When you get hurt at work, it may seem like tricky territory to navigate, but you don’t have to do it alone. Dr. Anthony Owusu helps you handle the proper medical procedures as a workers’ compensation provider. Next Generation Orthopedic & Spine Institute accepts most workers’ compensation plans. If you need spinal care for a workers’ comp case in the San Antonio, Texas area, schedule your appointment online or over the phone.
First, you should seek medical attention for your injury. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need to visit the closest emergency room, walk-in clinic, or primary care clinic. If your employer provides a list of accepted providers, you can consult that list to determine where to seek follow-up care.
You also need to notify your employer about the injury. It’s important to notify them within 30 days of the injury or you may forfeit your right to the benefit. Then, you need to file a workers’ compensation claim with the Texas Department of Insurance.
If Dr. Owusu is an approved provider of your employer, he can handle your case. The team at Next Generation Orthopedic & Spine Institute in Shavano Park, Texas provides necessary medical documentation for your workers’ compensation case.
You can hire an attorney or contact customer assistance at the Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation if you need additional help navigating your claim.
Dr. Owusu needs to know all the details surrounding the incident. He may ask about the location, time, and cause of the injury to keep on record.
While you’re under his treatment, Dr. Owusu submits any medical documentation you need for your case. Once you recover, Dr. Owusu compiles your Return to Work documents, if required by your employer.
The goal of Dr. Owusu, your employer, the Division of Workers’ Compensation, and any involved insurance carriers is to help you heal and get you back to work and your normal routine as soon as possible. Some employers implement a Return to Work Program to ensure their employees are safe to perform their assigned duties.
During treatment, Dr. Owusu assesses your readiness to go back to work. He may have to fill out a Work Status Report to notify your employer about what duties are appropriate for you. You may be able to return to work with some limitations until you’re fully healed.
If you’ve been injured at work, contact the Next Generation Orthopedic & Spine Institute in the San Antonio, Texas area online or call to set up a workers’ compensation evaluation. The clinic accepts most workers’ compensation plans.