Injured at work?

If you've been injured in an accident, whether due to another person's negligence or while you were at work, your may be covered.

What is personal injury?

After an accident-related injury, you may be entitled to compensation for associated medical costs, lost wages, household services, and other damages. Most often, personal injury cases involve a:

  • Motor vehicle accident

  • Pedestrian accident

  • Defective product

  • Slip and fall 

Commonly seen personal injuries:

  • Whiplash or neck injury

  • Low back injury or strain

  • Shoulder, arm or hand issues

What is worker's compensation?

Worker's compensation is a form of insurance that may cover lost wages and medical expenses for employees who are injured on the job. 

Commonly seen injuries:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Low back strain

  • Shoulder strain

I think I might have a worker's compensation or a personal injury case.  What should I do?

  • Seek medical attention

If there's a life-threatening emergency, seek medical attention immediately! If your injury is a sprain, strain or soreness, which is commonly a soft-tissue, musculoskeletal, injury, make an appointment today. NW Chiropractic Care of Sherwood offers chiropractic services and therapies, addressing the symptoms of many health issues beyond back and neck pain.  

Remember: Even for work-related injuries, you can select your own physician, rather than be treated by an insurer-recommended provider.  

  • Make a report

The sooner you document the circumstances of what occurred, the more likely that your claim for an injury will be honored. You should report the injury to your employer, if the injury occurred while you were working. In the event of a traffic-related accident or slip and fall, you should report it to the local police department and to the negligent party or the insurer, if known.  

  •  Get professional advice

If you're unable to work and you're struggling to pay your household bills, you may need to consult an attorney to get advice on securing funds to cover your lost wages and medical bills in the fastest way possible.

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