When you’re injured at work or you develop an illness or medical condition as a result of your job activities, you have the right to collect workers’ compensation. Roy Rivera Jr., PT, PhD, DPT, MCHES, Jordan Boyd, PT, DPT, CSCS, and the team at Crom Rehabilitation have extensive experience evaluating your injury, providing physical therapy for work-related injuries, and managing workers’ compensation claims. Don’t wait to seek help after an accident or injury. Call the office in Houston or Pearland, Texas, or book an appointment online today.
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that pays your medical bills for injuries, diseases, and illnesses that occur while you’re engaged in your typical work activities. The insurance also replaces some of your lost wages if your injury forces you to take more than seven days away from work.
The state of Texas currently allows private employers to choose whether they will carry workers’ compensation. However, most employers do offer insurance to their employees.
Though some occupations pose a higher risk, you can end up with an injury on any job. Some of the most common workers’ compensation injuries include:
Sprains, strains, and overuse injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome represent some of the top work-related conditions, but fractures, dislocations, and cuts are also common. The team at Crom Rehabilitation often helps patients with pain in the knee, lower back, and shoulders due to a health problem that occurred on the job.
The team at Crom Rehabilitation gives you a complete physical exam, evaluates your physical health, and assesses your strength and balance. Based on the type and severity of the injury, they create a physical therapy regimen to help you recover and get back to work as fast as possible.
Each person’s therapy is different because it’s based on their specific injury and the activities they perform at work.
As a general guideline, your physical therapy includes exercises to build strength and restore mobility, as well as functional training to restore the skills you need to return to work. In some cases, your therapy may include posture and ergonomic training.
The team at Crom Rehabilitation also completes all of the required workers’ compensation reports. They promptly submit your paperwork to ensure timely claims processing. They also communicate as needed with your case manager, employer, and attorney.
The sooner you seek physical therapy for a workers’ compensation injury, the faster you can heal, recover, and return to work. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book an appointment online today.