Three Reasons to Get Treatment Immediately After Car Accidents

In addition to being potentially dangerous, a car accident can be a huge hassle. If the accident happens while you are trying to get somewhere by a specific time, such as for an important meeting, it might be tempting to just move on with your day and worry about the effects of the wreck later. However, there are many good reasons to get treatment right away. Here are just three.

Injuries Can Be Invisible

You may think you just got banged up a bit and have a few bruises or scrapes, but there could be injuries that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Whiplash, neck and back injuries, sternum injuries from seat belt impact, concussions from air bag impact, and internal injuries often show no signs immediately following an accident. If you wait to get evaluated and treated, these potentially serious injuries could become more difficult to treat.

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Why You Should Get a Second Opinion for Work Injuries

As you may have noticed, we offer services to those who have been injured on the job. While we do work with some companies to provide this service to their employees, we will also help diagnose and treat people with work injuries whose companies are not partnered with us.

When you are hurt on the job, your company will send you to a clinic or doctor that they have partnered with for handling workers’ compensation claims. However, there are many good reasons to get a second opinion from an independent doctor for work injuries.

When you are hurt on the job, a workers’ compensation insurance company and their partnered clinic will handle your workers’ compensation claim and your diagnosis and treatment. These professionals are working on the side of the employer, not the employee. For this reason, some less ethical doctors may not give a full examination for an accurate diagnosis. They may also downplay the severity of your injury and refuse to allow for reasonable limitations.

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