WorkFit is capable of taking care of a wide variety of workplace injuries. We provide this service for our clients as part of a comprehensive package of services. From cuts and scrapes to sprains and strains, employees can be evaluated and treated in the clinic as an alternative to the ER. We have on-site x-ray and can suture lacerations. If the injury is relatively mild with no active bleeding and can wait to be seen, we recommend calling to make a next-day appointment. In urgent situations, we can accept the patient as a walk-in and will triage them accordingly.
You, the employer, will receive a disability status form which indicates if the patient is able to return to work, return to work with restrictions, or needs to be taken out of work. It will also indicate when their next appointment is, if any referrals were given, or if any medications or physical therapy were prescribed.
Workplace Injuries are less-than-ideal for everyone involved. We understand the policies and procedures that are needed on both sides for a smoother process. Below you will find a list of a few of our workers’ compensation services. Choose WorkFit Medical if you are in the Rochester or Albany, NY areas in need of workers’ comp services.
WorkFit will recommend referrals to specialists and assist the employers in coordinating services. Please keep in mind that WorkFit Medical provides the WC services as part of a complete package for our employers. We are not able to provide just WC services for an employer or management of old WC cases, including chronic care.
This is per your own company policy. If you wish to set up billing the first visit as First Aid, please contact the billing department. If an injury comes in and is OSHA recordable, it will have to be billed as Workers’ Comp instead of First Aid. Definition of First Aid in the code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR 1904):
Nonprescription medication at nonprescription strength
Administering tetanus immunizations
Cleaning, flushing or soaking wounds on the surface of the skin
Using wound coverings, butterfly bandages, or Steri-strips
Using hot or cold therapy
Using any non-rigid means of support
Using temporary immobilization devices while transporting an accident victim
Use of eye patches
Removing foreign bodies or foreign materials from areas other than the eye by irrigation, tweezers, cotton swabs, or other simple means
Using finger guards
Drinking fluids for relief of heat stress