If you have been injured on the job, you may be confused about how to properly handle the process. Often the first step is to be seen by a health care professional to be evaluated. In situations such as these, it is important that you are evaluated in a timely fashion to ensure accuracy in your claim. Ultra Med Urgent Care can accommodate you in situations such as these where “time is of the essence”.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance governed by state and federal law. It protects both you and your employer after a work-related injury. Overall, it’s a great thing—but it can be complicated—and it’s not always easy to know what to do next after you’ve been injured at work. Coverage and rules around treatment can vary by state.

What Do I Do If I have Been Injured?

Contacting Ultra Med is the first step in addressing your work-related injury. We make it easier for you to focus on your recovery and worry less about the logistics of communicating back and forth with your employers and the workers’ compensation insurance adjuster. We will provide you with great medical care, and also assist you in the documentation that’s necessary when attempting to navigate the worker’s compensation system. This helps keep all parties involved on the same page.

What Can I Expect from Workers Compensation Treatment?

When you have been injured at work, you will often be required to undergo an employee physical similar to the one you have completed at the start of your employment. In addition to a general physical, this will be the time to address the specific ailment that is disrupting your ability to work. Depending on your injury, your Ultra Med physician will recommend a specific treatment to help you begin the healing process.

While workers compensation treatment often varies from state to state, it is still important to seek medical attention in a timely fashion. If you live in the Skokie and Evanston, Illinois area and find yourself injured on the job, call Ultra Med Urgent Care today to seek medical attention.