If you were involved in a work related injury, you more than likely qualify for compensation benefits. These benefits are usually not paid by your company, but by your company’s insured. Make no mistake; your healthcare insurance (which may or may not be provided by your company) is not your worker’s compensation insurance!
A work-related injury entitles you to treatment of choice. Your company or company’s insurance company may set up an independent medical examination (IME) to assess your current injuries, but that by no means is your choice in care. Now, you may choose to treat with that physician, but it is always our recommendations to get a second opinion.
Whatever kind of work you do, your job will more than likely cover you for any on-the-job injury. The best advise we can give you is always report your injury within twenty four hours to a supervisor and always seek immediate medical attention.
Our Chicago Physical Therapists and staff at Advanced Physical Medicine will work with you and the insurance company to ensure a return to optimal health. We will provide you with medical care through our multi-disciplinary approach.