Workers Compensation

If you experience a work-related injury or illness, workers’ compensation can provide immediate care and reduce the risk of complications. At Trident Pain Management, pain management specialist Naumit Bhandari, MD, and the team offer a comprehensive suite of workers’ compensation services. To make an appointment at the practice in San Antonio, Shavano Park, Texas, call the office today or request one online.

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Workers Compensation Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that protects businesses from financial loss if one (or several) employees are injured or become sick due to a work-related cause.

Laws regarding workers’ compensation vary by state, but it’s typically required. Even if it’s not, workers’ comp insurance is a worthy investment. It provides a safety net for your company’s most valuable asset –– its employees.

How do I use workers’ compensation?

If you suffer a work-related injury or develop an illness due to your professional responsibilities, alert your direct supervisor right away. If possible, talk with them in person or over the phone and provide written notice as well.

Then, if your injury or illness requires immediate medical attention, contact the team at Trident Pain Management right away.

What does a workers’ compensation appointment involve?

At Trident Pain Management, a workers’ compensation appointment begins with a review of your health history and a discussion of your symptoms. When meeting with your provider, let them know about the events leading up to your injury, how it occurred, and if anyone else witnessed it.

If a physical exam isn’t enough to identify the source of your discomfort, your provider might order imaging tests like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. These tools provide detailed images of your hard and soft tissues and can identify fractures, strains, or tears.

How are work-related injuries treated?

At Trident Pain Management, the team uses conservative, noninvasive treatments to manage work-related injuries whenever possible. For example, they might recommend physical or occupational therapy, ice and heat, or over-the-counter pain medication.

If your symptoms persist or worsen, the team might recommend:

  • Botox injections
  • Joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Kyphoplasty

You might also benefit from regenerative medicine like PRP treatments or stem cell therapy.

Once you’re feeling better, the team provides you with documentation that you can give to your employer and the insurance company.

Ultimately, the goal of workers’ compensation is to encourage your body’s natural healing process, allowing you to return to the job site as quickly as possible.

To learn more about workers’ compensation, make an appointment at Trident Pain Management by calling the office today or requesting a visit online.