Worker Injuries In Ohio - How it works:
In the state of Ohio, there are special rules and regulations that employers must adhere to. Work injuries are regulated and managed by the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation (BWC). This system is beneficial but usually favors the employer when it comes to work injuries. Only a very small percentage of BWC certified providers truly understand BWC rules and regulations and the paperwork required to complete in order for the injured worker to receive the care in a timely fashion. Even fewer providers are trained or experienced enough to also fight denials they occur. This makes BWC care to patients unattractive for most providers due to the amount of paperwork required.
Injured Worker Rights:
As an Injured worker in the state of Ohio, you have many rights, including your choice of provider to help treat you and help manage the paperwork required. Finding the right provider who understand the system, can complete the required paperwork, and will help fight to get treatment and your claim handled is key! Many providers simply do not bother with the added work or are just unable to understand the complexities of BWC.
Why We are Different:
At NEOH Functional Rehab, our providers are on the side of the injured worker. Our decades of combined experience and having treated tens of thousands of injured workers ensures that the care our injured workers receive is right for them. We also take pride in understanding and completing all paperwork in a timely fashion as well as fighting when the care requested has been denied.
Other facilities often stop care once they are denied a request or simply provide the same treatment for all patients with the goal of getting as many visits covered as possible, without being concerned about the injured worker's ability to work/return to work and get back to pre-accident status.
These facilities often try 'maximizing' visits from worker's compensation without trying to get injured workers back to normal functional levels. This typically results in these offices being 'flagged' by BWC which often leads to denied treatment requests, increased hearing times as well as delayed care (that is often unnecessary).
Work injuries can be a horrible experience. From pain to financial detriment, they are not fun. Luckily, workers' compensation offers support to injured workers. This support may include financial reimbursement and access to medical care. It's important to choose healthcare providers who accept workers' comp, though. At NEOH Functional Rehab of Cleveland, OH, Dr. Alex Frantzis offers workers comp chiropractor services to patients who've suffered many types of injuries.
How Does Workers' Comp Work?
Workers' comp is a form of employer-provided wage and medical insurance. When an employee is injured, they generally exchange their right to sue their employer for this type of coverage. It can be enacted for short-term injuries and long-term disabilities. Workers' compensation is either paid for by the government or by the employer's insurance provider. Who will pay depends on the specific situation.
Choosing a Workers Comp Chiropractor
The most important factor in choosing a workers' comp chiropractor is making sure they take that form of payment. In Ohio, the only chiropractors that accept workers' comp are those certified to do so by the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation. It's also important that they're well-versed in treating work injuries. Ensure you're working with a quality provider who will fight on your behalf if you run into issues with the system.
At NEOH Functional Rehab of Cleveland, OH, Dr. Frantzis has your back all the way! He maintains an excellent quality of care and deals with all of the hoops that the Ohio BWC may impose. We treat patients by using a whole-body approach that gets to the root of the issue or injury. We most often treat patients with work and auto injuries, such as shoulder, back, neck, or knee pain, using cutting-edge techniques. Our team pulls from disciplines such as chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage therapy in order to design the best possible care plan for our patients.
If you've recently sustained an injury on the job in the Cleveland, OH, area, the team at NEOH Functional Rehab would be happy to meet with you. For any questions or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Frantzis, give us a call at the nearest location to you. For our Tremont office, call (216) 284-3077 or schedule online here. To reach our NorthCoast office, you can call (216) 721-9010 or schedule an appointment here. We look forward to working with you.