Worker's Compensation

Worker's Compensation

Worker's Compensation services offered in Myrtle Beach, Piedmont and Spartanburg, SC

Workers’ compensation provides people with vital financial support when they can’t work or have chronic (long-lasting) health problems because of their job. If you need a workers’ comp certified doctor, contact United Physician Group. The practice has offices in Douglasville, Conyers, and Hampton, Georgia, and Piedmont, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Spartanburg, South Carolina. Their highly experienced workers’ comp doctors excel at managing every aspect of your recovery. Call your nearest United Physician Group office today to inquire about a workers’ comp assessment, or use the online form to schedule a consultation.

Worker's Compensation Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation (workers’ comp) is insurance you benefit from if you suffer an injury at work or your job makes you sick.

Employers pay into a central workers’ comp fund that pays qualifying claims. Employees don’t have to donate to the fund to benefit from it.

Every US state has a workers’ compensation board that manages the plan. The board’s personnel administer claims, resolve disagreements, and arrange payments.

Do I qualify for workers’ comp?

All employees can potentially qualify for workers’ comp payments. You can still file a claim even if your actions caused the sickness or injury keeping you off work.

Only in a few instances do you lose your right to workers’ comp. One is intoxication (having drugs or alcohol in your system) when the injury happens. The other is deliberately harming yourself or others.

How do I make a workers’ comp claim?

If you get sick because of your work or injure yourself during work hours, you must tell your manager so that they can record the incident. Next, you need to talk to United Physician Group.

Their doctors are authorized by the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation (SBWC) and the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission to treat workers’ comp claimants.

At your workers’ comp consultation, your doctor does a complete physical exam and assesses your illness or injury. They report their findings to the relevant workers’ comp board, including treatment recommendations.

United Physician Group’s doctors have considerable experience dealing with workers’ comp insurance providers to get clearance for diagnostic tests and procedures their patients need.

What are my responsibilities when claiming workers’ comp?

Once your workers’ comp claim is approved and you begin receiving payments, your primary responsibility is to commit to your rehabilitation. United Physician Group aims to get you back to work in good health as soon as possible.

Your doctor designs a personalized treatment plan for your recovery. Depending on your condition, your plan can include treatments like:

  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Massage therapy
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Steroid back or joint injections
  • Counseling
  • Pain management

Your doctor might recommend a work-hardening program. This is an intense form of rehabilitation that combines physical and psychological treatments. It helps you regain the ability to resume your former job role after a severe injury.

Following your doctor’s advice when recovering from a work injury or illness is essential. If you don’t, you could suffer a relapse or develop chronic pain.

Call United Physician Group today or book an appointment online if you suffer an injury at work or get sick because of your job. Their expertise in workers’ comp claims offers you the best chance of a successful recovery at little or no cost to you.