Workers Comp Claims

At Sheer Recovery, we are committed to helping you regain control of your life through breaking the bonds of addiction. We call this process Life Acquisition.

What is preventing a significant portion of the injured worker population from returning to work?

Often times workers develop a secondary disability by becoming reliant on painkillers and other addictive substances costing the workers’ compensation claims industry millions of dollars.

If you’ve been injured on the job and prescribed powerful opioids such as Vicodin or OxyContin to treat the resulting pain, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that anywhere from 55% to 85% of injured workers receive opioids as part of their treatment; in fact, in 2015, workers compensation insurers spent more than $1.5 billion on opioids prescribed for workplace injuries, according to the industry group Comp-Pharma. Unfortunately, opioids carry a very high risk of addiction because they are so potent and easy to misuse or abuse. For many workers, they not only end up having to treat their injury, but their addiction to painkillers as well.

Drug addiction treatment programs are vital in helping injured workers get back on their feet and back on the job. However, those programs cost money, and many employees are left trying to figure out how to cover the costs—or even worse, they decide not to get treatment at all because they don’t think they can afford it. That’s why it’s important to know more about workers comp claims for addiction treatment and how they can help you focus on recovery instead of on your finances. Workers compensation claims can help you get the money you need to help pay for your medical bills and the time off when you couldn’t work; depending on your injury, you may also get benefits if you are deemed permanently disabled. If you enter one of the addiction treatment programs offered by Sheer Recovery, we can help you with the workers compensation claims process so you can be fairly compensated for your recovery.

The Solution

A comprehensive recovery program which specifically addresses the problem of injured workers developing opioid and other addictions. Unless this problem is identified and treated, it’s unlikely that the injured worker will return to work in a timely manner – or at all.

The workers comp claims process starts with the initial injury, when you report it to your employer; the timeline for that varies by state. You’ll also want to check with your state workers comp organization to see what the treatment guidelines are for your injury, especially when it comes to addiction treatment programs. After you report the injury to your employer, the company submits it to the state agency and the workplace insurer to get the claims process underway. If the claim is approved, you will get your benefits; if it’s denied, you may need to hire a lawyer and go through the appeals process.

It’s important to seek out treatment for any drug addiction, especially if it’s for opioid painkillers that have disrupted your daily life and prevented you from working. We are eager to talk with you and answer any questions you may have about the workers compensation claims process and how it affects your addiction recovery plan. Contact Sheer Recovery today to learn more and get the help you need.


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An estimated 55-85% of injured workers nationwide receive narcotics for chronic pain relief. Opioid medications are now being prescribed at higher dosages in pure form and are routinely making their way into the hands of injured workers without the proper controls, regardless of the health risks.

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