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Workers' compensation exam

Whether a factory, construction site or office, accidents in the workplace do happen. You’ll want an occupational health provider’s help when illness or injury does occur. With same-day care available we’ll help you return to work as quickly and safely as possible.

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What to expect from your Workers' Compensation Exam

At the clinic or urgent care location, the injured person will provide history of the injury and have a through physical exam. The occupational health provider will:

  • recommend treatment options
  • create a unique care plan based on medical needs
  • determine work restrictions, if any
  • schedule follow-up appointments or referrals to specialty services

Work-related injuries and illnesses can come with complicated regulations and requirements, and can sometimes be a confusing process for you or your employee. Our providers and specialists will help you navigate the workers' compensation process and provide the necessary documentation to the insurance company, employer and employee –- so you or your employee can focus on recovery and getting back to work.

A workers' compensation exam can help with these common accidents

There are a range of common accidents and injuries that can occur in the workplace. Some of the most common sources of work-related injury include:

  • overexertion injuries, due to lifting, carrying and pulling
  • repetitive motion injuries
  • slips, trips and falls
  • falling objects or debris
  • machine crushing or entanglement
  • motor vehicle accidents
  • electrocution


Good to know

Be proactive and avoid workplace injury before it happens. Employers can schedule a company site tour with an occupational health provider. The provider will make safety recommendations and assess restrictions for employees returning to work after injury.

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Source: Allina Health Occupational Health
Reviewed by: Philip Hoversten, MD

First published: 3/7/2017
Last reviewed: 8/19/2021