At the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., our Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys provide our clients with general information regarding medical treatments for back injuries after being injured at work in North Carolina so they know what to expect as they move through the treatment process.
Here, we discuss some of the most common medical treatments associated with work-related back injuries.
What are the Most Common Medical Treatments for Work-Related Back Injuries?
In North Carolina, workers’ compensation covers medical treatments for all work-related injuries, including back injuries.
Some common medical treatments that may be covered include:
- Doctor’s Visits
Workers’ compensation covers the costs of visits to healthcare providers, including primary care physicians, orthopedic doctors, or specialists, to evaluate and treat back injuries.
- Diagnostic Tests
To assess the extent of the back injury, necessary diagnostic tests like X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans may be covered.
- Physical Therapy
Rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, may be covered to help individuals recover from back injuries, improve mobility, and prevent further complications.
- Prescription Medications
Medications prescribed by a healthcare provider to manage pain or address specific symptoms related to the back injury may be covered.
- Surgical Procedures
If surgery is deemed necessary to treat the back injury, workers’ compensation may cover the costs associated with the surgical procedure, including hospitalization and follow-up care.
- Medical Equipment and Supplies
Workers’ compensation covers the costs of necessary medical equipment, including braces, crutches, and other supplies related to treating a back injury.
- Rehabilitation Services
Vocational rehabilitation or other rehabilitation services aimed at helping an injured worker return to work may be covered.
Workers who suffer back injuries should follow their workplace procedures for reporting a work-related injury and seeking medical treatment. This is essential in getting the employer’s workers’ compensation coverage involved immediately and initiating a claim so it covers all necessary medical assessments and treatment plans.
Have You Suffered a Back Injury at Work in North Carolina?
Our dedicated Mecklenburg County workers’ compensation law firm provides free consultations to all employees who have suffered a workplace injury in North Carolina by calling (704)-376-1616 or contacting us online.
A Voice For The Injured. Here Every Step of The Way.