Tight economies often tempt employers to skip pre-employment physicals. Not a good idea! For instance, say you advertise an open position that requires heavy lifting. The worker you hire with two strong arms, it turns out, also had a soft tissue injury several years ago. One wrong twist or too-heavy lift can exacerbate that latent injury and leave you open to a big workers' comp claim. It's up to physicians to accurately assess whether and to what degree an injury is directly related to a patient's current job or more attributable to a pre-existing condition. One degree's difference can mean thousands of dollars disappearing from your company's coffers. Airport Clinic workers' comp clinic in Valdosta Industrial Park can help your company on both ends of this scenario. We can accurately assess whether a potential hire is physically able to do the job, protecting you from a worker's compensation claim. And if an on-the-job injury or illness does occur, we can help identify whether an employee's (often undisclosed) pre-existing condition is primarily or partially to blame.