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Can you get workers’ compensation for a herniated disc?

On Behalf of | Jul 1, 2024 | Workers' Compensation |

If you’ve suffered a herniated disc due to a work-related incident, you might wonder if you’re eligible for workers’ compensation. The good news is that in many cases, you can receive workers’ compensation for a herniated disc. Here’s what you need to know about the process.

Qualifying for workers’ compensation

To qualify for workers’ compensation, you must prove that your herniated disc is a result of your job duties. This injury can happen suddenly due to an accident or develop over time from repetitive motions, such as lifting heavy objects or constant bending. Report the injury to your employer as soon as possible to start the claims process.

Medical evaluation

A medical evaluation is crucial for your workers’ compensation claim. A doctor will diagnose your herniated disc through physical examinations and imaging tests like MRIs or X-rays. This medical evidence is necessary to support your claim and determine the extent of your injury.

Benefits you may receive

Workers’ compensation benefits for a herniated disc include medical treatment, wage replacement, and rehabilitation services. Medical treatment covers doctor visits, medication, physical therapy, and possibly surgery. Wage replacement provides partial compensation for lost wages if you cannot work due to your injury. Rehabilitation services help you recover and return to work.

Filing a claim

File a workers’ compensation claim with your employer’s insurance company. Complete the required forms and provide all necessary medical documentation. Follow up on your claim to ensure they process it correctly and promptly.

Navigating workers’ compensation

A herniated disc can be a severe and debilitating injury, but if it occurs as a result of your job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Understanding the process ensures you receive the medical treatment and benefits needed for recovery.