Workers' Compensation Physical Therapy
A workplace injury can be a big setback. In addition to the injury recovery, you may have to deal with a compensation claim, the approval process for your medical treatment, and obtaining legal advice.
If you are in the Tri-State area, JAG-ONE Physical Therapy can provide you with a supportive and welcoming environment for pre-injury and post-injury physical therapy, as well as post-offer employment testing and functional capacity (fit for duty) evaluations.
Our professional physical therapists and friendly staff will support your efforts to reduce pain and get your life back to normal following the trauma of a workplace injury.
JAG-ONE PT Workplace-Related Services
- Post Offer Employment Testing — We offer screening to ensure that workers are able to complete the physical tasks necessary for their jobs.
- Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) — Our experts can evaluate employees to ensure that they do not have any conditions that would prohibit them from performing basic physical job duties.
- Workers' Comp Physical Therapy: Post-Injury — Our licensed physical therapists can provide care and guided therapeutic exercise so that you can recuperate, avoid chronic pain, and recover from your injury.
- Workers' Comp Physical Therapy: Pre-Injury — We also provide a wellness and exercise program that helps workers avoid injuries and maintain the physical ability and fitness necessary to perform their jobs.
How to Get Workers' Compensation
To receive the necessary medical care and physical therapy, you need to be proactive. You should notify a supervisor after an acute injury occurs or as soon as you become aware of an injury from repetitive motion. If you do this quickly, it can help with the approval process.
If your injury is severe, you will get acute care from the emergency room first. After this initial treatment, you have to go through the workers' compensation benefits process.
You need to document the necessary medical evidence and file the correct paperwork to qualify for compensation payments. Your employer usually has to file the necessary documents with the compensation insurer to ensure you get coverage.
Will You Need Physical Therapy for a Workplace Injury?
The final step after a workplace injury is to ensure that you regain all functional abilities and a full range of motion. The last thing that you want to do is to deal with ongoing chronic pain when you return to work.
This is why chiropractic care or physical therapy treatments are often part of your workers' compensation benefits.
It is important to work with a board certified physical therapist who can provide a high standard of care and guide you through therapeutic exercises. We provide personalized plans for each of our physical therapy patients.
How Can Physical Therapy Help You Recover?
Your physical therapists may create a treatment program that includes exercise in conjunction with treatments to manage pain and ensure full patient rehabilitation.
Workers' compensation physical therapists will document your progress. They may also teach you basic exercises during your initial visit so that you can perform them on your own or via a telemedicine appointment.
At JAG-ONE PT, our diligent staff can tailor a treatment program that fits your needs and helps you achieve the necessary functional improvement to return to normal activities.
We can spend time with patients to decide on an effective plan. We offer hands-on physical therapy, telemedicine, and well-equipped rehabilitation centers to meet your needs, whatever they might be.
More Workers' Compensation FAQs
What are common workplace injuries?
The most common workplace injuries are slipping or falling, a vehicle or equipment accident, or repetitive stress from performing the same motion repeatedly.
What does workers' compensation cover?
Workers' compensation covers medical care, physical therapy services, and wages lost while you recover.
What does workers' compensation not cover?
Workers' compensation does not cover injuries from employee negligence or intoxication or injuries that occurred off the job site. Therefore, you typically need medical evidence to prove how and when your injuries occurred.
Does workers' comp pay for physical therapy?
If physical therapy and other medical services are necessary to fully recover, then it will likely be covered under your workers' comp.
Are video visits with a physical therapist online covered by workers' compensation?
Yes, video visits can be covered if they are part of your medical treatment plan.
What can I do to get my physical therapy approved?
You need to prove your injury occurred during the regular course of your job, and you must show that therapeutic exercise is a necessary aspect of your curative care plan.
Get Professional Workers’ Comp Services in NY, NJ & PA
At JAG-ONE PT, we have extensive experience and offer a full range of workplace-related physical therapy services. You can start a treatment plan with JAG-ONE physical therapists as soon as possible after your injury, or a proactive pre-injury program to prevent on-the-job injuries before they happen.
Employers can be proactive and expedient with their workers’ compensation programs, thorough JAG-ONE PT’s Post-Offer Employment Testing and Functional Capacity Evaluations (fit for duty testing).
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