Car accidents can be a traumatic experience that affects multiple aspects of your life. Depending on your situation, going back to work after your accident may be the last thing on your mind. If you’ve sustained serious injuries that require a difficult healing process, it may take you a long time, if at all, for you to be able to work again. Unfortunately, car accidents can be an expensive burden. The amount of damage on your car and the amount of time you’ve had to take off from work can be costly. While some car accident patients are able to take the time to rest as long as they need to, others may have getting back to work on the forefront of their mind.
It’s important to take the proper steps after your auto accident to ensure you get the treatment you need. Did you know you only have 14 days in the state of Florida to report your auto accident injuries? This report, called an EMC, informs the auto insurance company that you have sustained injuries from an auto accident and need your medical bills covered. You can contact Dr. Huffman immediately after your auto accident to report your injuries and get a treatment plan in place. In addition to getting your EMC completed, Dr. Huffman can call medications into your local pharmacy and refer you to a chiropractor, neurologist, or physical therapist to help treat your injuries.
Make sure to listen to the doctor’s advice and don’t go back to work too early. Going back before your body has had enough time to heal could worsen your symptoms.
Following Your Recovery Plan
When preparing to go back to work after your car accident, it’s important that you take it easy and follow your recovery plan. Your recovery plan may consist of taking medications at certain times of the day and doing stretches while you’re at work. Additionally, it’s important that you go to all of your follow-up visits with your chiropractor and with Dr. Huffman via telemedicine. Skipping your follow-up visits can result in your injuries getting worse. Regularly getting chiropractic treatment and updating Dr. Huffman on any new or worsening symptoms can help the doctors determine what might need to be adjusted in your recovery plan. Our ultimate goal is to get you feeling better, faster.
How to Make Going Back to Work Easier
Getting back to work after your car accident can be difficult and it may take a little bit of time to get back into the groove of things. To make this transition easier, talk to your supervisor about accommodations that can be made for you during this process. For example, you may talk to your supervisor about taking longer breaks throughout the day, starting out with half-days, sitting down more often, or working from home. These accommodations can help you continue working comfortably while you’re recovering from your car accident injuries. Remember, it’s important that you don’t overwork yourself so your body has enough energy to heal and recover. If you are unable to complete your responsibilities at work because of your injuries, let your supervisor know. There may be other work you can do in the meantime.
During your car accident recovery process, make sure you document everything. Dr. Huffman will update your medical report everytime you see him to ensure that all of your symptoms, injuries, and concerns are reported. Documentation of your injuries can be used to excuse the time you missed from work and can help your employer better understand the extent of your injuries.
Call Dr. Huffman Today
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience, but Dr. Huffman and his telemedicine site make the process a lot easier on you. Without ever leaving your home, you can connect with Dr. Huffman through a HIPAA compliant video call. He’ll report your injuries, document your recovery, prescribe medications, and refer you to local facilities to aid in your recovery process. Call Dr. Huffman today at (866) 402-4250 and get the treatment you need so you can get back to living your life again.