Work-related Injury or Illness Treatment and Management
Occupational Medicine in Mankato, Minnesota, provides comprehensive work injury treatment and care management services for your injured workers.
Workers' compensation-specific medical management is the single most effective way to produce best outcomes for workplace injuries. Our occupational medicine experts have the specialized experience you need. They serve as a liaison between you, medical staff and the insurance carrier. This includes keeping you fully informed with timely communications on return-to-work options.
Workers' compensation management provides:
- Accurate assessments, including functional capacity evaluations for specific job demands to minimize productivity loss
- Blood-borne pathogen exposure testing, counseling and treatment
- Care coordination and communication with employers and qualified rehabilitation consultants
- Case coordination
- Clear, consistent injury report forms
- Clear direction on transitions from temporary alternative duty to full-duty status for a faster, more predictable return-to-work process
- Communication on the care of your injured worker
- Complete compliance documentation
- Coordination with other Mayo Clinic Health System providers
- Direct care by occupational medicine specialists knowledgeable in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin workers' compensation
- Fitness for duty testing
- Follow-up care
- Impairment ratings and permanent partial disability as applicable
- Initial injury treatment
- Laceration repair and minor burn treatment
- Onsite ergonomic assessments/training with the injured worker at the worksite
- Return-to-work testing
- Same-day access, including walk-ins, so emergency room visits can be avoided
- Work restrictions and return-to-work plans
Workers’ compensation regulations were created to help improve workplace safety and protect employee health. Employees injured at work can qualify for benefits based on the type of their injuries and/or illnesses. Federal employees are subject to different workers’ compensation guidelines.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that the insurance pays workers’ compensation benefits no matter who is found to be at fault for a workplace injury. This ensures workers won’t have to prove their case before receiving benefits.