While most managers and business owners do their best to maintain safety in the workplace, injuries do still happen sometimes. Employee accidents and injuries can occur because of a wide range of circumstances. If you have recently been injured on the job, even if you believe your injuries aren’t serious, it’s critical that you receive prompt medical attention. This is important to not only protect you, but also to ensure a smooth process for any worker’s compensation claim you may file. Most healthcare providers, including urgent care clinics, are able to perform exams and medical treatment for occupational health services, but make sure to check with your employer’s HR representative before you visit a clinic for your care.
Many work-related injuries are painful and inconvenient, but aren’t life-threatening, making them ideal for urgent care. Things like bumps and bruises from falls, muscle strains, repetitive motion injuries, twisted joints, and even broken bones can all be treated at your local urgent care clinic. There are many advantages to going to urgent care instead of the emergency room, including lower costs, shorter wait times, and typically more personalized attention. Your employer may have a list of approved medical providers for work-related injuries, but you have the right to choose where you go for care. And if you want a more pleasant and hassle-free experience, urgent care may be the way to go!
Of course, if your injury is life-threatening, please go to the emergency room right away. Urgent care centers aren’t equipped to handle life-threatening injuries. However, in most cases, jobsite injuries can be successfully addressed by an urgent care physician.
At DuPage Immediate Care, we have a range of occupational healthcare services available to those who have been injured on the job. We can perform X-rays and IV therapy for hydration in our clinic, and can treat lacerations, minor burns, puncture wounds, musculoskeletal issues, and more. Reach out to schedule your appointment or save your spot for a walk-in visit.