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How a Podiatrist Handles a Workers’ Compensation Injury

Your podiatrists in Chicago, IL, can help you with a workplace injury.

Workplace injuries are common, especially to your feet, toes, or ankles. When you have a workplace injury, you most likely will need to file a workers’ compensation claim, so your medical bills are paid. You can also receive money when you can’t work due to your injury. Your podiatrist can help.

Your podiatrists in Chicago, IL, offer a wide range of podiatry services, including treatment of workplace injuries for a workers’ compensation claim. 

If you work in an industry like construction, having a workplace accident is a common problem. It’s great to know you have someone in your corner to help you.

Some of the most common injuries to your feet, toes, and ankles which can occur in a workplace include:

  • Fractured bones
  • Torn ligaments and tendons
  • Crushing soft tissue injuries

If you file a workers’ compensation claim and it is approved, your medical care related to the injury will be paid for. Covered charges can include:

  • X-rays and other diagnostic imaging studies
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation treatment
  • Doctor and hospital fees
  • Laboratory tests
  • Assistive devices including crutches and casts

When you suffer a workplace injury, you have 3 years from the time of the injury to file a workers’ compensation claim, but don’t wait! It’s important to seek out treatment for a workplace injury quickly. Early treatment means a better outcome.

You need to seek out the services of your podiatrist quickly to prevent:

  • Increased damage to your bones, tendons, ligaments, or muscles
  • Mobility issues that can keep you from living an active life
  • Chronic, debilitating pain which reduces your quality of life

To learn more about foot and ankle workplace injuries and how your podiatrist can help with a workers' compensation claim, call your podiatrists in Chicago, IL, at 773-745-1919, 773-276-7272, or 773-788-0100.

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