Even if you are working in the safest workplace with the most stringent safety measures, injuries can still occur. Accidents at the workplace happen as accidents anywhere do: they are unintentional and unexpected.
However, as an employer, setting up a system for work-related injuries and establishing a relationship with a trusted Urgent Care Center can help you prepare for these unfortunate events. Not having a predetermined system for workplace accidents might lead to uninformed decisions, which can be unfavorable for your business and your employee’s wellbeing.
Ideally, all workplace injuries must be examined by a workers’ compensation doctor as soon as possible. This can help employees, who were injured in the course of their work, document their injuries and obtain any workers’ compensation benefits they may be entitled to. From an employer’s perspective, documenting these injuries is also important, not to mention the benefits of an interventional, return-to-work approach.
Where to get treatment for Work-Related Injuries in Hialeah?
In 2016 alone, the state of Florida recorded a total of 309 fatal occupational injuries, while 5,190 were recorded in the same year in the whole country. On the other hand, Workers Compensation Claims in Florida recorded a total of 11,721 cases with indemnity in 2019.
Employees are essential to your business, so as an employer, your goal should be to get top-notch treatment for the injured worker. A doctor experienced in worker’s compensation and occupational medicine knows just the best treatment to keep workers safe, healthy, and back on their feet again at the soonest possible time.
Knowing what to do and where to go for high-quality and prompt medical care for non-life-threatening injuries can help your workers return to work the very same day. At Ritecare Urgent Care and Medical Center, patients don’t have to wait in long queues to get treatment, which is often the case in Emergency Rooms.
Our physicians are also experienced with workers’ compensation laws. They focus on finding ways to return the injured employee to work as soon as possible, although with any necessary restrictions.
What work-related injuries do we treat?
RiteCare provides medical treatment for all non-emergency work-related injuries. These include:
- Back Injuries
- Cuts / Lacerations
- Minor Burns
- Minor Trauma
- Sprains and Strains
However, for all life-threatening emergencies, please dial 911 or go straight to your nearest Emergency Room.
What is the DWC-25 Form?
The DWC-25 Form is a state-mandated form. Providers are required to complete it when evaluating and treating work-related injuries in the state of Florida.
According to the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation:
“The provider must complete form DFS-F5-DWC-25 to request authorization for a medical treatment plan, to communicate to the carrier an injured employee’s medical status, to document the injured employee’s date of Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI date), and to document a Permanent Impairment Rating (PI Rating).”
How long does it take to get a completed DWC-25 Form?Our medical providers complete the DWC-25 Form immediately after treating the injured employee. This means that the employee – and the employer – have all the necessary paperwork and information they need to proceed with either returning to work, or the next stage of rehabilitation.
3 Reasons to Choose RiteCare for your work-related injury instead of an Emergency Room
There are several reasons to choose RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center instead of an emergency room:
Emergency Rooms usually work on a triage system, whereby the most life-threatening injuries are treated first. This means that if you do not have a life-threatening injury, you will likely have to wait to be treated.
For non-life-threatening injuries, our walk-in clinic is a great alternative. You will be treated quickly and – depending on the injury – can often return to work immediately.
Affordability of Care
Most employers and Workers’ Compensation Insurance companies know that hospitals can be an expensive place to receive treatment. By contrast, Urgent Care Centers, which accept work comp patients, are a much affordable option. This leads to significant cost savings, while still providing a high level of medical care and treatment to employees.
Experience with Workers’ Compensation
Work-related injuries are different from other injuries because they are paid for by Workers’ Compensation Insurance. As a result of this, additional paperwork is required.
The DWC-25 Form must be completed by medical providers when treating work-related injuries. If the doctor has experience of this form – and the system – it makes the process much easier for both the employer and the employee.
RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center has been treating work-related injuries in Hialeah for many years. We can help guide the employee through the whole process, taking the stress out of an already stressful situation.
Our Medical Director, Dr. Joukar, is very experienced in treating and evaluating work-related injuries. View Dr. Joukar’s Workers Compensation Profile.
What other services does RiteCare provide to Employers?
In addition to providing treatment for work-related injuries, RiteCare also providers several other medical services to employers. These include:
- Occupational Medicine
- Drug Testing in Hialeah
- DOT Physicals in Hialeah
- Physical Therapy in Hialeah
- Occupational Therapy
This means that employers can use RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center as a “one-stop-shop” for all their medical needs.
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If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (305) 200-1225.
The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.