To qualify for and receive worker’s compensation, you need to visit a doctor, who documents the visit and provides medical evidence of your ailment and its origin.
What types of injuries and illnesses usually qualify for worker’s compensation?
In general, you are eligible to see if you can receive worker’s compensation if you:
- Were injured on the job
- Were injured or became sick as a result of your job
- Were injured or became sick while traveling for work
Note that you won’t qualify for worker’s compensation if you were intoxicated or on drugs when you were injured, or if your illness is a result of poor lifestyle choices.
What happens during a worker’s compensation exam?
During a worker’s compensation exam, your doctor examines you to determine whether or not your illness or injury is work-related. To do so, they ask you questions about:
- The nature of your symptoms
- When your symptoms began
- Any preexisting conditions
- How your current illness or injury prevents you from working
- How your everyday life has been affected by your symptoms
- How you became injured or how your illness started
They also perform a physical examination to see for themselves how you’ve been injured or the extent of your illness. Once they’ve completed the exam, the doctor writes a written report detailing their findings, which they then submit to you or your lawyer.
What are occupational health services?
Occupational health services are a variety of services that UrgentMed offers to business owners to help them establish and maintain a safe environment for their employees. Such services include safety training, physicals, drug tests, immunizations, and more.
If you’ve been hurt on the job, or you have developed an occupational illness, you deserve fair compensation. Likewise, to keep your employees healthy and happy, you need to learn about occupational health. UrgentMed offers examinations for worker’s compensation claims and occupational health services at both of its locations in Davie and Plantation, Florida. To learn more, reach out to UrgentMed online via the online or over the phone.