Whether you suffered a minor or serious injury on the job or while performing
work duties, you should seek medical treatment immediately after the incident.
Being treated right after an injury serves the following two purposes:
- Early treatment results in quicker recovery time from your injuries
- The faster you obtain treatment after a work accident, the less room it
gives your employer (or its insurance provider) to argue that your injuries
are not work-related
It is imperative not to try to “walk it off” or downplay the
severity of your injuries. Doing any of these things will delay or impeded
your recovery and negatively affect the amount of benefits you receive
from workers’ compensation.
Getting Treatment after a Work Injury
As soon as an injury is reported to your employer, manager, or supervisor,
he or she will typically send you to one of the company doctors. Although
it is perfectly fine to be treated by company physicians, it is in your
best interest to see your own. Remember, company doctors are looking out
for the best interests of the company. In Texas, injured workers can choose
their own doctors.
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work injury in Houston and need physical therapy treatment to recover?
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