Workers’ Compensation Questions and Answers
At Sunshine State Medical, we specialize in helping employees with worker’s compensation claims. Our professionals in Orlando, FL will diagnose and treat you to help you regain your health and assist you to return to work safely. For more information, please call us or request an appointment online.
Do you need any workers’ compensation services? If so, you can get them with us at Sunshine State Medical. We can help you if you got injured or ill at work and you need treatment and compensation. There’s a lot we can do to help you, including representing your needs to your employer. Or if you’re an employer, we can provide many services for you too. Connect with our clinic or keep reading to learn more about our workers’ comp services at Sunshine State Medical.
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a government-mandated type of insurance that offers monetary benefits to workers who become injured or ill at work. Workers’ comp isn’t the same as disability insurance or unemployment benefits. Instead, worker’s comp compensates workers for work-related incidents. Actually, both employees and employers benefit from workers’ comp.
Employees benefit from worker’s comp because they receive coverage for medical fees related to their treatment, and the employees may receive additional compensation too. Employers benefit because their employees are able to pay for and receive treatment right away, and return to work right away. Both employees and employers benefit from avoiding legal fees for a trial.
What makes you eligible for workers’ compensation?
To be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, a person must meet a couple requirements. The requirements are that the person must:
- Be an employee of a company that has or should have workers’ comp insurance
- Have been injured or gotten ill at work or as a result of a job-related duty
There may be other requirements too, and each U.S. state may have its own ways of handling certain situations. You can contact us at our clinic about your particular situation.
How do you get workers’ compensation?
If an employee needs treatment and workers’ compensation services, the employee can go to a primary care clinic like Sunshine State Medical. Likewise, if an employer needs workers’ compensation services for an employee or all employees, the employer can contact a clinic like ours. It’s important to note that an employee may have to go to an approved clinic. The employee should speak with the employer or the state’s workers’ compensation program about this. Many primary care clinics like Sunshine State Medical are commonly approved clinics.
What do primary care clinics do for workers’ compensation?
Primary care clinics like ours diagnose and treat employees for injuries and illnesses, as well as provide prescriptions for medications and referrals for rehabilitative services. These clinics also help decide when, how, or if employees should return to work. For instance, if an employee has acquired a permanent disability, a clinic will help decide what type of work the employee can do, how the employee can go about doing the work, and how an employer will have to accommodate the employee. On top of all that, the clinics advocate for the employees’ behalf in workers’ comp cases. The clinics offer many services for employers too.
Where can I get workers’ compensation services near me?
You can get workers’ compensation services right here at Sunshine State Medical in Orlando, FL. If you’re an employee and you need treatment and workers’ compensation services, contact us today so we can help you right away. If you’re an employer and you need our services, we can help you too. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you think you may need any of our services. Contact Sunshine State Medical today. We serve patients from Orlando FL, Kissimmee FL, Oviedo FL, Lake Nona FL, Casselberry FL, Deltona FL, Winterpark FL, and Boggy Creek FL.