Between filling out insurance paperwork, documenting your injury, and missing work, going through a workplace injury can be entirely overwhelming. But at L.A. Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine in Vernon, California, Abel Quesada, MD, and the expert medical team have extensive experience in California workers’ compensation claims. They can treat you on the spot — walk-in visits are welcome — and help you with any essential paperwork. You can even request a workers’ compensation exam online or over the phone.
Workers’ compensation covers any sort of injury you may experience while on the job, or while operating a company vehicle — like if you have an accident. Some of the most common types of workers’ compensation injuries include:
Workers’ compensation covers all of these types of injuries and ailments, and more, depending on the details of when and where your injury occurred.
Your workers’ compensation exam at L.A. Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine begins with treating your injury right away, especially if you have a broken bone or deep cut that requires immediate medical attention. It’s common for your workers’ compensation visit to involve:
The team at L.A. Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine can even fill out any essential workers’ compensation paperwork, including the State of California Progress Reports (PR-2 or PR-4).
Sometimes, your employer requires certain physicals as part of your employment, too. The dedicated practitioners at L.A. Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine can perform Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, pre-employment physicals, police and sheriff physicals, and sports physicals, to name a few.
It’s important to give yourself adequate time to heal after a workplace injury. After all, if you return to work too soon, not only can you delay your healing further, you also risk re-injuring yourself. The practitioners at L.A. Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine perform return-to-work physicals, to ensure you’re recovered enough to perform your specific job function.
If needed, your physician might release you to a light-duty status, where you can safely return to work as long as you have certain accommodations in place. For instance, if you experienced a back injury due to a slip and fall, you might be able to return to limited job functions within a couple of days. You just won’t be able to lift or operate heavy machinery until you’re fully cleared.
If you experience a workplace injury, you can always head to L.A. Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine for a walk-in visit. You can also request an appointment online or over the phone.