Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides medical coverage and wage replacement for people injured on the job. It protects both you and your employer and prevents the need for lengthy or expensive lawsuits.
Workers’ compensation coverage varies from state-to-state. If you have questions about your workers’ compensation insurance, set aside time to meet with your employer. They can walk you through the process and better explain what to expect in the event of a work-related accident or injury.
If you experience an accident or injury while working, it’s important to stay calm and act quickly. Before doing anything else, obtain first aid or other necessary medical treatment. Next, contact your supervisor and let them know about your injury as well as the events leading up to it. If you fail to notify your employer within 30 days of your accident, you may lose the right to benefits.
Next, fill out a workers’ compensation claim and mail it to your local Workers’ Compensation Board. You’ll also want to make a copy for your records. Once you receive clearance from Medical Access to return to work, do so. Attend all required hearings and stay in touch with your doctor and supervisor throughout the entire process.
The providers at Medical Access have years of experience supporting employees who file workers’ compensation claims. The team is familiar with all federal and state guidelines regarding work injuries and provide effective care to get you back to work as quickly and safely as possible.
During your initial consultation, your provider conducts a comprehensive physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you a series of questions related to your work situation and injury.
If these measures don’t provide enough information, your provider might order diagnostic tests such as an X-ray or MRI. They might also order lab work or urinalysis to screen you for prescription medications or illicit drugs.
Your provider then develops a custom work injury treatment plan. Depending on the severity of your injury, this might include activity modifications, physical therapy, or medication. Throughout treatment, you attend a series of follow-up appointments that monitor your progress over time.
If you’ve suffered an accident or injury on the job, schedule a workers’ compensation appointment at Medical Access. Call the nearest office today, or book a consultation online.