Were you recently injured on the job? Dr. Corey Hunt at Compass Family Medicine in Newberry, South Carolina, can help. Not only can he treat your injury, he understands the process involved with workers’ compensation. Dr. Hunt works closely with your employer and insurance company to ensure you’re taken care of throughout your recovery. If you’re suffering from a work-related injury, call Dr. Hunt today or schedule an appointment online.
What does worker's compensation entail?
Workers' compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses.
Although this program varies in each state, the employee typically receives the workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault. Whether you’re injured while traveling on business, doing a work-related errand, or you’re at your job site, as long as your injury is related to your job, workers’ compensation covers it.
What are the most common workplace injuries?
Injuries can occur at work for a variety of reasons, regardless of the industry you work in. Whether you find yourself working a traditional 9-5 in an office cubicle, or you’re constantly working with power tools, workplace injuries can happen anywhere at any time.
The most common workplace injuries include:
Getting struck by falling objects
Slipping or tripping
Repetitive motion injuries
Nearly 3% of full-time workers in the United States are injured each year on the job.
How can your doctor help with workers’ compensation?
Dr. Hunt and his staff work with you to file the paperwork necessary for your claim, as well as share your medical information with your employer and insurance company.
Dr. Hunt’s main goal is to determine a treatment plan that works best for you and your injury. Sometimes this process means you have to miss work until you make a full recovery, or Dr. Hunt may suggest that your employer reassign you to a different position that won’t take a toll on you physically.
Dr. Hunt also makes sure your employer understands the nature of your injury and the limitations that come with it.
From providing the necessary documentation to helping you make a full recovery, Dr. Hunt and his team at Compass Family Medicine can help every step of the way. If you or a loved one has suffered from a work-related injury, call Dr. Hunt today or request an appointment online.
What should you do if you’ve been injured while working?
You should notify your supervisor right away following your accident. The sooner you inform your employer, the sooner they can initiate the necessary process with the state to file a claim. This process enables the program to help you cover your medical expenses, as well as any wages you may have lost due to your injury.
Next, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Hunt for a physical exam. After checking you out, he can make a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan that’s best for you.
If your injury is life-threatening, you should seek emergency care right away. If your injury happens to gradually develop, you can still make an appointment at that time to inform Dr. Hunt that it’s a potential workers’ compensation claim.