When It Comes to Workers’ Compensation, We Work for Our Patients First

More than 140 million employees across the United States — or roughly 94% of the entire American workforce — are covered by workers’ compensation, a type of insurance designed to cover the cost of your medical care and rehabilitation should you be injured while on the job.

Here in Wisconsin, an astounding 97% of employees work for a company that provides workers’ compensation benefits. We see many of these patients at our offices in Racine and Kenosha. But why is this so important?

Workplace injuries and occupational illnesses are far more common than you may think, and you don’t have to have a physical job that involves heavy lifting or repetitive motion to get hurt on the job. Even an office worker with a desk job can slip and fall on a wet break room floor.

If you’ve been injured on the job, you don’t want to worry about whether your claim will be approved or denied; you want to focus on getting the treatment you need to recover and go back to work. That’s why, as dedicated physicians with your immediate health and long-term wellness in mind, we work for you, not your employer.

We offer expert guidance

Workers’ compensation is designed to protect both your health and your finances by covering the cost of the medical care and rehabilitative therapy for any injury or illness that results from a work-related incident.

Depending on your individual circumstances, you may also be entitled to certain wage loss benefits, disability payments, or payments for vocational rehabilitation training.   

Although it can be somewhat intimidating to navigate the claim process, it’s important to remember that Wisconsin operates a “no-fault” workers’ compensation program that requires your employer to provide prompt compensation for any work-related injury, regardless of whether the incident was your fault or due to employer negligence.

As seasoned experts in diagnosing, documenting, and treating work-related injuries, we can walk you through the claim process and give you the information and advice you need to file properly and manage your case from beginning to end.

We put your health first

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has worked tirelessly for more than four decades to improve workplace safety, and with much success. The incidence of work-related injury and illness has progressively dropped from a staggering 10.9 claims per 100 workers in 1972 to just 2.8 claims per 100 workers in 2017.

While these statistics are certainly commendable, on-the-job accidents and work-related overuse injuries remain an ever-present possibility for people in a wide variety of careers, ranging from police officers and firefighters to nurses, janitors, and truck drivers.

Acute injuries, such as the trauma caused by a slip-and-fall accident or the debilitating back pain brought on by lifting something heavy, still occur with relative frequency among US workers. Overuse injuries, which are more likely to affect employees who use their hands or arms to perform repetitive tasks, are also relatively common.

Whether you’re dealing with an acute trauma or an overuse injury, you want an experienced medical provider who can evaluate the nature and extent of your injury, provide a detailed diagnosis and prognosis, and offer a comprehensive treatment plan.

Here at Advanced Care Specialists, we take a multidisciplinary approach to injury treatment and rehabilitation that emphasizes noninvasive, conservative methods whenever possible.

Even if your initial trauma requires surgery, bracing, casting, or stitching, chances are we can help accelerate the healing process with massage, chiropractic care, spinal decompression, therapeutic exercise, physical therapy modalities like ultrasound or class IV laser therapy, and regenerative medicine.

We’re with you every step of the way

If you’ve been injured at work, remember — the state of Wisconsin gives you the right to see the medical provider of your own choosing. And once your claim has been approved, you’re also entitled to receive all the care you need to achieve optimal healing and manage any residual pain once the recovery process is complete.

Give our office in Racine, Wisconsin, a call today or use the easy online tool to schedule an appointment with one of our workers’ compensation injury experts any time. Our team is ready to help you heal and secure the benefits you’re entitled to receive.  

You Might Also Enjoy...