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Workers' Compensation

Experienced Care for Work-Related Injuries

What is Workers' Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance governed by state and federal law. It protects both you and your employer after a work-related injury. Overall, it’s a great thing—but it can be complicated—and it’s not always easy to know what to do next after you’ve been injured at work. Coverage and rules around treatment can vary by state.

That’s where Concentra comes in. We’re experts in occupational medicine, the field of medicine where clinicians specialize in taking care of patients injured at work.  Our clinicians understand that helping you renormalize your life after a work injury means helping you through the process of return to work, as well as evaluating and treating your injury. We make it easier for you to focus on your recovery—not only by providing you with great medical care, but also by helping you navigate the worker's compensation system and keeping you, your employer, and the workers’ compensation insurance adjuster on the same page.

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Workers' Comp. vs Occupational Medicine

Many people believe that workers’ compensation and occupational medicine are interchangeable terms that mean the same thing. But there is a big difference the two. Workers' compensation is a government-mandated insurance program. Each state’s program is different, but workers’ compensation generally ensures that injured employees receive medical care and wages following an injury or illness caused by work. 

Occupational medicine focuses on the handling of illnesses or injuries caused by work, and the process of returning employees to full function. This can include specialized treatment and physical therapy that may be required as part of a patient’s treatment plan. Concentra physicians are specially trained in occupational medicine and experienced in treating workplace injuries of all types.

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    Injured on the job? Need to find an expert you can trust? Come to Concentra. Our clinicians know the ins and outs of workers’ compensation, and we have the expertise you need to get better, faster. With more than 300 centers in 40 states, chances are, we have a location near you. Find out today!