If an employee gets hurt on the job, the employer is required by law, to pay for workers’ compensation benefits. Employees could get hurt by simply one event at work. Examples can include hurting your back in a fall, getting burned by a chemical that splashes, or getting hurt in a car accident while you are out making deliveries. Other examples are repeated exposures at work. These include hurting a part of the body from doing the same routine motion over and over or losing your hearing because of consistent loud noise.
Workers’ compensation covers some, but not all, stress-related injuries caused by a job. Also, workers’ compensation will not likely cover an injury that is reported to the employer after the worker is told he or she will be terminated or laid off.
Most company employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees, which helps the employee that happened to sustain a work-related injury. This allows them to recover any lost wages and other accommodations. The types of injuries that are typically covered by workers’ comp are those that can be connected in some way to an employment requirement or employment condition. Some examples might include lung cancer that is resulting from second-hand smoke at a restaurant that allows smoking, carpal tunnel syndrome that is caused by too many consecutive hours at the computer, or a sprained ankle after having a fall from a telephone pole. All of these are examples of what would be considered a work-related injury therefore resulting in worker’s compensation.
At AFC Urgent Care in Wichita, KS our doctors and medical professionals can customize an occupational health program uniquely designed to your business needs. All corporate protocols – such as the follow up procedures, return to work policies, and billing can all be handled for you, or whatever you as the employer would prefer. Because we are open seven days a week and treat patients on a walk-in basis – we make it extremely convenient to get your employees treated quickly and also make sure that they are on their way to a speedy recovery. Our physicians are highly experienced professionals in occupational health in the Wichita area and completely understand the importance of transparent communication and, of course, the need to get your employees treated and back to work.
To make sure that we are the one stop shop for you and your business-related medical needs, we offer all of the Workers' Comp services. If, however, you have a major emergency at the workplace – please call 911. Listed below are the services that we offer employers:
If you have any questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to call us today at (316) 440-2712. We are located near you at 3161 N. Rock Road, Suite A Wichita, Kansas, 67226.