What to Do After a Work Injury has Happened

Work Injury healthcare can be time consuming and difficult for many doctors, therefore many physicians do not accept work injury cases. 


Texas Spine and Joint Rehabilitation is the premier doctor's office for work injury cases.  Primary care physicians especially, refer to us exclusively for our specialized treatment and our experience in working with worker's compensation claim adjusters.  Many physicians find it important that their patients get the care needed, but more critically they want to make sure their patients are not left with any outstanding medical bills that should be paid by the patient's employer.


It is necessary to follow each step to make sure your claim will not be denied.  First thing you want to do after a injury at work, is file a report with your supervisor.   This is important in starting a claim correctly.   Secondly, you must then get in contact with your Human Resources Department to inform them of what happened that injured you at work and brief them of your intentions to seeing a doctor to be examined and assessed.  He or she will give you a phone number to direct you to the appropriate work injury claims adjuster to begin the process.  


At this step, it is important that you are aware of your rights.  Your claims adjuster may direct you to their staff doctor without giving you the right to seeing the doctor of your choice.  This is when you inform them of your rights and notify them of who you would like to see.  


If the injury has occurred within 2 weeks, you are automatically approved for preliminary healthcare.  However, if the injury occurred after 2 weeks and a claim has been made, a investigation must be performed and can delay your healthcare coverage and care.  


Texas Spine and Joint Rehabilitation and Dr. Daniel L. Pennell, D.C. will accept your case regardless if it is under investigation or not.  So rest assured, that we will do our best to take care of your needs medically and financially.    


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Preliminary Work Injury Form

Preliminary Work Injury Form
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DISCLAIMER: This site does not constitute a doctor patient relationship, and is not to be confused with medical advice.  All injuries are unique, and the doctor must examine the patient before recommendations can be made.