We treat all kinds of injuries to the spine and extremities due to injuries on the job, or worker's compensation injuries.
Unfortunately in New Jersey, we have what is known as a strong employer/weak employee Worker's comp law.
Q1: So what are your rights?
If you are injured on the job, your empoyer has a few days to report the injury, or face stiff State penalties (currently about $2500.00 fines).
The employer is fully responsible to pay for all necessary medical bills (yes, that includes Chiropractic), required to return you to condition you were in before your injury.
BUT: Since all employers are required to have worker's compensation insurance, under this anti-worker law, it is the insurance carrier who has the final say as to what doctor's they will pay for.
Q2: So how do I get covered for Chiropractic care?
All you really need up front is for someone above you at work to sign a little form that says you may see your own doctor. What kind of doctor is irrelevant, as Chiropractors are Physicians under NJ law. When you come here with the form signed, you are covered for 100% of our bill, until we actually send the bill to the carrier.
Get the form here: (click here) .pdf
Q3: What happens then? or, what happens if I already saw the "Company doctor"?
In this event, you MUST go their doctor; but you are NOT required to submit to whatever they choose to do to you. Ask our advise, and speak to a lawyer. If you don't have a lawyer who handles Worker's comp cases, then ask us and we'll refer you to competent counsel. At this point, your Attorney will write a letter to the employer saying that you have seen the "Company doctor" and are not happy with the proposed plan of treatment, and demand to now see your own doctor. Then see Q2 above.
Call 201-569-1444 today for an appointment. And request the permission form (we'll fax or email it to you).