Workers Compensation

New Rules For Pain Management Treatment By Worker’s Compensation Physicians 

2018-10-18T00:04:07+00:00

If you are injured on the job, worker’s compensation insurance will pay your medical expenses, including long-term expenses like physical therapy and rehabilitation services. In many cases, workplace illnesses or accidents result in long-lasting or chronic pain, which is treated by pain management therapy.    Pain Management Changes For Worker’s Compensation Claimants  Pain management may take many forms, including regular physical therapy, periodic steroid or corticoid injections,  and medication. The North Carolina Industrial Commission has recently implemented new rules for pain management treatments, designed to reduce the chance of opioid addiction  in worker’s compensation claimants with chronic pain.   The new rules, which went into effect on May 1, [...]

2018-10-18T00:04:07+00:00

Worker’s Compensation for PTSD 

2018-08-24T01:57:04+00:00

The American Psychological Association recognized Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a unique psychological condition in 1980, and characterized the condition as a series of symptoms brought on by a traumatic event.   Originally applied to veterans returning from combat, PTSD has since been recognized as a condition that can result from witnessing or experiencing any unusual traumatic event.  Common Symptoms of PTSD  Intrusive recollection or “flashbacks” - PTSD sufferers often experience flashbacks of the traumatic event, evoking panic, anxiety, grief, and depression. Flashbacks may be triggered by sights, sounds, smells.   Avoidance - Sufferers may avoid anything that might remind them of the traumatic event, sometimes to the extent that [...]

2018-08-24T01:57:04+00:00

Who Pays Workers’ Compensation Claims?

2018-06-15T05:28:02+00:00

Workers' Compensation laws exist in every state and are designed to allow injured workers to receive compensation for medical expenses and lost wages without having to sue their employers. Workers' Compensation laws are no-fault, meaning that an injured employee does not have to prove that his employer was negligent in order to be compensated for an on-the-job injury. Laws vary from state to state. Who Needs Workers' Comp Insurance? In North Carolina, most employers who have three or more employees are required to carry Workers' Compensation insurance. Employees may be full time, part-time, or seasonal, and include corporate officers and business [...]

2018-06-15T05:28:02+00:00
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