Occupational Medicine Specialist Q&A
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What services do you provide for Occupational Medicine?
Why should I see a doctor for pre-employment?
Should I see a doctor if I get hurt at work?
What medical information is an employer entitled to?
Q Day Walk-In Clinic provides all of the occupational medicine services an employee will need whether they are preparing to take on a new position or have experienced a workplace injury. Q Day Walk-In Clinic offers on-site vaccine administration as well as drug screening. Employment physicals are available to help mitigate the risk of injury for employees and employers. Staff at Q Day Walk-In Clinic also provides treatment for all manner of work-related injuries.
A good employer takes their duty of care towards their workforce seriously, which includes understanding what risks prospective and existing employees might face. An employee or applicant’s pre-employment medical assessment helps to manage these risks at work in order to avoid illness or injury.
There are also legal requirements and standards that must be met in some jobs. Pre-employment medical assessments are part of the employment process and are used to assess your suitability for the position and the physical work environment for which you are applying. This ensures that you or other employees are not at increased risk of injury. Employers want to ensure that you don’t have any medical issues that will make you more likely to hurt yourself or others while working.
Seeing a doctor for a pre-employment scan will help employees ensure that they are prepared for any physical demands of their job and not at high risk of injury. It also provides them with a clean bill of health if a workplace accident were to occur.
Injuries are never pleasant, but they can be made even more complicated when they occur at work. To file a workers’ compensation claim, you should see a doctor as soon as possible after sustaining a work-related injury.
Often, people associate work-related injuries with machinery accidents or slip-and-falls on the job, but they include so much more. Workplace injuries include acute falls, cuts, breaks, and sprains or strains, as well as repetitive motion injuries from poor ergonomics when working at your desk, painting, or working along an assembly line. Similarly, you could be involved in an accident while driving a company vehicle, for example.
In order to determine whether reasonable workplace adjustments are necessary, employers can ask questions. If the employee requires an adapted work environment, they may ask about it. If flexibility in the working day will be required, for example, more frequent breaks or remote working options, the employer may ask about this. The employer may ask about situations in which it will be necessary for the employee to obtain additional resources in order to perform their duties. It is possible to ask questions for monitoring purposes. An employee might be asked about recent absences or how their current working arrangement is going. It is acceptable for an employer to inquire about a medical condition if it is believed that the condition may interfere with the employee’s ability to perform their duties.
Employers cannot ask a medical professional for an employee’s medical records or information about the employee’s health without the employee’s permission. Employees have a right to check their records before they are passed on, even if they approve of this. Any health condition that arises during employment cannot be requested by an employer. If an employee volunteer’s information, the employer must make reasonable adjustments to support the employee. Contact or visit Q Day Walk-In Clinic today for all of your occupational medicine needs. Our team is here to explain more about our occupational medicine services. For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 3560 E Park Blvd Plano, TX. We serve patients from Plano TX, Frisco TX, Garland TX, Carrollton TX, McKinney TX, Murphy TX, Wylie TX, and much more!