Workers comp injury treatment clinic, DC Chiropractic Center, is a chiropractic office serving the greater Salem metro area. Dr. Daniel O. Cook, D.C. has been providing chiropractic treatment for over ten years. Dr. Cook has successfully treated literally thousands of car accident and work accident patients with conditions ranging from neck pain and back pain to whiplash, herniated discs, carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine headaches. DC Chiropractic Center has had remarkable success treating these conditions and many others and is respected in Salem as one of the best auto injury chiropractors and work injury chiropractors.
Workers Comp Injury Specialist Clinic
There are over 100 chiropractors in and around Salem, Oregon. Chiropractors specialize in many different things. Some chiropractors focus on wellness, other chiropractors focus on pediatrics, and other chiropractors even focus on sports. Many chiropractors also don’t specialize in anything. The chiropractors at DC Chiropractic Center are one of the few chiropractors in Salem to focus specifically on auto accident injury, work injury, and sports injury rehabilitation.
Chiropractic Treatment Proven Effective for Workers Comp Injury
Many comprehensive workers’ compensation studies show that chiropractic treatment used solely or in conjunction with medical care is superior when treating back injuries. Time spent out of work is substantially reduced; the cost to treat the work injuries is also reduced.
Treat Workers Comp Injury Early
Work injury treatment is best treated with an early diagnosis and proper techniques to get you healthy and back to work as quickly as possible. DC Chiropractic understands that getting injured at work is frustrating and painful, not only the injury itself but the financial stress and hardships that often coincide with injury. Our staff will recommend the best options for quick recovery while also taking into account your physical limitations that may limit your job performance while healing.
What should I do if I’m injured at work?
Notify Your Employer Immediately
Notify your employer right away and ask for an Oregon Form 801, Worker’s and Employer’s Report of Occupational Injury or Disease/Illness. You have the right to file a worker’s compensation claim if you are injured on the job.
What if I’m already at the doctor getting treatment for my work injury?
If you go to see a doctor after being hurt at work, tell your doctor that you were injured on the job. Both you and your doctor should complete Oregon Form 827, Worker’s and Physician’s Report for Worker’s Compensation Claims. Medical professionals, hospitals, and clinics are required by Oregon law to report job-related injuries to your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. This needs to be reported within three working days.
What does my employer have to do if I’m injured on the job?
Your employer must give you the Oregon Form 801, Worker’s and Employer’s Report of Occupational Injury or Disease/Illness. They also need to notify their workers’ compensation insurance company of your claim.
How do I get medical treatment for my work injury?
In Oregon, an injured worker is allowed to choose their provider of medical treatment. This can be from a doctor, chiropractor, or other health care professional. It is important to know if you are injured that this is your right to choose your care provider. Your employer cannot choose or recommend your injury care provider. Also be aware that some health care providers have limits to the health services they offer. It is a good idea to ask your provider if there are any limits. Give the health care provider your employer’s name and employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company information including the case number to your health care provider.
What if I can’t do my job because I was hurt at work?
Some work injuries can limit your ability to do your job functions. Your health care provider will determine if you are capable of doing your job and can approve time off work if the situation merits. Your employer may have light-duty work you can do while you get better and recover from your work injury. The employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company will determine if you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
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Salem Chiropractor, Dr. Daniel O. Cook, D.C., and his staff have years of experience treating patients who have sustained auto injuries and offer treatments that optimize the healing ability of the body.
Treatment Techniques include chiropractic services, chiropractic manipulation, exercise rehabilitation, massage therapy, IFC therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, cold and heat therapy, and cold laser therapy. If needed, Dr. Cook also works with medical doctors and physical therapists to optimize a patient’s treatment plan.