Worker’s Compensation

No matter which line of work you’re in, you can get an injury on the job that can stop you from working effectively. At Foothill Pain Management in Glendale and the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, pain management specialist Christopher Charbonnet, MD, can evaluate the injury and treat it. The practice works with your employers, their insurance, and your attorney to make sure you get worker’s compensation and return to work in a timely manner. If you get a work-related injury, don’t hesitate to call Foothill Pain Management or book an appointment online today.

Workers’ Compensation Q & A

What are work injuries?

Work injuries happen in any line of work, whether you do manual labor or work at a desk. Some of them happen very suddenly and result in acute pain, while others develop over time because of repeated movements you make from day to day as part of your job. Some of the most common work injuries are:

  • Muscle strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Bone fractures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Cuts and lacerations

Workplace injuries can occur whether or not you’re doing your job correctly. Even with precautions in place like protective gear and ergonomic equipment, injuries can happen. If you get injured on the job, let your employer or supervisor know as soon as it happens (or as soon as you notice signs and symptoms).

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance all employers are required to carry. It ensures that all expenses for your medical care and your rehabilitation after a workplace injury are covered.

Plus, worker’s compensation makes up for the wages you lose while you heal from your injury and are unable to work. If you pass away as a result of your workplace injury, workers’ compensation also covers the cost of your funeral.

In the case of a workplace injury, you’ll need an evaluation from a medical provider shortly after the injury happens. Your provider at Foothill Pain Management can evaluate your injury and give all involved parties — including your employer and their insurance — the information they need to proceed with filing a workers’ compensation claim.

What happens during a physical exam for worker’s compensation?

When you come to Foothill Pain Management with a workplace injury, your provider gives a detailed evaluation of your injury, which may include imaging tests like X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging. This evaluation helps predict which treatments you’ll need and how long it will take your injury to heal.

Foothill Pain Management also provides treatments like nerve blocks or spinal cord stimulation to manage the pain associated with any workplace injuries. Treatments like these can help you get back to work quickly.

Your provider communicates with your employer and insurance throughout your treatment to keep everyone up to date on the status of your injury and recovery.

If you get an injury on the job, call Foothill Pain Management for workers’ compensation care today.