Workers’ compensation helps you manage financially and medically when you’re unable to work because of an on-the-job injury or illness. If you suffer a workplace injury, talk to the board-certified specialists at Cleaver Medical Group Interventional Pain. At their offices in Dahlonega, Dawsonville, and Cumming, Georgia, their authorized workers’ comp doctors assess your injury and provide effective treatments so that you can get back to work. Call Cleaver Medical Group Interventional Pain today or book an appointment online to learn more about workers’ comp and successful rehabilitation.
Workers’ compensation (workers’ comp) is a government-mandated, employer-paid insurance program. It pays out if you get sick because of your job or suffer an injury at work.
Your employer contributes to a central fund covering workers’ comp insurance. Employees don’t have to pay into the fund to qualify for workers’ comp. It’s there to give you financial support if you’re losing income because you’re unable to work.
Every US state has its own workers’ compensation board. This organization oversees the fund, administering claims, making payments, and resolving disagreements. In Georgia, it’s the responsibility of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.
Workers’ comp payments are available to all employees. It doesn’t matter who’s fault it is that you suffered a work injury or illness. You’re still eligible to claim.
However, you don’t qualify for workers’ comp if you put yourself in danger by taking drugs or drinking alcohol, and it leads to an injury. Deliberately causing harm to yourself or someone else also excludes you from making a workers’ comp claim.
Acute injuries and overuse or repetitive strain disorders are most likely to trigger a workers’ comp claim. Examples include:
Including strained tendons, sprained ligaments, dislocations, and torn cartilage.
These can cause low back, neck, thoracic (upper back), and sacral pain and include conditions like herniated discs, sciatica, and radiculopathy (pinched spinal nerves).
This includes tendinitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist, and cubital tunnel syndrome in the elbow.
The Cleaver Medical Group Interventional Pain doctors are authorized by the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation to assess and treat patients making workers’ comp claims.
At your consultation, the doctor completes a thorough exam to evaluate your condition. They report their findings to the workers’ comp board, including treatment recommendations.
Cleaver Medical Group Interventional Pain offers conservative workers’ comp injury treatments and minimally invasive procedures according to your needs. These treatments include:
Workers’ comp treatment aims to relieve pain and restore function so that you can return to work without delay.
Call Cleaver Medical Group Interventional Pain today or book an appointment online if you need expert help with a workers’ comp claim injury.