Can I See a Chiropractor While Receiving Workers’ Comp?
The day your workers’ compensation checks start coming in is a huge relief. It’s easier to focus on your recovery when you have some income. Make sure that you’re doing everything for your health that you can.
I frequently have clients ask whether or not they’ll be allowed to visit a chiropractor while they’re receiving workers’ comp benefits. They worry that since chiropractors are not M.D.s, the treatment might be frowned upon by the Industrial Commission — but this is not the case.
You can absolutely visit a chiropractor while receiving workman’s compensation. In fact, if you are granted permission to seek medical treatment from your employer, you are entitled to 20 chiropractic visits.
If you still require treatment after those 20 visits, it’s possible that you will be able to continue getting coverage. If you do require more treatment, your chiropractor will need to request authorization from your employer for the additional visits.
And keep this in mind: While your employer doesn’t have to authorize additional visits, they are not allowed to terminate your visits during your first 20. If your employer tries to stop you from seeing a chiropractor, be sure to mention this to your attorney.
If you are receiving workers’ comp benefits, you are entitled to chiropractor visits as well. If you have any questions about your rights when it comes to workers’ comp, be sure to ask an experienced attorney. We want to help you get back on your feet and feeling better as soon as possible.