Orthopedic Injuries & Workers Compensation
- Posted on: Dec 7 2017
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.
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