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Oct 17

Workers Compensation Answers

Back To Work Too Soon 

Workers Compensation Question

My employer recommended doctor is sending me back to work too soon. I was released by the physician to return to work, even though I expressed to him that I was still feeling pain from my injury and did not feel strong enough to go back to work. As soon as I returned to work I fell down and was rushed to the hospital.

I really don’t understand what it will take to help this doctor and my employers understand how seriously injured I am! What can I do since I have not fully recovered?

Back To Work To Soon

Workers Compensation Answer

First and foremost you are not alone. You need to understand that in New York State you have the right to seek a second medical opinion from a board certified physician. You do not have to stay with your employer’s choice of a physician.

There’s always that risk that doctors recommended by your insurance company or employer may claim that you are “not injured” so as to avoid paying you workers compensation benefits.

Workers Compensation

Advice from New York board certified workers compensation doctors to injured workers.

Workers Compensation Question

Whats the difference between a pain management doctor vs. chiropractor?

Workers Compensation Answer – Pain Management Vs. Chiropractor

Studies show that chiropractors provide effective treatment for back pain. However, you should know that not all back pain can be properly treated by a chiropractor. Some conditions require a pain management  M.D.

Common Work Injuries:

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Knee Injury: fractures from falls and vehicle accidents, and from dangerous conditions on the job.
  • Leg Pain: Workplace falls, while lifting heavy objects, or while going up or down stairs.
  • Herniated Discs: Common serious back injury experience in workplace
  • Neuropathy: nerve damage, often causes weakness, numbness and pain
  • Whiplash Injury: Road Traffic Injury
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • And More!

Choosing the right physician is one of the most important decisions you will make for yourself when injured at work

Some important questions to ask include:

  • Does the physician’s office take workers comp insurance plan?
  • Where is the practice located?

Got questions regarding a work related injury?  Just ask and we will try to answer!

 

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