Allow us to begin with some general information regarding workers compensation. Workers compensation is designed to provide benefits to employees who have been injured at work through a no fault system. This basically means that to establish liability, the employer and the employee do not need to prove negligence on either side as a defense to a claim.
Work related injuries include conditions caused, aggravated, or accelerated by the activities performed on the job. These injuries include traumatic, gradual, or even occupational disease. For example, traumatic injuries may include an auto accident while driving between work sites. Gradual injuries may include occupational exposure at the workplace from toxins like gases, fluids, chemicals, and molds. Occupational diseases would include, but is not limited to TB or valley fever.
The only thing the employee must prove is that the injury was caused due to job activities and were a “substantial contributing factor” in the need to seek medical attention.
Workers compensation provide four very basic types of benefits. These benefits include wage loss, compensation for the loss of use of part of the body, medical benefits, and vocational rehabilitation services.
In Minnesota, the worker’s compensation statue entitles injured employees to reasonable and necessary medical treatment. For your reference, this is Minnesota Statutes 176.135 Subd. 1. This basically means that your employer is required to provide for any medical, psychological, chiropractic, podiatric, surgical and hospital treatment if you are injured on the job.
If you are injured on the job, Universal Care Clinics can provide a great place to begin healing. We specialize in auto and work injuries using high-level training that accurately finds the injured area, allowing you to hopefully heal quicker, making you feel better faster.
If you’re ever unsure of anything when it comes to getting workers compensation and chiropractic treatment, we are here to answer any questions you may have.
We pride ourselves in obtaining any and all knowledge we can to help provide our patients with not only exceptional treatment, but answers. We firmly believe that treatment is most effective when everyone understands every dynamics of their specific situation.
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