Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation services offered in Castle Hills, San Antonio, TX

Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation services offered in Castle Hills, San Antonio, TX

When you get injured on the job, worker’s compensation is here to help. Melissa Kempf, MD, and the team at Injury and Health Urgent Care in San Antonio, Texas, are familiar with the documentation requirements that ease the path in worker’s compensation and can help you move your claim forward as quickly as possible. Call the office during normal business hours to set up a visit, or book online in just moments. 

Workers Compensation Q&A

What kinds of injuries lead to worker’s compensation claims?

Many injuries that occur while you’re performing your job duties or on company time can be the base of a worker’s compensation claim. Worker’s compensation is a type of insurance that’s meant to protect workers who become ill or injured on the job. 

Some examples of common worker’s compensation claims include:

  • Concussion
  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Bodily strain
  • Contusions (bruises)
  • Burns
  • Sprains
  • Crushing injuries

This is far from a comprehensive list. Virtually any injury sustained while on the job has the potential to be a worker’s compensation claim. 

How do I document a worker’s compensation injury?

Employers cover the expense of worker’s compensation insurance. In the best-case scenario, your employer will be sincerely concerned about your health and welfare and will work with you to ensure you get the benefits you receive and can focus on recovering. 

Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Many employers immediately take a defensive stance when a worker is injured. The focus is on protecting the company and owners from potential legal action, rather than standing by an employee who’s injured or ill. 

When it comes to worker’s compensation, documentation is everything. The sooner you begin documenting your injuries and how they affect your quality of life, the better your chances of achieving a favorable outcome. 

The team at Injury and Health Urgent Care has the skills and experience needed not only to document your injuries but also to help you find the right legal counsel for your needs. You’ll partner with medical practitioners who have played a role in many worker’s compensation cases. The administrative and management teams also help you along your journey.

When is the right time to come in for a worker’s compensation visit?

Timing is essential when it comes to worker’s compensation. It’s important to come in for a medical assessment as quickly as possible. Many people don’t even go home before coming in for medical care. 

Early medical assessment allows your practitioner to document your condition immediately after your injury. This baseline can also help demonstrate progressive worsening if an unfortunate event occurs. 

If you have questions or concerns about worker’s compensation, reach out to the team at Injury and Health Urgent Care online or by phone to set up a visit. Same-day visits are often available.