Workers' compensation laws cover employees who have been injured in the course and scope of their employment. A critical component of Florida's workers' compensation laws is compensation for reasonable medical expenses incurred by a covered employee. Dr. Alex Aqui at Aqui Chiropractic Clinic, LLC in Bartow, FL, has helped hundreds of patients who have been injured at work for nearly 20 years. We have gathered some of the questions that injured workers often have for Dr. Aqui.
Q. What types of work injuries do you treat?
A. Dr. Aqui has treated several workers for injuries suffered on the job that include neck and back injuries from slip-and-falls, trip-and-falls, spinal and soft tissue injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents, repetitive motion injuries, and torn muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Q. Does workers' compensation cover chiropractic care?
A. Chiropractic care and treatment can help heal a work injury. Depending on the nature of your injury, you are most likely covered by workers' compensation benefits, especially if you suffered a neck or back injury. An injured employee might even avoid surgery with the help of chiropractic treatment. Workers' compensation insurers like that.
Q. What if more than one or two chiropractic treatments are needed?
A. In most cases, more than a couple of treatments with our chiropractor will be needed. Both the Florida legislature and Florida workers' compensation insurers are aware of that. Chiropractic care and treatment is still a far better alternative to surgery. Check with your workers' compensation lawyer first, but our understanding is that an injured worker is allowed up to 24 chiropractic visits, or 12 weeks from the first treatment date, whichever comes first.
Q. What if I don't fit in under those timelines?
A. Again, check with your lawyer, but it appears as if further chiropractic care and treatment can be provided and paid for by the workers' compensation insurer if the adjuster who is assigned to your case authorizes the additional treatment.
Chiropractic Care in Bartow, FL
Make sure that you report your injury to your employer right away after you have been injured at work. If you have suffered a work-related injury, in Bartow or the surrounding area, call Aqui Chiropractic Clinic, LLC today at (863) 534-3288 to schedule a consultation. Our chiropractor, Dr. Alex Aqui will personally examine you and pinpoint the cause of your pain and discomfort. After that, he will discuss an appropriate treatment plan with you.