Chiropractor located in SeaTac, WA & Kent, WA
If you get injured at work, turn to Dr. Steven Watson at Watson Chiropractic in SeaTac, Kent, and Tacoma, Washington. He diagnoses and treats work injuries to help you heal quickly and complete the required workers’ compensation paperwork when needed. If you have work injuries, call the nearest Watson Chiropractic office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Work Injuries Q & A
What are work injuries?
Work injuries happen at your place of employment. They include a variety of injuries you may experience while doing day-to-day job functions. Examples of common workplace injuries include:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Head trauma
- Other work-related injuries
Dr. Watson helps patients with workplace injuries who are in need of immediate medical attention. Signs of an injury include ongoing or severe pain, swelling, redness, bruising, burning, tingling, or other new or unusual symptoms.
How can I file workers’ compensation claims?
In the state of Washington, Labor and Industry (L & I) can help people file workers’ compensation claims, find a doctor, learn more about medical benefits, and protest or appeal claim decisions. The agency helps workers review information about paperwork, rules, rights, and responsibilities.
What causes work injuries?
You might get injured at work because of falling down, dropping something heavy on yourself, or touching or breathing in chemicals. You could get injured carrying something that’s too heavy or not using proper form while lifting.
Seeking a medical evaluation right away and filing a workers’ compensation claim allows you to recover quickly and get the medical treatment you receive at Watson Chiropractic covered.
How does my doctor diagnose work injuries?
To determine if you have a work-related injury, and diagnose your injury, Dr. Watson discusses your symptoms, workplace injury history, and medical history. He completes a physical examination and may recommend you undergo blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, or other diagnostic procedures to make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
What are common workplace injury treatments?
Depending on the type and severity of work injury you have, Dr. Watson may recommend one of the following treatments:
- Watchful waiting
- Over-the-counter medicines
- Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
- Prescription medicines
- Bracing or casting
- Fracture care
- Wound care
- Burn treatments
- Massage therapy
- Cold laser therapy
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Further diagnostic testing
- Surgery if needed
Dr. Watson assists with specialist referrals when needed for severe injuries requiring surgery or other complex treatments.
He assists you with worker’s compensation paperwork and answers questions or concerns you have about your injury and getting reimbursed for your care.
At the first sign of a work injury, schedule an appointment at Watson Chiropractic by phone or book one online today.