I work as an EMT with a private ambulance service. My question pertains to Workman's Compensation Benefits for Alabama.
I was recently injured on the job and followed all company policies with regards to reporting injuries to the shift supervisor. The supervisor failed to document the injury as stated in the policy handbook. However my injury was documented by the Operations Manager although that was 2 days after the fact.
The type of injury I received was a back injury. I have yet to receive any medical care with regards to my injury and was informed by my company that IF I filed for for Workman's Compensation that I wouldn't receive much of anything with regards to my salary?
I believe that my injury is confined to my back as I was lifting and moving an rather large patient when the injury occured. I further believe that my injury is not a soft tissue or muscular injury but moreso an injury to a nerve or disc in my back and firmily believe that a chiropracter would be able to provide the necessary care for this injury.
So my question is: "Will Workman's Compensation pay for a Chiropracter without being referred by the company physician or must I have a referral from the company physican. I have never filed for Workman's Compensation Benefits. Any information anyone can provide will be most appreciated.