Worker's Compensation

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Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic

Family Medicine & Primary Care Physicians located in Lake Oswego, OR

Are you suffering from a job-related injury? Work-related injuries and sports injuries cause pain, anxiety, and missed work. If you’ve been injured on the job, see the team at Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic in Lake Oswego, Oregon, for medical diagnosis and treatment. They can offer timely medical and surgical care and appropriate referrals. In addition, Dr. Selby, can offer a unique approach to work or sports injury involving osteopathic manipulative medicine, a hands-on therapy to relieve and eliminate musculoskeletal pain. For over 30 years, they’ve helped men and women manage the involved workers’ compensation system successfully, returning them back to a full and normal life. Call the office today or book online to make an appointment.

Worker's Compensation Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers' compensation is a state-mandated health care coverage for those suffering from work-related injuries and illnesses. It provides medical benefits in the form of treatment and support for employees. 

Employers pay for workers' compensation, and when injuries occur on the job, that is usually covered by health care. In general, the injured man or woman can receive benefits regardless of the cause. 

What does workers’ compensation cover?

Although each state offers different plans, the Oregon workers’ compensation plan is comprehensive. 

When you’re injured on the job, tell your employer immediately. Workers’ compensation usually covers all illnesses and injuries that happen while employed, but coverage doesn’t apply to everyone.

If you have a condition or injury resulting from your work environment, you most likely have a workers’ compensation claim. This could include sudden and progressive events such as:

  • Slip or fall
  • Strain from lifting
  • Occupational disease like cancer 
  • Exposure to asbestos
  • Injured while traveling on business
  • Running a work-related errand
  • Participating in a company-related social event
  • Injuries from a fire 

What happens during a workers’ compensation visit?

As with any medical treatment at Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic, they provide high-quality care, personalized for your needs. 

In the case of workers’ compensation, your personal doctor assesses your injury or illness to form a treatment plan. They listen to their patients and evaluate every question and concern professionally.

They provide all the required forms needed to submit paperwork to workers’ compensation. You may access your forms through a private patient portal. 

What is the role of my treating doctor for workers’ compensation?

Your treating doctor plays a vital role in your care. In Oregon, you may receive medical treatment from a health care provider of your choice.

The team offers total managed care for workers' compensation claims. If you need a referral to a specialist or need ongoing wellness care to treat your injury, they can support your journey to complete recovery. 

If you’re suffering from a work-related injury or illness, call or schedule an appointment online with Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic today.