Workers' Compensation

Human Resource and
Safety Managers

Put us on your panel. Your injured employee can be seen at our clinic between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. seven days of the week. Our OCCMed Department communicates all pertinent information to your designated representative in real-time, while your employee is still in our office. We will follow up with a detailed written report by fax or email, usually the same day. For more information, email Brian Hoppers. More on our Occupational Medicine services.

What Is Workers' Compensation

Workers' compensation laws provide money and medical benefits to an employee who has an injury as a result of an accident, injury or occupational disease on-the-job. Workers' compensation is designed to protect workers and their dependents against the hardships from injury or death arising out of the work environment. It is intended to benefit the employee and employer alike. The employee receives money (usually on a weekly or biweekly basis) and medical benefits in exchange for forfeiting the common law right to sue the employer. The employer benefits by receiving immunity from court actions against them by the employee in exchange for accepting liability that is limited and determined. The question of negligence or fault is usually not at issue.

What To Do If You Have An Accident

If you have an on-the-job accident, you should immediately notify your supervisor. You should tell your supervisor exactly what happened, how it happened, who saw what happened and whether you were injured as a result of the accident. If you are a witness to a work-related accident where a fellow employee is injured severely enough that the involved employee cannot notify his supervisor, you should attempt to notify the supervisor for him. This may be as simple as calling the supervisor to report that an accident has occurred.

Seeking Medical Treatment

If you require medical treatment, our physicians are authorized to treat you for your compensable injury. The state will not pay any medical expenses you incur from a physician other than your treating physician or a network physician you are referred to by your treating physician. When you come in, you should notify us that you were injured while at work and that you will be filing a claim for workers' compensation benefits with the state.

  • Access the injury and the relative urgency of treating it (triage).
  • Question the patient to learn how the injury occurred, the medical history of the individual and other important information.
  • Treat according to the type and severity of the injury.
  • Counsel the patient about what comes next - what to expect in accordance with our treatment philosophy that encourages continued activity, modified duty and early return to work.
  • Communicate with your company's human resources and/or safety engineer in real-time. Immediately after your employee is evaluated at our facility, we will contact your representative by phone with a preliminary report, plan of management and prognosis. We will follow with a timely written report no later than the next business day, delivered by email or fax to your office.