For employers, it’s important to rely on an occupational medicine provider to protect and treat those who contribute to the success of a business. Whether an employee experiences ill health or endures a work-related injury, an occupational medicine provider can provide reliable treatment while addressing any concerns throughout the work comp process.
Taking Preventative Measures
In order to create a safer workplace, it’s important that both you and your employees take preventative measures to reduce the risk of injury. A provider trained in occupational medicine not only understands how to diagnose and treat work injuries, but they can help you take preventive measures to reduce the risks of work injuries (and avoid costly work comp claims down the road). They can also refer you to specialists, such as physical therapists, to focus on early intervention.
The Work Comp Process
From obtaining treatment to developing a return-to-work plan, the work comp process consists of many steps. Throughout it all, it’s helpful to have a provider who understands how to facilitate communications between the employer, employee and all stakeholders involved.
Return to Work
Occupational medicine providers are experts in ensuring your employees return to work in a safe and timely manner. Not only are they trained to handle physical injuries, they also take the time to understand the psychological implications and stress associated with work injuries. To aid with the healing process, they may even refer you to additional specialists, such as physical therapists. So when it comes to developing a recovery plan, they’re not just treating pain – they’re able to answer questions and concerns for your employees upon return to work.
At Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine, we strive to provide exceptional medicine treatment for any injuries that occur in the workplace. Get to know our medical providers and learn more about our occupational medicine services. Visit us by clicking here.
Contributed by Advanced Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine.