Work Injury Doctor in Buffalo, NY
You are at work, taking care of business when the unthinkable happens. You get injured.
Maybe you slipped and fell or were hit by a falling object. You might have a cut or laceration, or pain in your arms or legs due to repetitive motions. You might have even gotten into a car accident while traveling for work or become sick after inhaling toxic fumes for years.
Now, you can’t help but feel a range of emotions. You are worried that you won’t be able to perform your job duties, and you’re scared about how you’ll pay for the treatment. You might even feel a little angry that your injury is preventing you from doing the things you enjoy. You are not alone. In fact, every 7 seconds, a worker is injured on the job.
It’s normal to feel emotional after a work injury, but Medical Care of Western New York at Buffalo can help you get back on your feet without any cost to you. When you see a work injury doctor at our office, your company’s workers’ compensation policy will cover your treatment. That means you can get the treatment you need without dipping into your bank account.
We make the entire process easy for you, from start to finish. We aren’t just a team of medical professionals. We are your partner in treatment and recovery. Schedule an appointment with a work injury doctor at Medical Care of WNY, where healing happens!
What Are Some Common Work-Related Injuries?
Medical Care of Western New York at Buffalo treats an assortment of work-related injuries, but some are more common than others. Strains and sprains make up 30 percent of workers’ compensation claims, and our patients appreciate that we can diagnose and treat these injuries in one place. With diagnostic imaging, physical therapy, pain management, and more, we provide everything you need under one roof.
Cuts and punctures make up 19 percent of all workers’ compensation claims, with contusions at 12 percent, inflammation at 5 percent, and fractures at 5 percent.
Injuries are commonly caused by material handling, slips, trips, falls, collisions with objects, tool-related accidents, and overuse injuries or strains.
While these are the most common work-related injuries and causes, this is far from a complete list of what a work injury doctor can treat. Our office was created to handle all types of injuries, so this is the only place you need to go to get the necessary treatment.
How Does Workers’ Compensation Work in New York?
New York requires that companies carry workers’ compensation coverage, with exceptions for federal employees, clergy members, and volunteers. Workers’ compensation policies cover occupational diseases and injuries, including cuts, amputations, bone fractures, sprains, and other injuries that require more than first aid. If you have such an injury, it’s essential that you get treatment immediately. Failure to do so could lead to a more serious injury and more time off work.
We are an authorized workers’ compensation health care provider, so workers’ compensation has to pay for all necessary and reasonable medical treatments. We will provide the treatment and receive payment from the insurance company that issued the workers’ compensation policy. You do not have to pay up front and wait for the workers’ compensation insurance policy to send a payment. Everything goes through the insurance company, so you only have to focus on one thing. Getting better.
You also might be eligible for travel and lost wage reimbursement from workers’ compensation. Proper documentation is needed to ensure you receive reimbursement for lost wages and expenses. We have treated patients for many work-related injuries, and we will provide all the necessary documentation to support your claim. We can also help you submit your claim to speed up the reimbursement process.
We understand that dealing with a work-related injury or illness is stressful, so we do everything possible to alleviate that stress. From filling out and filing paperwork to helping you recover as quickly as possible, we make the process easy for you.
What Treatments Are Available at Medical Care of Western New York?
Payment isn’t your only concern when seeing a work injury doctor. You also concerned about traveling from one location to the next to receive proper treatment. You are in pain, and the idea of driving from one end of Buffalo to the next is almost too much to bear. It’s also a huge drain on your time and an unpleasant experience overall.
That’s why so many people choose Medical Care of Western New York at Buffalo when seeking treatment for work-related injuries. We have everything you need for diagnosis and treatment under one roof. That includes:
- Acute Primary Care
- MRI (offsite)
- Bone scan (offsite)
- Neurodiagnostic testing
- Physical therapy
- Pain management
- General practice medicine
Our medical office has multiple specialists under one roof, we make it easy for you to receive the proper care. Since you only have to go to one office for treatment, all of your workers’ compensation paperwork will also be in one place, making the claims process much easier. That’s especially important if you are waiting for reimbursement for lost wages and travel expenses.
We don’t just provide all the necessary treatments in one place. Our patients also love our newly renovated office located in the Parish Commons Building. Our modern office is calming and relaxing and will put you in the right frame of mind to heal.
Do You Need a Work Injury Doctor?
It is always important to see a medical doctor after a work-related injury, even if you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. Countless people assume they are fine if they aren’t bleeding or in significant pain. However, internal injuries aren’t always symptomatic immediately following an injury. You could have injured organs, internal bleeding, or another complication from the injury. A medical doctor will use diagnostic tools to determine if you are injured in any way. For many people, this is a matter of life and death. Failure to treat these types of injuries immediately can be fatal.
What to Do After a Work-Related Injury
If you are injured on the job, it’s important to follow a certain protocol to ensure that you are covered by the company’s workers’ compensation policy. This begins by reporting the injury to your employer. New York law states that the injury must be reported within 30 days of occurring. If you have contracted a disease due to your occupation, you must report it within two years of your diagnosis.
Your employer will give you a form to complete. Then, the employer will also fill out a form and mail everything to the Workers’ Compensation Board, so you can get the coverage you need.
Next, you need to see a work injury doctor that has authorization from the Workers Compensation Board. As an authorized provider, many people choose Medicare Care of Western New York at Buffalo. Since we provide a full range of treatments, you won’t have to worry about finding a second or third authorized provider.
Get Treated By A Work Injury Doctor Today
Don’t wait any longer before seeking treatment for your work-related injury. Contact us for an appointment or stop by our office. We accept walk-ins, and no one is turned away for treatment.
We can provide treatment modalities designed to facilitate the road to recovery. Our multifaceted approach to treating injuries can help you put your work-related injury in the rearview mirror. We hope that it will be a distant memory in no time at all.
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