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Workers Compensation

Advanced Pain Management

Pain Management Specialists located in Evans, GA & Thomson, GA

In 2017, private industry employers in Georgia reported that nearly 3% of their employees suffered work-related injuries or illnesses, with about one-third severe enough to need time away from work. When you need medical care from a team that understands and supports workers’ compensation, you can depend on the physicians at Advanced Pain Management in Evans, Georgia. They provide comprehensive pain management, physical medicine, and rehabilitation that help you return to living a productive life. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature.

Workers Compensation Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that pays to treat any injury or illness that occurs while you’re engaged in assigned duties during work hours. You’re not covered, however, if your injury was the result of alcohol or drug abuse, or misconduct, such as fighting on the job. 

Under Georgia law, every employer who has three or more employees is required to provide workers’ compensation. Additionally, you’re automatically covered from your first day on the job. 

What does workers’ compensation cover?

Workers’ compensation pays for all authorized doctor and hospital bills, physical therapy, and prescriptions. The insurance covers medical or vocational rehabilitation if needed for you to return to work. You’re also entitled to weekly compensation benefits if you can’t work for more than seven days.

How do I file a workers’ compensation claim?

The first step is to immediately report the injury to your employer. If you wait longer than 30 days, you may forfeit your right to benefits.

The next critical step is to get medical care as soon as possible. You’ll need to choose an approved doctor, which includes the team at Advanced Pain Management. 

The doctors at Advanced Pain Management provide the support you need to ensure you receive your workers’ compensation benefits, including: 

  • Scheduling a same-day or next-day appointment following your injury
  • Completing a thorough initial report with a treatment plan
  • Quickly providing ongoing exam notes and reports following each checkup
  • Regularly communicating with your employer and case manager
  • Submitting detailed work status reports with an estimated return to work and restrictions

What services do pain specialists provide for workers’ compensation? 

The doctors at Advanced Pain Management have extensive experience diagnosing and treating virtually every work-related injury resulting in neck, back, arm, leg, joint, and abdominal pain. These are a few examples of work-related injuries they frequently treat:

  • Muscle strain
  • Ligament tears
  • Joint damage
  • Herniated or damaged discs
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Back injuries from falls
  • Nerve damage

Your doctor creates a customized treatment that draws from interventional pain management, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and the judicious use of medication.

Whether you’re injured due to lifting, carrying, falling, repetitive motion, or an accident involving tools or vehicles, the care you need is available at Advanced Pain Management. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature.