Exer is here to help your employees get better and back to work as quickly as possible.
Our trained medical professional staff can see 80% of the cases that are typically see in an emergency room and also help with follow up visits:
- Cuts, burns, and wound care
- Foreign body removal
- Pre-op exam
- And more!
Convenient and Accessible
Visit any of our 55+ locations across Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange County that are open 7 days per week with extended hours.
We provide most of the services of an Emergency Room – generally at less cost and with lower wait times!
Great Customer Service
We provide employers with a dedicated contact at each clinic to answer questions and receive a status update regarding their employees’ Workers’ Compensation cases.
To set up your company in our system, please complete the form below.
Contact Us Regarding Workers’ Compensation
To simplify registration and billing, please send your injured employee to any of our facilities (walk-ins welcome) along with either the Workers’ Compensation Treatment Authorization form or State of California DWC-1 form.
Need Workers’ Compensation care today?
Simply visit any Exer Urgent Care clinic and bring a completed Workers’ Compensation Treatment Authorization form to be seen.
Worker’s Compensation Insurances Accepted
We accept self-insured companies and are contracted with many approved California medical provider networks (MPN) including but not limited to:
- Anthem/Blue Cross
- Berkshire Hathaway
- Corvel (coming soon)
- and many more!
If you are unsure if Exer is contracted with your employer’s insurance, please connect with your company’s HR contact or insurance claims adjuster.
How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in California
Eligibility to receive workers’ compensation benefits in California is a relatively straight-forward process. It begins by reporting the injury and is followed by time-sensitive paperwork that must be completed by the injured employee and the employer. Missing the deadline for the paperwork or failing to make a claim within 30 days of your injury could cause you to lose your workers’ compensation benefits, so be very mindful of the specific timeline of this process.
Step One: Reporting the Injury
As an employer, it’s important you stress to your employees the importance of reporting any on-the-job injuries with a written notice as soon as an injury occurs. Failing to report the injury or illness within the first 30 days of its occurrence could render them ineligible to receive workers’ comp benefits. While this is possible for accident-based injuries which provide a clear date of injury, there are other instances that are not so black and white and can make reporting a work-related injury more difficult, which makes reporting all the more important.
Step Two: Get a Medical Evaluation
Not all doctors treat work-related injuries, so be sure that the physician is aware of the specific nature of your appointment. In the State of California, injured employees must be seen by a doctor selected by your employer, which virtually eliminates the possibility that such a conflict could occur. Doctors that handle workers’ compensation cases will be required to fill out specific documentation detailing the specifics on your condition, such as necessitating time off work, job duty modifications, or determining whether you have a permanent injury. Exer Urgent Care can help.
Step Three: File Form DWC-1
After receiving a workers’ compensation injury report, you, the employer, should provide a workers’ compensation claim form, formally known as the DWC-1. After the form is filled by both you and your employee, you will have to submit a form directly to the insurance company. It is recommended you advise your employee to keep a copy for his or her records as well.
Step Four (Optional): File an Application for Adjudication of Claim
If you or your employee have a disagreement with the insurance company regarding a fair claim amount, the Application for Adjudication of Claim (Form WCAB-1) is required to make your case eligible for appeal. It must be filed within one year of the date of injury, the last day of employer-provided medical benefits, or the last day of temporary disability benefits.
About Workers’ Compensation
California’s Workers’ Compensation Act entitles employees with work-related injuries to have their medical costs covered by the employer, meaning the initial doctor’s visit, as well as any medical treatment required thereafter. This law also entitles an injured employee to a partial wage replacement in the event that the employee is unable to work during the recovery process. However, this compensation is not automatic and requires particular actions to be taken in a specific order. Being examined by a doctor that specializes in workers’ compensation is only the first step towards receiving your deserved benefits. At Exer Urgent Care, we can help with this first step and guide you through the rest of the process, ensuring your employees are well taken care of. Whenever an employee is injured as a result of their work, the first step is to immediately report the incident to their employer and get immediate care.