How Chiropractic Care Can Support Your Personal Injury Claim
Personal injury can be a harrowing experience both physically and emotionally. Whether you’re involved in a car accident, an accident in the workplace, or some other injurious event, it’s best if you can focus your efforts on healing rather than on the details involved with a personal injury claim. It’s easy to see the value in leaving as much of the minutia as possible in the hands of your attorney. What many people don’t realize, though, is that proper chiropractic care can actually work to support your personal injury claim.
Providing the Proof of Injury and the Necessity of Treatment
The most important service a chiropractor can provide for you in this regard is the validation of your injuries. The court isn’t going to take it on faith that you have a medical need for chiropractic services. Additionally, not all injuries are as easily evidenced as a broken bone is. Instead, a well-qualified chiropractor will be required so that detailed records can be kept concerning which injuries were discovered, how they were treated, and what the treatments costs were for you.
All of this substantiation will serve as a connection between your injury and the treatment that followed. Your attorney will then be better prepared to come up with a plan for handling your court case.
Dealing with Insurance Companies
The insurance aspect of medical treatment is not known to be an enjoyable one. Your chiropractor can serve to limit the hassle when dealing with your insurance company. Instead of your being a middle man between chiropractor and insurance company and thus dealing with medical details you might know little about, your chiropractor can communicate directly with the insurance company to help validate a claim and make sure that payment is relatively expeditious.
Like the court, insurance companies, will want to know the medical reasoning behind each procedure performed, and of course they’ll want to know the specific costs involved and the dates of the treatments. Your chiropractor’s records will help the cause.
Do your best to avoid potential pitfalls in the time following an injury. It’s best to acquire the help of someone in the medical field by seeking out the aid of a chiropractor who can support your claim.
If you’d like to discuss the connection between chiropractic care and your personal injury claim or if you have questions about chiropractic care in general, please contact Centro Chiropractic Clinic at (503) 980-4808.