For nearly all workplaces, it is required by state law that Worker’s Comp insurance is active for all employees. If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to receive medical attention covered by Worker’s Comp at no cost to you.
You can receive massage from a Licensed Massage Therapist with a Letter of Medical Necessity (prescription) from a qualified medical provider. Typically, 6 one hour massages are approved at a time.
First step for you is to visit your medical provider. In most cases, this will be your primary care physician. They will assess your condition and make diagnoses, direct you to imaging or RX prescription and can offer a prescription for massage. Massage is a powerful tool to support accident recovery as it both helps relax and strengthen muscles that are strained by whiplash, impact, airbag contact, and jostling. Massage also reduces the intensity and frequency of headaches, can help resolve nerve sensations, and reduce stress, anxiety or depression that may result from not being able to work or having to return to work while still in pain.
The next step you’ll take is to complete all the necessary paperwork or online forms that are submitted to Worker’s Comp. This is how you get your claim number and are assigned an adjuster who can let you know your benefits status.
Once you have a claim number and an adjuster’s contact information, you can reach out by calling 971-344-7895 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the information. We will follow up to confirm massage is approved and will take care of the rest.
Please note that if you are receiving treatment from a Physical Therapist, Chiropractor or Acupuncturist as well as an LMT, it is advised that you book your appointments on separate days of the week. PTs, Chiros and LaCs can bill the same codes as an LMT which can cause crossed-wires for billing purposes. You’ll be doing everyone a big favor by keeping the appointments on separate days.