Worker's Compensation Specialist

ERgent Med

Immediate Care & Primary Care located in Brunswick, GA & St. Simons Island, GA

Getting injured on the job often requires more paperwork than it does treatment. At ERgent Med in Brunswick, Georgia, Michael Hamm, DO, and Robin Basset, NP-C, have demonstrated experience both in diagnosing and evaluating the severity of your injury and filling out the paperwork your employer requires for workers’ compensation. Get in touch with the team at ERgent Med today by phone or online if you’ve suffered from a work-related injury.

Workers Compensation Q & A

What issues does workers’ compensation cover?

The most common type of issues covered under workers’ compensation are obvious injuries like machine injuries, falls, or lacerations while on the job.

Other work-related injuries covered under workers’ compensation include -- but aren’t limited -- to:

  • Work stress-related heart attacks
  • Back pain and hernias from lifting heavy objects
  • Carpal tunnel from poor ergonomics
  • Eye injuries caused by airborne irritants
  • Hearing loss due to exposure to loud noises

Dr. Hamm can give you a full and detailed list of issues covered under workers’ compensation. Any issues arising from your work environment might qualify for coverage.

What benefits are included in workers’ compensation?

The benefits you receive under workers’ compensation directly match the type and intensity of your injury. For instance, if you have to miss work because of this injury, you receive lost wages and medical care.

In more extreme cases, you’re covered and compensated for injuries that make it impossible for you to return to work or that require you to get a new job with lower compensation.

In the case of injuries that require you to get a new job, you’re covered for any additional training the new job demands.

If relevant, workers’ compensation also includes new glasses, contacts, hearing, or any prosthetics necessary to treat your injury.

Workers’ compensation also includes:

  • Transportation to and from your medical treatment
  • Any prescriptions required to treat your injury or illness
  • Any medical bills for the care you received

Dr. Hamm works closely with you and your employer to make sure you get the coverage you need to get healthy again.

What if my injury doesn’t appear serious?

Even if your injury doesn’t appear serious on the surface, it might lead to a more complicated medical issue down the line if left unaddressed.

Dr. Hamm recommends you report your injury to your employer as soon as possible so you can begin the medical processes of diagnosis and treatment. While your employer chooses the practice where you get your initial assessment, you decide where you go from there.

You should report any work-related injury. Failure to do so promptly may make all the difference between receiving workers’ compensation and being responsible for it yourself. 

Get in touch with Dr. Hamm immediately by phone or online if you feel as though you’ve suffered from a work-related injury. He helps you complete all the required paperwork and provides expert treatment solutions.