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Worker's Compensation

Podiatry located in Sacramento, Roseville and Folsom, CA

Worker's Compensation services offered in Sacramento, Roseville and Folsom, CA

Workers' compensation can support you when you lose income because of an injury that happens at work. To make the most of your claim and ensure the most effective treatment, you should contact Capital Foot & Ankle. The team has authorization from the Workers' Compensation Board to assess and treat workers' comp claimants. To find out more, call the Sacramento, Roseville, and Folsom, California, office today, or book your appointment online.

Worker's Compensation Q&A

What is workers' compensation?

Workers' compensation - often known simply as workers' comp - is a type of employment insurance that pays out if you get sick or suffer an injury during work. Workers' compensation aims to assist you financially if your income is affected by illness or injury.

California's Workers' Compensation Board administers the scheme and organizes your payments. They also mediate if there are any disagreements between you, your employer, or the insurance provider.

Your employer contributes to the fund that pays for workers' comp insurance. Employees don't have to pay anything themselves; the entire scheme is employer-funded. Workers' comp is also a no-fault scheme, which means your payments don't depend on who's to blame for your health problems.

The only exemption from the no-fault rule is if you suffered an injury because of alcohol intoxication or substance abuse or you deliberately harmed yourself or someone else.

Do I need to see a doctor to make a workers' compensation claim?

When you suffer an injury at work, you must go to a provider authorized by the Workers' Compensation Board. The Capital Foot & Ankle team has the authorization to assess and treat patients.

As podiatric surgeons, the team has considerable experience in successfully diagnosing and treating work injuries and supporting workers' comp claims.

If your workplace injury affects you, the team has the expertise to resolve your problems efficiently and effectively.

What happens at a workers' compensation consultation?

When you visit the practice for your workers' compensation consultation, it is similar to a routine doctor's appointment.

Your provider reviews your medical history and general health, conducts a physical examination, and discusses your symptoms. They report their findings to the Workers' Compensation Board and treatment recommendations.

You might need to undergo diagnostic tests such as X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan to assess your condition thoroughly. If the procedure requires authorization, the team can handle the clearance process.

Once the workers' comp insurance is approved, your payments begin. If there's any dispute, your case might need to go to court, but most cases proceed smoothly.

What treatment do I get when I'm receiving workers' compensation?

When receiving workers' compensation, your provider prepares an individualized treatment plan for you. Your treatment aims to ensure your optimal recovery and allow you to return to work as soon as possible.

The treatments you require may vary according to the type of injury you suffer, its severity, and issues like your age and other health concerns. Treatments that could be in your plan include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medication
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Wearing a splint or brace
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Work hardening programs

Find out more about workers' compensation by calling Capital Foot & Ankle or by booking an appointment online.