Workplace Injuries

Work Injury

Use L&I coverage for chiropractic care in Whatcom County

If you’re living in Whatcom County and have been injured at work, navigating your recovery options can feel daunting. While Washington State’s Labor & Industries program supports those who were injured at work, learning how to access chiropractic care as part of your recovery is important. Understand the process of how you can go about seeking a chiropractic facility for L&I injuries in Whatcom County – the role of chiropractors and how they can help you, and your part in this process. 

How Does Chiropractic Care Treat Work-Related Injuries?

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Pain Management

Pain in the regions affected by workplace injuries, such as the back, neck, and joints, can be decreased through chiropractic adjustments.

Increasing Mobility

Many injuries cause a decline in mobility. Chiropractic care focuses on restoring mobility through adjustments and therapeutic exercises. 

Holistic Recovery

Lifestyle recommendations are promoted by our chiropractic practitioners. This holistic approach can help reduce the burden of work injuries.

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Download Your Guide to Treating Workplace Injuries With Chiropractic Care 

Learn how to make the most of your benefits, including:

  • Eligibility for chiropractic care under L&I in Whatcom County
  • Types of workplace injuries may be covered under L&I
  • How chiropractic care treats work-related injuries
  • Coverage details, and more

Questions About Chiropractic Care Under L&I

Advanced Sports Chiropractic is a preferred provider for the Washington State L&I division and can open claims, manage claims, and take care of employees in Whatcom County who don’t feel that they are getting the best results from their current provider. 

  • Work-Related Injuries: Workers who have suffered injuries or developed illnesses as a direct result of their job duties are eligible for L&I benefits. These benefits cover necessary medical services, such as chiropractic care, to treat the work-related condition.
  • Approved Providers: All the providers must be approved and registered by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. This ensures that only qualified professionals deliver care to injured workers.

In Whatcom County and Washington State at-large, the L&I program may cover a variety of injuries and work-related conditions that can occur due to a job’s scope or requirements. Below are some of the workplace injuries and conditions that could be covered under L&I.

Acute Physical Injuries

  • Falls: Injuries from falling in the workplace, whether from a height or on level ground, such as slipping on wet floors.
  • Strains and Sprains: Muscle strain and ligament sprains resulting from lifting, pushing, pulling, and other physical activities.
  • Cuts and Lacerations: Injuries caused by sharp objects or machinery.
  • Broken Bones: Fractures from various types of accidents, like falls, being struck by objects, or vehicular accidents while working.

Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs)

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Occurs when the wrist’s median nerve is compressed, often seen in office workers and assembly line workers.
  • Tendonitis: Inflammation of tendons, usually due to repetitive stretching and activities, common in physically demanding jobs.

Occupational Illnesses

  • Respiratory Conditions: Such as occupational asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from exposure to dust, chemicals, and irritants in industrial settings.
  • Skin Disorders: Like contact dermatitis from exposure to workplace allergens and chemicals.
  • Hearing Loss: Often resulting from prolonged exposure to loud noise without adequate protection.

Mental Health Conditions

  • Stress-Related Disorders: Including depression and stress-response syndromes or PTSD, occurring in employees after traumatic workplace events.
  • Depression and Anxiety: Can be exacerbated or directly caused by workplace conditions, including stress, harassment, or bullying.

Work-Related Diseases

  • Asbestosis and Mesothelioma: Linked to extensive exposure to asbestos, particularly in construction or demolition.
  • Lead Poisoning: From exposure to high levels of lead, common in construction, manufacturing, and painting industries.

Selecting a chiropractor experienced with L&I cases is essential. A chiropractor knowledgeable about the L&I process can offer appropriate treatment and claim assistance, help with paperwork, and ensure treatments are authorized and communicated to employers properly.

Washington State’s approach to integrating chiropractic care within L&I coverage reflects an understanding of the valuable role that chiropractic treatment can play in the recovery from work-related injuries.

Here are some ways to make the most of your benefits:

  • Use the resources provided by Washington State’s L&I program. Find a chiropractor who is familiar with L&I and can help you navigate your benefits
  • Begin treatment as soon as possible to maximize your recovery and prevent further injury
  • Be proactive in your chiropractic care, ask questions, and adhere to your treatment plan
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