What is workers’ compensation?
If you suffer an illness or injury at work that forces you to take time off and seek professional medical treatment, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation. Texas requires every employer to reimburse employees for any illness or injury sustained at work. They must provide compensation for lost wages and cover any medical expenses you incur.
Before you can seek workers’ compensation coverage, you must undergo an evaluation with a qualified provider. The team at Injury and Health Institute specializes in diagnosing and treating work injuries. They can perform your exam and help you complete any necessary paperwork to ensure you receive coverage if you qualify.
What can I expect from my workers’ compensation evaluation?
Evaluating an illness or injury that qualifies for workers’ compensation is similar to a routine visit. When you arrive, the team at Injury and Health Institute measures your height and weight before taking your vitals (blood pressure, temperature, and respiration rate).
Next, the team reviews your medical history and asks questions about your work-related health concerns. Standard questions may include:
- When did your illness or injury begin?
- What were you doing when the illness or injury started?
- What steps did you take immediately after sustaining your illness or injury?
- Have you tried any home remedies? If so, have they provided relief?
- How long have you had your illness or injury?
It’s important to answer each question honestly to compile an accurate assessment.
During the physical exam, the team evaluates your stamina, endurance, flexibility, and range of motion. They use these tests to pinpoint your area of pain and issue an accurate diagnosis.
Can my doctor help me find a lawyer for workers’ compensation?
As work and personal injury specialists, the team at Injury and Health Institute is committed to guiding you through the workers’ compensation process. They can recommend nearby lawyers they’ve worked with in the past to ensure you meet with a qualified professional.
The team’s patient liaisons can also manage your case and help you with documentation, phone calls, appointment scheduling, and more.
Call Injury and Health Institute today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about workers’ compensation.