Workers’ Compensation

Knight Neurology

Neurology Specialists located in Rockledge, FL

Experiencing an injury on the job is far from an ideal circumstance, but workers’ compensation protects both you and your employer from the costs involved. At Knight Neurology in Rockledge, Florida, expert neurologists provide impartial medical evaluations and reports detailing your injuries or illness. To schedule an appointment, call Knight Neurology or book one online today.

Workers' Compensation Q&A

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that employers keep to cover medical expenses and loss of income when you experience an injury on the job. A job-related injury can put you out of work for a significant amount of time and cost a lot in medical expenses. 

As long as they happen on the job, workers’ compensation covers injuries and illnesses such as:

  • Poisoning from breathing in toxic substances
  • Slips or falls
  • Motor vehicle accident injuries
  • Repeated movement injuries (e.g., carpal tunnel, back injuries)

The experts at Knight Neurology can evaluate your injury or illness as independent medical examiners. They specialize in assessing nerve damage using electromyogram and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS), which are simple in-office tests to locate nerve damage and evaluate its severity. 

Based on their findings, Knight Neurology creates a detailed report and gives it either to you or your attorney, if you have one. 

When should I book a Workers’ Compensation evaluation?

You should schedule a workers' compensation evaluation any time you sustain an injury on the job or if you develop a disease directly from your work conditions. You may wish to book an independent medical examination with Knight Neurology after getting an injury or illness on the job if your symptoms include:

  • Radiating pain
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Tingling

These symptoms may indicate nerve damage associated with your workplace illness or injury and require evaluation. Once they determine the severity of your condition, your providers at Knight Neurology create an individualized care plan. 

What happens after my Workers’ Compensation evaluation?

The team at Knight Neurology provides you or your attorney with the results of your examination, which are unbiased and impartial. They include the results of any imaging tests, blood tests, and nerve conduction studies in their report. 

Knight Neurology can also coordinate care for workplace injuries and illnesses that cause neurological damage. Depending on your diagnosis, your treatment might involve;

  • Botulinum toxin injections
  • Oral medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Lumbar puncture

The team explains your treatment to you and includes their recommendations in the report for workers’ compensation. They focus on using conservative therapies but may recommend surgery if necessary in your case. 

To schedule an appointment for a workers’ compensation evaluation at Knight Neurology, call the office or book online today.