I Was Hurt on the Job: What Does Workers' Compensation Involve?

Dec 07, 2022
I Was Hurt on the Job: What Does Workers' Compensation Involve?
Injuries sustained at work may qualify you for workers’ compensation. You need the right evaluation and documentation for workers’ compensation claims. Read on for information about workers’ comp and workplace injury.

If you get hurt at work, you may have important rights related to the workers’ compensation system. This system protects the rights of workers to monetary compensation for on-the-job injuries, and also protects employers from liability, as well.

In order to receive your full rights and benefits under workers’ compensation laws, seek medical care and documentation from the urgent care specialist team at Carolina Urgent Care of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Your board-certified provider at Carolina Urgent Care helps you understand your rights within the Workers’ Comp system, gets you started with the documentation you need, and provides you with expert medical care and support for your injury or illness.

Urgent care after an injury at work

When you’re injured at work, it’s important to prioritize your own wellness and safety. Seek emergency or urgent care as needed. At Carolina Urgent Care, we’re available for walk-in, same-day treatment. We provide care for a range of medical needs.

When you need urgent care, getting the treatment you need right away should be top-of-mind for both you and your employer. The workers’ comp system gives you time to rest and heal without worrying about lost wages. It also ensures your employer doesn’t have to worry about reduced funding. Workers’ Comp can also help cover your medical treatment costs.

Once your medical condition is stabilized, our team talks to you about your eligibility for Workers’ Comp and the next steps you should take in filing your claim.

Documenting your Workers’ Comp case

A few requirements need to apply for your case to receive workers’ comp benefits. You need to be an employee at a company that has workers’ compensation insurance. And, the injury or illness you suffer from needs to be related to your work with that employer.

If your provider at Carolina Urgent Care evaluates that your case warrants it, we get the Workers’ Compensation process started for you. We support our patients throughout the process and can also help with communication with your employer.

To receive full benefits, you have to meet certain deadlines for reporting the injury and filing your claim. Claims can be denied for late paperwork! Don’t let that happen to you.

You should tell your employer about work-related injuries in detail, then file your formal claim. Your employer needs to respond with the needed paperwork and guidance for completion, and then file their own claim with the insurer.

The team at Carolina Urgent Care has a lot of experience with the workers' compensation system and can help you navigate documentation and paperwork deadlines. We can also save you time by letting you know if your claim is likely to be unsuccessful, due to factors like self-employment or an insufficient connection between your injury and your employment.

For expert urgent care treatment, schedule an appointment at Carolina Urgent Care online or over the phone, or walk in for treatment now. Let our team know your condition is workplace-related and that you might need to file workers’ compensation paperwork. We’re here to help!


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