Work-related illnesses and exposures can be difficult to diagnose and treat within the Workers’ Compensation system. Not only can it be a challenge to identify and diagnose certain illnesses that are the result of exposures to chemicals or unsafe work conditions, but treating those illnesses within the Workers’ Compensation system requires a Level II Accredited Physician to navigate the management of your claim.
Often, when an employee becomes sick due to chemical or pathogen exposure at work, a team of medical specialists is required to investigate the situation. It is critical to determine if the illness is related to work activities or the work environment or, if the illness is non-work-related in nature. Without the proper physician involvement and coordinated claim management services offered by Injury Care Associates, workers may not receive the appropriate treatment or be eligible for benefits within the Workers’ Compensation system.