If you have been injured at work, you may have questions about workers compensation and how it benefits you. Please keep reading to learn more.
Our Buffalo workers comp doctors see patients who are currently being covered by their employer’s insurance after a workplace accident. Don’t wait to reach out. We accept walk-ins for work-related injuries. Call us today if you want to set up your appointment.
Examples of When to File for Workers Compensation
Workers comp is available to any employee who has been injured at work or within the scope of their work. The following are some examples of cases to help you get a better idea of whether you file a claim:
A nurse was traveling between hospitals when she was involved in a collision with another driver on the road. The accident was caused by someone texting and driving, and the nurse sustained several injuries. Although she wasn’t in a hospital while she was hurt, she was injured within the scope of your work.
A construction worker was at a site when a large piece of material fell off the structure and knocked him out. He was severely concussed and had a brain bleed. He filed for workers compensation to cover his damages and disability as he couldn’t regain his motor function.
A cashier who worked at a grocery store for many years began to complain of shoulder pain. She had been at the same job for well over a decade, scanning, bagging, etc. She went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a repetitive stress injury. She filed for workers comp to cover her medical bills and future medical expenses related to her overuse injury.
Can I See Any Doctor I Want?
When you have filed a workers compensation claim, the doctors that are covered by your employer’s policy must be authorized by the New York Workers’ Compensation Board.
Our Buffalo doctors can treat injured workers. If you want to see a doctor who can diagnose, treat, and refer you to receive several healing modalities such as physical therapy under one roof, please give us a call. We will gladly get you scheduled with an appointment.
Our office provides several treatments under one roof for your convenience, including the treatment that your workers comp doctor will provide. We have physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and more. You won’t have to travel around WNY to find a PT or chiropractor if your doctor recommends those therapies for your recovery. It is all in one place.
What Does Workers Compensation Cover?
Workers comp is designed to get you back on your feet and back to work. Your employer’s policy will cover your medical bills related to your injuries. You may be able to get some compensation for your lost income.
If you have injuries that would prevent you from going back to work, you may be able to get disability compensation. Further, if you cannot return to the same line of work, vocational compensation may be available to you.
When you come to see our workers comp doctor, your employer’s policy will cover all your treatments related to your work injury.
Schedule an Appointment with a Workers Compensation Doctor
You should not wait to schedule an appointment with a workers compensation doctor if you were hurt in a work-related injury. We would be happy to take your call to set up an appointment, or you can simply come to the office for a walk-in appointment.
We have multiple treatments provided under one roof for your convenience. We aim to help you get back on your feet and back to work as soon as possible. Call the office today!