There are about 57,000 nonfatal injuries in private Arizona workplaces annually, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of those injuries become workers’ compensation cases, and that’s where Prestige Medical Care experts Devin Bland, DPM, FACFAS, DABPM, and Carla Aldaz, MSN, FNP, ANCC-BC, step in to help. The practice offers independent medical evaluation (IME) and impairment ratings in the Phoenix, Arizona, office. Book an appointment online or call the office to schedule your consultation now.
Workers’ compensation is insurance that covers workplace accidents. All Arizona employers must have workers’ compensation insurance, and they pay for this coverage.
So, if you’re an employee who is injured at work or experiences an injury as you perform job duties, you most likely qualify for workers’ compensation coverage.
Some common workplace injuries that lead to workers’ comp cases include:
Many other injuries may also qualify for workers’ comp if they’re related to your work.
An IME is a medical evaluation performed by a different medical care provider than the one who treated you after your injury.
The IME clears up questions about your workers’ comp claim and can verify the conclusions drawn by your treating medical care provider.
The workers’ comp insurer has the legal right to request an IME. The results of the IME may be different than those of your original medical care, so they may lead to adjustments to workers' comp claim status.
A workers’ comp impairment rating is a medical evaluation that assigns a percentage of impairment or disability to an injury.
Prestige Medical Care performs impairment rating evaluations for patients who are involved in workers’ comp cases as they near the end of their treatment course. Impairment ratings are particularly important in calculating partial and total disability benefits.
Workers’ compensation impairment ratings can be determined at the time of an IME or at a separate time.
Prestige Medical Care needs information from your previous medical care providers (if any) before they evaluate you or treat workers’ comp injuries. If you have a workers’ comp claim and need help taking the next step in your treatment, don’t hesitate to contact the office for guidance.
If you were injured on the job, you deserve fair compensation, especially if you have a long-term disability that keeps you from working at the same job in the future. At Prestige Medical Care, you’ll find prompt and courteous care that puts your needs first. Call the office or book your appointment using online booking now.