Multi-Specialty Center located in Bronx, White Plains, Ardsley and Yonkers, NY
If you’ve been injured at work and need treatment, rely on Doctors United, with locations in the West Farms and Wakefield neighborhoods in the Bronx, White Plains, Yonkers, and Ardsley, New York. The exceptional providers work with workers’ compensation patients, treating them and helping them get reimbursed for their care. Call the nearest Doctors United office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Workers Compensation Q & A
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation pays benefits to workers who become injured or disabled on the job. The program pays for medical treatment needed as a result of work-related injuries.
Doctors United staff evaluate and treat workers’ compensation patients to help them heal from injuries quickly and get reimbursed for their care through local workers’ compensation programs.
What are common work-related injuries?
Injuries, and their symptoms, that commonly occur in the workplace include:
- Neck strains
- Back injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
- Head injuries
- Eye injuries
- Lung problems
You may get injured at your place of employment lifting something heavy, working with chemicals or heavy machinery, falling down, or being involved in an automobile accident.
Am I a candidate for workers’ compensation?
To find out if you’re a candidate for workers’ compensation care in the state of New York, talk with your employer.
The program is government-mandated, but workers’ compensation varies from state to state. Once you receive paperwork from your employer, bring it with you to an injury evaluation at Doctors United.
What should I expect during a workers’ compensation visit?
During appointments at Doctors United, your specialist discusses your medical history and symptoms. They complete a physical exam, paying close attention to painful or injured areas of your body.
Your provider may suggest you undergo blood tests, urine tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and develop an effective treatment plan.
Doctors United has neurologists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and other specialists on-site who can help you make a full recovery after getting injured at work.
What are common treatments for work-related injuries?
Depending on the type of workers’ compensation injury you have, your provider could recommend one of the following treatments:
Home remedies that help you recover from many work-related injuries include resting the injured area of your body, using heat or ice packs, and wearing a brace or sling.
Wound and fracture care
Your Doctors United specialist offers wound and fracture care, including casting, to help you heal quickly after a work-related injury.
Medications can reduce pain and inflammation to help you feel more comfortable after a work-related injury.
Injections help reduce swelling and pain.
Physical therapy can speed up healing, strengthen affected tissues, and reduce the risk of reinjury.
Chiropractic manipulation can relieve discomfort caused by work injuries and speed up your recovery.
Surgery is sometimes the best way to fully recover after an injury. Your Doctors United orthopedic surgeon can remove, repair, reconstruct, or replace damaged tissues.
To learn more about workers’ compensation or get treated for a workplace injury, call the nearest Doctors United office or schedule an appointment online today.
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