Edinger Urgent Care
Urgent Care located in Santa Ana, CA
Workers’ compensation protects businesses and their employees in the event of an accident or injury while on the job. At Edinger Urgent Care, John Alevizos, DO, and the team provide various work-related services, including diagnosis and treatment of worker injuries and DOT physicals. If you’re injured at work, don’t wait to seek treatment. To schedule an appointment at the office in Santa Ana, California, call to speak with an administrative staff member today.
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a special type of insurance that protects business owners and their employees from financial loss due to work-related injuries or illnesses. It helps cover medical expenses, lost wages, and ongoing care costs while an individual recovers.
What should I do if I experience an injury while working?
If you get hurt on the job, alert your direct supervisor right away. When you do, make sure to note the date and time of the report as well as the events leading up to your injury. If you develop a work-related illness, visit Edinger Urgent Care right away. Once the team makes a diagnosis, you can report it to your employer.
What are the types of workers’ compensation services?
At Edinger Urgent Care, the team offers several types of workers’ compensation services, including:
Treatment for worker injuries and on the job incidents
Each year, more than two million Americans experience a work-related accident or injury. If you fall off a ladder, trip over an electrical cord, or hurt yourself while using power tools, the team can minimize your discomfort and develop a custom treatment plan that prevents further complications.
If you operate a commercial vehicle like a semi-truck or city bus, you’re required by law to undergo a DOT exam every two years. A DOT exam is an in-office appointment that assesses your physical and mental health. If you have a chronic condition like high blood pressure or diabetes, more frequent DOT exams may be necessary.
Respirator fit testing
If you work around chemicals or other airborne toxins, you might need to wear a respirator. Respirator fit testing ensures the equipment you use on the job fits securely.
Edinger Urgent Care also offers specialty workers’ compensation resources, including:
- Return to work evaluations
- Aviation executive and Hazmat physicals
- Job site ergonomic and safety evaluations
- Integrated physical therapy
You can also request an in-office health or safety seminar for your team members.
What happens at a workers’ compensation appointment?
At Edinger Urgent Care, a workers’ compensation appointment begins with a review of your medical history and a discussion of your symptoms. The team also asks you to explain your injury and the events leading up to it.
After gathering the necessary information, the team orders additional tests (if necessary) and then develops a treatment plan. Ultimately, the goal is to speed up the recovery process so you can return to work as quickly as possible.
To learn more about workers’ compensation services, make an appointment at Edinger Urgent Care. Call to speak with an administrative staff member or click the online booking tool.