the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission says otherwise, you have the right to choose your own doctor. Your medical treatment is a vital part of your healing process after a work injury, and you deserve to have a doctor you trust helping you through your recovery.

Question #2
How do I file a claim?
Answer:  You should immediately report the injury to your supervisor, and should ask to complete a written accident report.  Be sure to obtain a copy of this report for yourself.  Note the names of any witnesses.  Make sure to list all body parts injured.  Then seek medical attenetion as early as possible.  When you do so, provide a detailed description of your job and the manner in which you were injured.

Question #3
Should I file a Workers' Compensation claim?  Why can't I bill my private insurance?
  Yes, you should file a workers' compensation claim.  Your private insurance will not cover injuries that appear to be work related.  If you cahnge jobs, your insurance is likely to change.  A new insurance carrier may not cover problems that appear to be pre-existing. A workers' compensation claim will remain open, however, even if you change jobs.

Odessa Chiropractor | Workers Compensation. Dr. Mason Steen is a Odessa Chiropractor.