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Have you been hurt on the job? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people in the US become injured at work every year. In the chaos of dealing with your fresh injury in a bustling workplace, having paperwork waved in your face, and navigating occupational health laws, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. We’re here to help you figure out what to do next to get the quality medical care you deserve and get back on track toward healing as soon as possible.
Report Your Injury to Your Supervisor
The first thing to do if you are injured at work is report your injury to your supervisor. Don’t be embarrassed by your injury or try to act nonchalant. Be completely honest about your pain level and any symptoms you may be experiencing. It’s important to let your workplace know what happened so they can take the proper steps toward getting you the medical help you need. That could mean giving on-site first-aid treatment, rushing you to get emergency medical help, or finding you a workers comp doctor that is in their insurance network to treat you.
At this time, if your injury is not an urgent emergency, you will likely fill out a workplace accident report. If you are not given one by a supervisor, make your own to insure that the circumstances of the injury are documented and not forgotten. Be sure to note what you were doing when you were injured, who told you to do it, and if there were any witnesses to your injury.
Seek Medical Help
Seeking immediate treatment increases your chances of a speedy, full recovery. If your injury is potentially life-threatening, you should get to an emergency room immediately. If not, it is still important to see a doctor soon, but take care to choose the right one for your circumstances. It’s important to see a provider that is approved by your employer and their insurance company so that your medical care can be covered. According to the Michigan government’s official website, “During the first 28 days when care begins, the State of Michigan’s Workers' Compensation Third Party Administrator, Sedgwick, has the right to select the medical care providers. After that 28 day period, you are free to change doctors if you wish.” Fortunately, there is a long list of high-quality medical facilities in Michigan that are approved to accept workers compensation.
Visit an Approved Urgent Care Center
Approved urgent care centers are a great option for receiving speedy, high-quality care for your workplace injury. If you’ve broken a bone or had a bad fall on the job, sitting in an emergency room for hours without care is the last thing you need. When you’re hurt and missing work, you don't want to wait weeks for a doctor’s appointment to start your treatment. Urgent care centers accept patients without appointments, so you can walk right in and get treated for your injury.
At Ascension MyHealth Urgent Care, we provide top-quality Occupational Health Services to help patients heal and get back to work as soon as possible. With 15 convenient locations throughout southeast Michigan, we are never too far away when you need us. Our amazing doctors treat both initial and follow-up care injuries, seven days a week from 8AM-8PM.
Our services include:
So don’t wait in vain for your workplace injury to feel better on its own or get stuck waiting at an emergency room or doctor’s office. Check with your employer and their insurance company to see if visiting an urgent care for your workplace injury is a good option for you.
At Ascension MyHealth Urgent Care, our Occupational Health Services are uniquely tailored to meet the specific needs of employers and employees in ways that balance compassionate employee health care with fast and efficient return to work service.
Ascension MyHealth Urgent Care provides Employers with a relationship that is built to ensure all Employee Services and Compliance requirements are met and expectations are exceeded.
Our 15 convenient locations offer a wide variety of services to meet all your Employer needs. Our facilities are proficient in treating both initial and follow-up care injuries to keep America’s workforce moving. Our facilities are open 8AM-8PM, 7 days a week for accessibility and focus on quality & efficiency to reduce wait times.
Timely and effective communication with our Employers provide relationships that you can count on, putting Ascension MyHealth Urgent Care as a lead provider in Occupational Services.
OUR Occupational Care Specialists are available 7 days a week for any Employer inquiries that you may have.
Please feel free to reach out to them and one of our specialists will get back to you within one business day.
Department of Transportation Physicals for Commercial Drivers
All commercial drivers must carry a valid DOT card to stay compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). We have licensed medical examiners on staff to perform the required physical examination. We will ensure you’re able to safely drive a commercial vehicle. If you pass the physical exam, we can sign your medical certificate on the spot.
Our providers have a thorough understanding of the DOT rules and regulations, and want to help put you in the driver’s seat.
Our Occupational Health Services are uniquely tailored to meet the specific needs of employers and employees in ways that balance compassionate employee health care with fast and efficient return to work.
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