Workers Compensation Injury Management

If you are injured at work, then your employer may send you to our urgent care center for an evaluation. We Offer Physical Exams and Management for Workers’ Compensation


Why Do You Need an Immediate Physical Examination for Workers’ Compensation?

If you are injured at work, then your employer may send you to our urgent care center for an evaluation. During the examination, we will collect blood and urine samples for your employer to prove that you were not impaired while you were injured. This type of evaluation protects your employer, but it also protects you when you want to apply for federal or state workers’ compensation. These types of government programs are designed for paying for medical bills and living expenses, but you are disqualified when you don’t provide the appropriate documentation concerning your injuries.

What Are Some of the Documents That Federal or State Agencies Will Require?

Applying for and receiving workers’ compensation is a complicated process that often requires hiring an attorney who can collect the proper documentation about your injuries.

Some of these documents can include:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • MRI results
  • X-rays
  • Physical examination forms

You Must Follow the Guidelines Provided by an Urgent Care Center’s Physicians

While recovering from an injury along with applying for state or federal workers’ compensation, you must manage your health issues that were a result of a workplace accident. An injury in the workplace can occur suddenly or it can occur from long-term exposure to dangerous equipment, loud noises or dangerous pollutants. If you don’t keep your appointments or follow your physician’s guidelines for managing your injury, then a government official can refuse to provide payments from workers’ compensation programs.

Some of the Things That Can Disqualify You from Receiving Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance program that your employer may need to pay for along with deducting money from your paycheck. You have a right to apply for the benefits provided by this insurance program, but you must follow its rules precisely.

There are unscrupulous individuals who apply for the insurance program by breaking the rules with these methods:

  • Applying for benefits for an injury that was incurred away from the job
  • Exaggerating an injury to receive additional compensation
  • Faking an injury to apply for benefits
  • Using an old injury to apply for workers’ compensation
  • Pretending that an injury hasn’t healed when it has healed
  • Failing to disclose other issues concerning an injury

To learn more about managing your injury from work and your application for workers’ compensation, contact our urgent care center today.

Should I visit Urgent Care or Emergency Room?

Urgent Care

When you have any medical condition that is non-life threatening or have general medical needs, then an Urgent Care center can take care of these. WellCare Urgent Care takes care of a variety of medical concerns such as the flu, vaccinations, physicals, allergy symptoms, and more.

WellCare Urgent care is convenient because it is quick and cost-effective.

Average visit time: 1 hour
Average cost: $150

Emergency Room

Emergency care is necessary when you are suffering from a life-threatening condition. This could be a heart attack, stroke, head injury, or other trauma that requires more advanced treatment. If you or someone you love has a life-threatening illness or injury, then you need to call 911 and get to the closest Emergency Room.

Emergency Rooms, while the best option for serious trauma, do take time and are costly.

Average Time Spent: 4.5 hours
Average Cost Per Visit: $1700

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