Worker's Compensation

Orthopedics located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Flushing Neighborhood of Queens, Flushing, NY
Worker's Compensation

Worker's Compensation services offered in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Flushing Neighborhood of Queens, Flushing, NY

It’s crucial to file a workers’ compensation claim if you suffer an accident or injury while on the job. Filling out the necessary paperwork and getting a doctor’s opinion can keep your costs as low as possible and speed up your recovery. At NY Partners Orthopedics in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens and Brooklyn, New York City, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Ronald Huang, MD, offers workers’ compensation services to people throughout New York City. Call the practice today to request a workers’ compensation appointment, or book one online.

Worker's Compensation Q&A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is an insurance program mandated by the federal government and administered by the states. It provides benefits and medical care to people who become sick or injured because of their job.

All business owners are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. A state agency called the Workers’ Compensation Board processes workers’ compensation claims and determines the compensation you receive.

At NY Partners Orthopedics, Dr. Huang provides workers’ compensation services to employers and employees.

Who should file a workers’ compensation claim?

File a workers’ compensation claim at NY Partners Orthopedics if you experience any of the following workplace accidents, injuries, and illnesses:

  • Slip-and-falls
  • Overexertion
  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs)
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Car crashes
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Dislocated joints
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Whiplash

You could qualify for workers’ compensation if you have asthma or another respiratory problem made worse by your work environment.

What happens during a workers’ compensation doctor’s visit?

Dr. Huang reviews your medical records and asks about your injury or illness, including the symptoms you’re experiencing and when they first started. He completes a physical exam and orders lab tests and/or diagnostic imaging.

After evaluating and diagnosing your illness or injury, Dr. Huang develops a personalized treatment plan. The goal is to relieve your uncomfortable symptoms, encourage your body’s healing process, and help you return to work as soon as possible.

How are workplace injuries and illnesses treated?

At NY Partners Orthopedics, Dr. Huang treats workplace injuries and illnesses with a conservative and minimally invasive approach. He could recommend:

  • Physical therapy
  • Ice and heat
  • Compression and elevation
  • Activity changes
  • Joint replacement
  • MAKOplasty®
  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint injections

Dr. Huang communicates with your employer throughout your treatment, providing updates and completing the required paperwork.

What should I do if I’m injured at work?

If you get hurt at work, alert your direct supervisor immediately and fill out an incident report. Then, call Dr. Huang. NY Partners Orthopedics sets aside time each day for walk-in workers’ compensation evaluations. Bring your health insurance card and workers’ compensation paperwork from your employer.

Can work-related injuries be prevented?

There’s no way to entirely prevent workplace injuries, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk significantly. Dr. Huang recommends wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE), regularly checking for safety hazards, and always staying alert.

Call NY Partners Orthopedics today to schedule a workers’ compensation visit, or book one online.