Chiropractic is an excellent means of dealing with workers compensation issues. If there's an injury on the job and you've gone down the traditional medical road to be treated, it may be time to give chiropractic a try. Chiropractors are professionals at dealing with underlying issues that potentially could be missed by medical doctors. Locating the source of your injury could be the difference between fixing an issue and living with something for a long period of time.
In addition to being professionals at uncovering underlying issues, chiropractors handle the healing process without the need for addictive pain pills and potentially risky surgery. If you've been injured at work, make sure to go see a chiropractor for an initial consultation.
About Worker's Compensation:
Workers’ compensation laws provide medical benefits to employees who are injured as a result of an accident, injury, or improper work environment. Workers’ compensation is designed to protect workers and their dependents against the hardships from injury arising from their jobs. It is intended to benefit the employee and employer alike. The employee receives medical benefits in exchange for forfeiting the common law right to sue the employer. The employer benefits by receiving immunity from court actions against them by the employee in exchange for accepting liability that is limited and determined. The question of negligence or fault is usually not an issue. In Idaho, almost anyone who works for almost any employer is most likely covered by workers' compensation. To be eligible, you must be an employee and that is someone who works for another under a contract of hire and receives a salary or hourly wage. You do not have to be employed full-time and more than one employer can employ you and it is not necessary that you have a written employment contract. Employees can include an illegal alien, minors and prisoners.
How Do I File A Claim?
You must immediately notify your employer if you sustain any type of injury at work. You should initially verbally tell your supervisor of the injury as soon as possible after you have been injured or realize you have a problem from the work you are doing. It is also important, but not mandatory, that you give your employer written notice of the injury within thirty (30) days after the date of your injury. If your injury developed over a period of time, you should notify your employer as soon as you have symptoms and realize that the problems are a result of your working condition.
Most employers have a standard form for reporting injuries, and if they do, you should make certain that you either personally fill out the form or make sure that your supervisor fills it out. When you report your injury, you are informing your employer that you have been injured, and this is different than filing a workers' compensation claim.