Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists
Damon Christian Kimes, MD
Interventional Pain Management & Weight Loss Physician located in Roswell, GA & Decatur, GA
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics says more than 2.8 million nonfatal workplace accidents occurred during 2018. If you’ve been injured on the job, it’s essential to take action so you can access your worker’s compensation. Interventional pain management physician Damon Kimes, MD, and the team at Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists, regularly provide worker’s compensation physicals for men and women. Make your appointment today by calling the office in Roswell, Georgia, or by using the online booking tool.
Worker's Compensation Q & A
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a type of accident insurance paid by employers. If you’re injured while working or you acquire a work-related illness, workers’ compensation helps pay for your medical expenses. If you’re unable to return to work right away, workers’ compensation also provides wage-loss benefits.
Why do I need a physical to receive workers’ compensation?
Selecting a trusted medical professional is one of the most important aspects of collecting workers’ compensation. Not only do you want to work with a doctor who can treat your injuries, but you also want a medical professional who can advocate on your behalf during your recovery process.
The opinion of your medical doctor plays a vital role in your workers’ compensation case because your treating doctor monitors your recovery over time. This gives your doctor a better understanding of your injuries, your ongoing physical limitations, and the likelihood of your recovery.
What’s involved during workers’ compensation treatment?
The team at Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists provides a wide range of services that directly impact your recovery and benefits, including:
- Diagnosing and treating your ailment
- Referring you to specialists
- Determining your work restrictions
- Giving evidence in your case
Your doctor also acts as an advocate for your health and well-being. For example, they might make recommendations that improve your posture or lower your risk of another injury in the future.
Do you treat personal injuries?
Yes. In addition to providing workers’ compensation treatment, the team at Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists regularly treat people who suffer personal injuries as the result of slip-and-fall accidents, automobile accidents, and sports-related injuries. If you need to see a medical professional as a result of these or similar issues, schedule an appointment with the team at Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists right away.
What should I do if I injure myself at work?
If you injure yourself on the job, you should take three critical steps. First, receive first aid or treatment for your injury. Second, notify your manager about your injury and tell them how it occurred. Third, fill out a workers’ compensation form. Many states have a short filing deadline, so it’s important to file your claim as soon as possible, ensuring you receive the benefits owed to you.
If you’ve suffered an accident or injury on the job, make an appointment at Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists today; call the office or use the online booking tool to begin.