East Side Primary Medical Care
Daniel P. Klein, MD, FACP
Primary Care & Concierge Medicine located in Upper East Side, New York, NY
When you’re injured on the job, workers’ compensation can help prevent financial strain while you’re trying to heal from your injury. At East Side Primary Medical Care, Daniel Klein, MD, FACP, offers compassionate medical services to help evaluate your condition and provides documentation to help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. To schedule an appointment for workers’ compensation help, call the office in Upper East Side, New York, or book online today.
Workers' Compensation Q & A
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a special type of insurance that provides compensation for medical treatment linked to a workplace injury. Workers’ compensation can also provide financial compensation for time lost from work, long-term care needs, and much more.
While some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others, anyone can sustain a workplace injury. Understanding where to turn when you encounter a workplace injury can make it easier to navigate the process of recovery (both physically and financially).
What are some common workers’ compensation injuries?
Many injuries can occur in the workplace. Your occupation may carry a higher risk of certain injuries as compared to a worker in a different field. Some examples of common workplace injuries include:
- Sprains and strains
- Crushing injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Back pain from improper lifting
- Chemical burns
- Respiratory damage from chemical exposure
- Slip and fall injuries
These are just some of the workplace injuries that bring patients to the care of East Side Primary Medical Care for workers’ compensation evaluations, but there may be other types of injuries as well.
When should I see a doctor after a workers’ compensation injury?
It’s important to seek medical care as soon as possible after a workplace injury. If your injury is a true emergency, seek emergency medical treatment promptly. Even if you don’t feel that your injuries are severe, it’s still a good idea to get checked out by a medical professional to ensure your optimal functioning.
Sustaining a workplace injury is a stressful event. Your body can respond by flooding your system with stress hormones, which can initially mask pain. A thorough medical evaluation is the best way to know if any significant damage was done.
To receive workers’ compensation benefits, there are a series of rules that must be followed. The most essential part of a successful workers’ compensation claim is getting timely medical treatment.
At East Side Primary Medical Care, Dr. Klein truly understands the importance of documenting your injury to align with the requirements of workers’ compensation guidelines, so he works hard to thoroughly evaluate your condition and provide you with proper documentation.
To schedule an appointment for workers’ compensation help, call the East Side Primary Medical Care office in Upper East Side, New York, or book online today.