Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation2023-09-08T12:24:22-07:00

When you suffer an injury while you’re on the job, or you develop an illness or medical condition as a result of your job activities, you have the right to collect workers’ compensation. The team at Restore Health has years of experience providing care for patients with worker’s compensation claims. Their experience is essential because they know how to complete the required reports and submit them on time. If you need medical care for a work-related injury, call the office in Spokane or Richland, Washington, or book an appointment online today.

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Workers’ Compensation FAQ’s

What is workers’ compensation?2023-09-08T12:19:25-07:00

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that’s paid for by your employer and covers your medical and hospital expenses if you’re injured on the job. If you need to take time off from work due to your injury or work-related illness, workers’ compensation also pays a percentage of your wages.

In the state of Washington, you are obligated to notify your employer about your injury as soon as possible. Then they give you the information you need to know about getting workers’ compensation.

However, you have a time limit for filing a workers’ compensation claim. You must file a claim within one year after the day your injury occurred.

If you develop a work-related illness or medical condition, called an occupational disease, you have two years from the date a doctor or registered nurse notifies you in writing that you have an occupational disease.

What types of injuries does workers’ compensation cover?2023-09-08T12:22:34-07:00

The team at Restore Health treats many different types of work-related injuries, but the most common are:

  • Soft tissue injuries like muscle strains
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Being struck by an object
  • Accidents involving tools
  • Car or truck accidents
  • Crush injuries

Though your risk of an injury is higher in some occupations, you can sustain these injuries on any job and in every work environment. You could work in a quiet office but still slip on a wet floor, fall, and fracture a bone.

What should I expect from a workers’ compensation physician?2023-09-08T12:23:35-07:00

The team at Restore Health has years of experience providing care for workers’ compensation patients. Patients choose Restore Health because they:

Provide integrative and comprehensive care

Workers’ comp patients receive customized care and often benefit from the range of medical specialties and services available at Restore Health. The team offers medical care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, interventional pain management, and chiropractic services.

Complete workers’ compensation reports

In addition to needing great medical treatment, there’s another aspect to your care that’s important: completing the required paperwork. Your medical team at Restore Health promptly and accurately completes your workers’ compensation reports and submits all the paperwork on time.

If you need care for an injury or medical condition covered by workers’ compensation, call Restore Health, or schedule an appointment online today.

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