Injured workers are entitled to medical care based on the nature of the injury and process of recovery. Company Care follows all workers’ compensation guidelines in regards to treatment planning and return-to-work for injured employees.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who have injuries as results of accidents or occupational diseases while at work. Workers’ compensation is designed to protect workers and their dependents against the hardships from injury or death arising out of the workplace. It is intended to benefit the employee and employer alike. The employee receives wage replacement and medical benefits, and the employer receives immunity from court actions against them by the employee in exchange for accepting liability that is limited and determined.
What to Do When an Injury Occurs
- Notify your supervisor.
- Report to Company Care for medical evaluation.
- Our healthcare providers will render appropriate medical treatment and determine your employee’s work limitations, if needed.
- The Medical Provider will issue you a DWC-25 form for you to take back to your employer and schedule a follow-up appointment if applicable.
Returning to Work
Your provider is responsible in determining whether or not you, as the injured worker, have work limitations. It is not up to the employer, injured worker, attorney or adjustor. If you disagree with a provider's opinion concerning your limitations, you may seek a second opinion. Our providers will discuss return-to-work expectations with injured employees, employers and insurance carriers and explore options for restricted and modified work assignments, as needed.
Occupational Illness or Injury
- Medical Follow-up and Management of Ongoing Injury or Illness
- Advanced Diagnostic Testing (CT scans, MRIs, PT, etc.) through our affiliated departments
- Aggressive Physical Rehab by Certified Physical and Occupational Therapists through our affiliated departments
Coordination of Care
- Ongoing communication with employer and workers’ compensation carrier
- Minimize lost time from work
- Expedient scheduling of follow-up appointments