Work Injury

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured during employment hours. Certain procedures must be followed when a person suffers an injury during employment hours. In Hawaii, it doesn’t matter if you’re a full-time, part-time, permanent or temporary employee, all employees can acquire workers’ compensation. Employees also have the right to choose their own doctor, and Dr. Wruck provides effective patient-centered care. He truly cares about the patient and will guide them every step of the way so that can have a successful workers’ compensation claim.  

What Do I Need to Do if I Was Hurt While on the Job?

A workers' compensation case requires several different steps that need to be followed. Once the injury occurs, it must be reported to your employer immediately. You will receive a copy of the Hawaii Workers’ Compensation Law brochure a few days after reporting your injury. Your employer should submit your claim within the first 7 days of your first reported day of absence if they have not then you can contact the Hawaii Disability Compensation Division and file a WC-5 form.

Can I Have Treatment While My Claim is Being Processed?

Yes, you shouldn’t postpone undergoing treatment since it can make matters worse and lengthen the time that you have to endure pain and miss work. In Hawaii, you have the right to see your own doctor. Chiropractic care can help patients suffering from work-related injuries by adjusting the body back into proper alignment. Dr. Wruck has been diagnosing and treating patients suffering from work-related injuries for more than 20 years. Not only will he help you recover quickly but he will also guide you through the processes and ensure that the paperwork is taken care of correctly.

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