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Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation Clinic in Florida

At PrimeHealth Urgent Care, our board-certified doctor, Dr. Alfonso Espinel, MD, is available to help you with all Workers’ Compensation concerns, from on-the-job injuries to understanding your needs with occupational health concerns. For more information, contact us, or book an appointment online, we also allow walk-ins! We have convenient locations to serve patients in Parrish, Bradenton, Sarasota, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Ellenton, Port Charlotte, West Bradenton, and Lithia FL.

Workers Compensation Clinic Near Me in Parrish, Bradenton, Sarasota, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Ellenton, Port Charlotte, West Bradenton, and Lithia FL
Workers Compensation Clinic Near Me in Parrish, Bradenton, Sarasota, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Ellenton, Port Charlotte, West Bradenton, and Lithia FL

Table of Contents:

What is the protocol if or when I get hurt on the job?
What is the required time frame to report an injury?
If I am approved for workers’ compensation, what benefits will I be entitled to?
How long can I continue to receive treatment?

What is the protocol if or when I get hurt on the job?


With on-the-job injuries, some companies will have a set of protocols that they will go over with you during your training period and potentially give you paperwork that goes over them in detail. Depending on how long you have been at your job, you may have misplaced the documentation or forgotten the process your job prefers. In the event of this situation, the best first step is to inform your supervisor or manager of your injury and seek first aid treatment, depending on the severity. Once your injury has been assessed at work, it is important to see a physician like the ones at PrimeHealth Urgent Care. If you do not need emergency medical care, once this has been done, your employer will have to make an insurance claim for your injury.

What is the required time frame to report an injury?


Regarding on-the-job injuries, you and your employer are expected to report the injury within 30 days to receive proper compensation. When it comes to on-the-job injuries, reporting the injury as soon as possible is very important, so that if you need workers’ compensation, you can determine your eligibility for coverage. Making sure your employer reports the injury is also vital to the process, and checking in to make sure that it has been reported after can be important.

When it comes to the timeframe of reporting, the 30-day period of time could feel like a lot, but when dealing with an injury, this time could pass a lot more quickly than you realize which is why reporting the injury immediately is important. Your health should be your top priority, which includes reporting injuries so that workplace hazards can also be re-evaluated to make sure that future injuries can also be avoided for yourself and co-workers.

If I am approved for workers’ compensation, what benefits will I be entitled to?


In Florida, there are different kinds of benefits you can get when you qualify for workers’ compensation. There are medical benefits or wage replacement, which are used in the event of a disability from the injury. Your benefits will be discussed with you once you have been approved, so you can better understand what you are entitled to, what medical costs such as prescriptions or diagnostic imaging costs, will be covered if you will be receiving payments for wage replacement, and how much you will receive. When you are being assessed for eligibility, it is important to remember that once you settle with insurance, any bills incurred after this point for medical treatment will be your responsibility and cost to cover.

How long can I continue to receive treatment?


In Florida, you will be entitled to a maximum amount of payments, which is 104 weeks if you have not returned to work before then. With medical treatment, it will be up to your physician, like the ones at PrimeHealth, to make a treatment plan for you so you know what to expect during your recovery if you will need physiotherapy or braces, and have a general timeline of how long to expect your recovery to take. Your treatment is going to be based solely on your injuries, which is why there is no true timeline for recovery as every person heals at different rates, depending on factors like age, overall health, and if you have any pre-existing health conditions that could interfere with your treatment plan.

Depending on your type of injury, you may have to do additional imaging scans throughout your healing process, to make sure that you are recovering properly. Our doctors at PrimeHealth are here for you during this process and will utilize the tools at their disposal so you can get the best recovery outcome. Our team will see you quickly and assess your injuries using our state-of-the-art equipment to identify, diagnose, and also treat your on-the-job injuries. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online, we also allow walk-ins! We have convenient locations to serve you in Parrish, Bradenton, Sarasota, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Ellenton, Port Charlotte, West Bradenton, and Lithia FL.

Directions to PrimeHealth Urgent Care in Florida

Port Charlotte, FL

  • 23951 Peachland Blvd, Unit 1, Port Charlotte, FL 33954
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Parrish, FL

Bradenton, FL

Sarasota, FL

Lithia, FL

  • 5660 Fishhawk Crossing Blvd, Lithia, FL 33547
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Lehigh Acres, FL

  • 5781 Lee Blvd., Suite 302 Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
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Estero, FL

  • 20321 Grand Oaks Shoppes Dr. unit 308 Estero, FL 33928
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Ellenton, FL

West Bradenton, FL

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