Posts From December, 2017

Why Use Doctors for Workers’ Comp

When you’ve been injured at work, you want to get back on your feet as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this can be challenging if you’re not getting the treatment you need. There are a number of ways to treat a workplace injury. However, to find the right one for you, you need to see the right doctor.

If you’re filing a workers’ compensation claim, you will need to work with a special workers’ compensation doctor. Let’s take a look at what that process looks like and why it’s important for you to use a doctor in a workers’ compensation claim.

Selecting Your Workers’ Compensation Doctor

In the state of New York, the injured employee is able to select your own treating doctor. This means you’re able to use the doctor of your choice to get medical care, but they must accept a workers’ compensation billing schedule.

When you choose your doctor, you want to ensure they comply with the rules and regulations set out by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Double checking with both your doctor and your insurance provider before any medical treatment is performed can prevent you from needing to pay out of pocket.

What to Look for in a Treating Doctor

When looking for a workers’ compensation doctor that can provide you with the treatment you need, it’s important you do the proper research. The right medical team can help you get back on your feet quickly and easily.

You want to work with a medical team that understands your injury and has experience treating similar injuries in the past. You will also want to work with someone who has vast experiencing dealing with workers’ compensation insurance. When you work with an experienced workers’ compensation doctor, you can ensure paperwork is properly filled out and your insurance covers all your necessary expenses.

If you’ve recently been injured in the state of New York, contact Maximum Orthopedics to see what treatment options we can provide. We have three convenient locations throughout the New York area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Give us a call today for a free consultation.

  • Posted on: Dec 18 2017
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Orthopedic Injuries & Workers Compensation

There are a number of orthopedic injuries that may happen on the job. From repetitive movements to hurting your spine, arm, or leg in an accident, injuries on the job can often be serious. In order to ensure you get the care you need, you want to work with the right team of medical experts.

However, when you’re injured on the job, you’re probably filing a workers’ compensation claim on your employee’s insurance. To have the cost of your treatment covered, you need to file the claim correctly and work with a designated workers’ compensation orthopedic doctor.

If you’ve recently been injured on the job, let’s take a look at a few things you need to know about work-related orthopedic injuries.

Filing Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

When you file a claim on your workers’ compensation, you’re able to receive cash benefits and medical care that can help you get back on your feet and back to work. However, you must first prove that the injury happened at work.

Proving your injury typically involves filling out a series of paperwork that you will then submit to your workers’ compensation insurance company. Some of this paperwork will need to come from your doctor, including documentation of the injury, what percentage of that injury was work-related, and the expected recovery period.

When filing your workers’ compensation claim, you typically have 30 days to report the injury and how it occurred. However, if the injury or illness takes time to develop, you have 30 days from the time you’re made aware of the injury or illness to report it. It’s important to comply with these restrictions and file your claim as soon as possible. Once that 30 day time period is up, you may lose any right to compensation.

If you’ve recently been injured at work in New York, you want to ensure you’re getting the proper medical care you need. For orthopedic injuries, contact Maximum Orthopedics to discuss what we can do for you. With three convenient locations in Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn, we can provide you with care and attention no matter where you’re located.

  • Posted on: Dec 7 2017
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