Workers’ Compensation Cases
When you are injured on the job, the law requires your employer to have workers’ compensation insurance to help cover those injuries. While dental problems from work-related accidents are less common than other types of injuries, they do occur. Unfortunately, finding a dentist that accepts workers’ compensation cases is not always easy. At Laguna West Dental Care, we want to ensure all our patients get the oral care they need, including those that have dental issues caused by a job injury.
Work-related injuries are usually covered under workers’ comp insurance and need special handling so they are processed correctly. This can be complicated, especially when it involves dental care. Most dentists accept insurance, but workers’ comp can be more complicated. Our team at Laguna West Dental Care works with our patients that have a workers’ comp claim. We will ensure the right forms and information are submitted to have dental care covered for legitimate dental workers’ comp claims.
Types of On-the-Job Dental Injuries
Most workers’ comp cases with dental care involve damage to the teeth or jaw. If a worker was involved in a car accident or other type of impact accident or received trauma to the face, jaw or teeth, repairs may be required. Some of the dental repairs that could be covered under workers’ comp insurance include:
- Cracked or broken tooth repairs
- Dental crowns, bonding or fillings
- Dental restorations
- Treatments for TMJ/TMD caused by jaw injuries
If you live in Sacramento, Elk Grove or the surrounding area and need an experienced dentist that handles workers’ comp cases, contact us at Laguna West Dental Care. We understand the complexities of these types of claims and can help you navigate the insurance process. Contact our office in Elk Grove today to schedule an exam. Be sure to let our staff know that you have an open workers’ compensation case that may cover your dental treatments.