Accidents are bound to happen, but if you suffer an injury that’s someone else’s fault, you could make a personal injury claim for compensation. Double board-certified physiatrist Dr. Javier Placer, MD, and his team at Specialized Rehabilitation Physicians Group in Clermont and Orlando, Florida, are experts in helping patients who have personal injuries to recover from their condition and deal with the medical forms involved in making a claim. To find out more, call Specialized Rehabilitation Physicians Group today or book an appointment online.
Personal Injury Q & A
What are personal injuries?
There are many kinds of personal injuries, but they are all due to either someone else’s neglect or action they’ve taken that causes you harm.
Personal injuries often lead to insurance and compensation claims, where if you’re the injured person, you ask for payment to cover the expenses, loss of earnings, and personal suffering you experience because of someone else’s negligence.
Common types of personal injuries result from:
- Automobile accidents
- Accidents at work
- Trips and falls
- Personal assaults
It’s also possible for you to experience a personal injury because of medical treatment that doesn’t meet acceptable standards. This is known as medical negligence.
What sort of personal injuries does a physiatrist treat?
Dr. Javier Placer, MD, sees patients who have a wide range of personal injuries. Most are musculoskeletal, and they can often become chronic problems, especially if they aren’t treated correctly in the acute stage. Some of the most common issues include:
- Whiplash injuries
- Tendon strains
- Ligament sprains
- Spinal injuries
- Back injuries
- Repetitive strain
Using interventional pain management techniques, Dr. Javier Placer, MD, can restore function and reduce the effects of personal injuries. Even when initial treatments result in incomplete or incorrect healing, Dr. Javier Placer, MD, can address these complications with a range of effective therapies.
Who pays for personal injury treatment?
If you file a claim against another person or an insurance company, then winning the claim means your medical expenses could well be covered. You should always read the details of any settlement offered to check precisely what it includes.
If you get injured at work, the workers’ compensation program should cover your personal injury treatment. Workers should check with their state workers’ compensation board.
Dr. Javier Placer, MD, provides personalized treatments and rehabilitation programs for patients who suffer personal injuries. The administrative team can also help you deal with any paperwork related to your case to ensure fast, uncomplicated receipt of your compensation payment.
If you need help after suffering a personal injury, call Specialized Rehabilitation Physicians Group today or book an appointment online.