Cameron works a warehouse job that he doesn’t particularly care for, but it provides for his basic needs and allows him time with his family. He spends eight hours a day lifting, bending, and reaching for heavy boxes. He tries to remember the important basics of lifting heavy objects, like bending at the knee and not twisting while carrying something heavy. The company he works for is extremely busy, the demands for efficiency are high, and there is hardly ever any time to take a break. About a week ago, Cameron was climbing on a ladder to store a package for a later delivery, however, his foot slipped and he fell off the ladder with the box tumbling on top of him. He was in so much pain he could barely move and has been unable to return to work since.
Slips and falls are among the most common types of workplace injuries but are only a fraction of the catastrophes that can result from working at any company. If you find yourself in a similar situation as Cameron, then contact RxWellness Spine & Health in Rockville and provide us with your claim number. We will process your workers’ compensation claim and get your medical expenses handled by the party responsible for the injury.
What Is a Workers’ Compensation Claim
A workers’ compensation claim is a dispute that an employee can file if they believe they suffered an injury as a result of performing their outlined duties. The Worker’s Compensation Commission specifically states that “if a worker believes they have sustained a compensable injury, an Employee Claim may be filed with the Workers’ Compensation Commission to receive a determination regarding the type and amount of any benefits to which the worker may be entitled.”
Common Types of Workplace Injuries
Some of the most common types of workplace injuries are listed below:
- The stretching or tearing of the muscle or the tissue that connects the muscles to the bone.
- The stretching or tearing of the ligaments, generally causes pain and swelling.
- Bleeding under the skin as a result of intense trauma to a specific area.
- Can be identified by redness, swelling, or pain in an affected area.
- Can be caused by trauma or overuse, and are categorized by a crack or a break in the bone.
- Repetitive stress
- Occurs from performing the same task over and over, resulting in muscles and joints responsible for that motion to wear quickly.
How Do I Know I Need Chiropractic Care
You know you need to see a chiropractor if you slip and fall at work or sustain any type of injury that causes you any amount of pain. When you visit a chiropractor they will be able to determine if everything is okay or if you need to receive treatment. It is important that you are proactive in your recovery and you act fast on filing a claim to receive the treatment you need, especially when there is often a cut-off point for when a worker’s compensation claim can be filed.
For example, if you slipped and fell at work and injured your back, you might rest at home for a few days, which will give the injured soft tissue time to heal. You might then decide that since you feel better after a few days of rest, you don’t need to bother filing a claim or receiving a medical examination.
However, if you had gotten an examination, your chiropractor would have informed you that the fall at work had caused a slight misalignment in the spine, and would have advised you to receive adjustments immediately. Unfortunately, you never filed a claim, you never visited your doctor, and you never received treatment to correct the misalignment.
Five years later, you find that while doing any type of simple movement you experience chronic mid-back pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion. At this point, filing a worker’s compensation claim is no longer an option, but it probably wouldn’t have crossed your mind that a slip and fall five years ago is the reason for the pain you’re in now.
RxWellness Spine & Health
When you work with the RxWellness Spine & Health Rockville team, you can expect quality service that allows you to focus on your recovery. When you provide us with your workers’ compensation claim number, we will work hard on getting your medical needs covered by the responsible party and will also help you receive compensation for lost wages.
When you work with our care team, you will be working with some of the best chiropractors in the country, who will listen as you describe your discomfort and then recommend the best course of action to help you see improvement. They will determine any areas of spinal misalignment and then provide pinpointed adjustments to correct the issue, reduce compression on the nerve, and improve neural communication pathways.
You can also expect to receive care from some of the best massage therapists available. They will follow the guidelines of the chiropractor and target the muscles that will provide the most benefit to the adjustments. Both your chiropractor and massage therapist will work together to create a plan that targets both the affected areas of the spine and the affected muscle.
In addition to chiropractic care and massage therapy, we also offer treatments that include dry needling, spinal decompression, cupping, scraping, STIM, and so much more. When you work with the RxWellness Rockville care team, they will combine various services that will offer you the best chance of recovery.
Contact Us With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Number
If you are injured on the job, it is important to begin receiving care immediately. The smallest injury can result in long-term pain and discomfort if not healed properly. So your first steps after an injury should be to notify your supervisor, file a claim, and contact RxWellness Spine & Health with your workers’ compensation claim number. It may not be enough to rest at home until you feel better because soft tissue injuries may heal within a few days, but spinal misalignment and subluxation may never heal without the help of a spinal adjustment. Any imbalances or weak spots in the spine can contribute to significant discomfort years down the road, so contact RxWellness Spine & Health in Rockville, Md and let us help you. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (240) 556-5721 or book a consultation online. We are located at 15001 Shady Grove Rd Suite 140, Rockville, MD 20850.