SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE
Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Hand Surgeons located in Yonkers, NY
An injury at work could add financial hardship to your pain and inconvenience. If you suffer a work-related injury, SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE is authorized to provide your medical care. Their board-certified orthopedic surgeons, David Lent, MD, FAAOS, and Eric Spencer, MD, FAAOS, can help you recover from your injury and regain your fitness. To inquire today about a workers' comp claim consultation, call or use the online booking feature at the office in Yonkers, New York City.
Workers' Compensation Q & A
What is workers' compensation?
Workers' compensation, commonly called workers' comp, is insurance that enables you to claim financial assistance if you incur an injury at work or are sick because of your job.
You don't have to pay into the workers' comp fund. Your employer is responsible for making the contributions that provide your insurance.
Every state in the United States has its own workers' compensation board. This organization manages employee claims and insurance payments and assists with any problems that may arise.
Who is eligible for workers' compensation?
Workers' comp is available for all employees. In most cases, if you endure an injury or illness due to your job, you can claim workers' comp even if you were to blame.
The only exceptions are if the injury occurs because you were intoxicated by alcohol or drugs or attempting to hurt yourself or someone else.
If you find yourself in a position where you might need to make a workers' comp claim, be sure you follow your employer's system of reporting the problem.
What should I do if I have a workers' comp claim?
Contact a certified workers' comp medical practice like SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE if you suffer an injury at work.
Their orthopedic surgeons are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. They have years of experience in treating patients with common causes of workers' comp claims such as:
- Torn ligaments and tendons
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Crush injuries
Your provider at SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE evaluates your condition and makes their diagnosis, then recommends the most appropriate treatment. Afterward, they report the outcome of your consultation to the New York State Workers' Compensation Board.
The practice can also liaise with workers' comp insurance providers to get clearance for any diagnostic tests or procedures that you might require.
What happens after I start receiving workers' compensation?
People who are receiving workers' comp have a responsibility to get themselves fit to return to work. Your provider at SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE prepares a rehabilitation program to help you regain physical fitness safely and effectively.
Your treatment program is likely to include physical therapy and medication, and if necessary, advanced treatments such as epidural steroid injections or possible surgery.
To find out more about workers' comp claims and how SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE can help you, call their nearest office or book an appointment online today.
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