Arron has been a faithful employee at the US Postal Service for 27 years. He has never missed a day of work and is always willing to cover sick coworkers or lend a helping hand. He deals with a lot of heavy packages, and is used to the physical demands of his job. Arron is pretty good at protecting his health and always uses necessary lifting equipment, like a back brace. His bosses are alright and the hours are fine, which is why Arron has stayed with them for as long as he has. One Friday, toward the end of his shift, Arron lifted an extremely large box, but as he did he turned to the side to avoid knocking into another object. That movement, that slight twist sent him screaming into fits of pain. He set the package down and was merely trying to breathe through the pain that was now pulsing through his veins. He told his boss he needed to go home early to lie down and his boss told him to take the next few days off to rest.
As a federal worker, Arron can open a workers’ compensation claim and receive treatment for the injuries he sustained on the job. Workers’ compensation claims for Federal workers can be filed with the employer. Arron needs to file a claim immediately and then call RxWellness Spine & Health in Herndon Va to set up a consultation. There is a good chance that the twist injured his soft-tissue muscles as well as caused some subluxations in the spine. A few days’ rest may give the soft tissue the time they need to heal, but he also needs to have a trained chiropractor examine the spine to ensure there are no long-term damages. When you set up a consultation with the RxWellness Spine & Health chiropractic team, we can complete all necessary exams to make sure the spine is healthy or begin immediate treatment if we discover something is wrong.
Workers’ Compensation Claim for Federal Workers
According to Benefits.gov, “the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provides coverage to federal civilian employees who have sustained work-related injuries or disease by providing appropriate monetary and medical benefits and help in returning to work.” They go on to explain that “medical benefits provided to injured federal employees under the FECA include payment for reasonable and necessary medical treatment for the work-related injury ” So if you are a federal employee and were injured on the job, then your job may be responsible for providing the compensation you need to get better.
Contact RxWellness Spine & Health with your workers’ compensation claim number and we will help you receive the care you need, as well as contact the responsible party and seek payment for your medical expenses. If you are unsure of the next steps, give us a call and we will guide you through the entire process.
How Do I Know If I Qualify for Workers’ Compensation
The worker’s compensation commission clearly states that to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, “an employee must have received an accidental personal injury while working (‘on the job’).” The benefits cover the cost of medical expenses and lost wages until the employee is deemed well enough to return to work. If your claim is approved, the cost of your medical benefits is usually covered by either your employer or their insurance.
Workers’ Compensation Claim for Federal Workers at RxWellness Spine & Health
At RxWellness Spine & Health Herndon, we are credentialed to handle workers’ compensation claims for Federal employees. We take the health and wellness of our federal workers very seriously, and will always do everything possible to ensure they receive the best care plan available. If you are a federal employee and were injured on the job, you can call us with your claim number. We will work hard to get your necessary treatment covered by the responsible party. When you work with RxWellness Spine & Health, we will handle the headache and paperwork, so you can focus all your attention on recovery.
You will be working with a knowledgeable chiropractic team who will explain any complications or concerns they discovered from your x-rays. Once they’ve completed tests and have diagnosed the problem, they will then draft your recovery plan. This plan will consist of recommended treatments and may include services like spinal adjustments, massage therapy, spinal decompression, STIM, or any combination of other treatments the chiropractors believe will help with your recovery. They will also outline a tentative end date, which may change depending on your response to the care plan.
Our Herndon care team will always try to promote an open and honest communication style to keep you fully informed about your progress as well as what to expect from each appointment. We always encourage you to ask questions, provide feedback, or express any concerns you may have about any recommended services. The more information you provide about your experience, the better we can adjust your care to fit your unique needs.
If you are ever injured on the job, then it is highly recommended that you file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer immediately. Once you’ve filed that claim, simply contact RxWellness Spine & Health with your claim number and let us take care of the rest. Your spinal health is extremely important, and even something seemingly small can create a problem years down the road. Do not rely on pain to alert you when something is wrong, let us help you correct any problems before they become painful. We have locations located in Herndon and across Northern Virginia and Maryland. If you have any questions, you can give us a call at 1+(703) 904 9666 or book a consultation online. We are located at 950 Herndon Pkwy Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20170.