You could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you suffer an illness or injury at your workplace or while performing your job duties. Taiwo Adebayo, NP, is a qualified independent medical examiner who performs workers’ compensation exams at On Time Urgent Care, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio. With an experienced team, the providers conduct your exam in a safe environment and help you navigate the paperwork you need. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Workers’ compensation is an insurance program mandated by the federal government and administered by the states. It provides medical and financial assistance to employees injured at work or who become ill due to their job.
Benefits typically cover medical costs, lost wages, rehabilitation expenses, and disability payments. Since your employer covers the cost of workers’ compensation insurance, you can’t sue for damages.
Every employee applying for workers’ comp must undergo an independent medical exam (IME). This exam determines if your illness or injury directly results from your working conditions. The expert medical team conducts IMEs at On Time Urgent Care, LLC, and can help you navigate the workers’ comp process.
Most employees in Ohio are eligible for workers’ comp if they suffer an on-site injury or contract an illness at their workplace. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation states that an employee can receive benefits if the injury or illness:
The sooner you seek workers’ compensation and schedule an IME, the more likely you will receive prompt medical care and coverage for your condition.
Workers’ comp includes a wide range of medical conditions and injuries, including:
In Ohio, workers’ comp typically provides coverage for one-time and repetitive injuries and physical conditions that stem from working around hazardous materials.
The mental and emotional trauma that causes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression are typically eligible for workers’ comp benefits.
Chronic diseases like mesothelioma, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asbestos exposure can cause lifelong health concerns for which workers’ comp provides coverage.
You can seek workers’ comp benefits if your loved one dies because of a workplace illness or injury.
To prepare for your IME, the team at On Time Urgent Care, LLC, recommends that you bring:
The team helps you complete the necessary paperwork to ensure that your claim meets the eligibility requirements.
Call On Time Urgent Care, LLC, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about worker’s compensation.