Work Accident

See intake form below for Work Related accidents and FAQ's.

When you or a loved one become injured due to a work related injury it can become very overwhelming. Our team of physicians, and rehabilitation staff is one of the best, and we treat each patient with the utmost respect and attention to detail. Learn more about the Workers' Compensation process with FAQ's below or give us a call and speak to one of our highly experienced staff members.

If you are a new patient and have a confirmed scheduled appointment please bring in:

  • Photo ID

  • Patient Intake Form

  • Hospital Records pertaining to your accident

 

FAQs

Answers You Need

Check out our list of frequently asked questions below to get the answers you need. If you still feel like you have a question for us, feel free to get in touch with us and one of our patient care staff members will be sure to help you out.

What is Workers' Compensation?

Workers' compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers (regardless of: race, sex,  nationality, or immigration status) who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job. Employers pay for this insurance, and shall not require the employee to contribute to the cost of compensation. Weekly cash benefits and medical care are paid by the employer's insurance carrier.

What benfits can I receive under Workers' Compensation?

  • Medical Benefits

The injured or ill worker who is eligible for workers' compensation will receive necessary medical care related to the original injury or illness and the recovery from his/her disability. The treating health care provider must be authorized by the Workers' Compensation Board, except in an emergency situation.

  • Disability Benefits

Disability benefits are not paid for the first seven days of the disability, unless it extends beyond fourteen days. In that case, the worker may receive disability benefits from the first work day off the job. Necessary medical care is provided no matter how short or how long the length of the disability.


Claimants who are totally or partially disabled and unable to work for more than seven days receive cash benefits. The amount that a worker receives is based on his/her average weekly wage for the previous year.


  • Additional Benefits:

Transportation Reimbursement, Social Security Benefits, Supplemental Benefits, and Death Benefits.

What is the Workers' Compensation Process?

When a work related injury has occurred, one must immediately obtain necessary medical treatment and notify the employer/supervisor of the accident and how it occurred. Notification can initially be verbal but must also be in writing within 30 days.


The injured worker also files a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Board on a Employee Claim (C-3) Form. This must be done within two years of the accident, or within two years after the employee knew or should have known, that the injury was related to employment. You can find this form on the Workers’ Compensation Board website or we can provide you with one.


The employer then reports the injury to the Board and their Workers’ Compensation insurance company.


After 2-4 weeks the insurance company provides the injured worker with a written statement of his/her rights under the law, and claim number information. Insurer begins payment of benefits if lost time exceeds seven days and if the claim is not in dispute.


If the claim is being disputed, the insurer must inform the Workers' Compensation Board (and the claimant and his/her representative, if any).


You will see the doctor every 4-6wks and continue rehabilitation treatment as needed.

What if I do not report my accident?

Not reporting your accident to your employer can delay the establishment of your case and may result in loss of your right to benefits and medical care.

Am I responsible for medical bills?

By law no medical provider or facility is allowed to charge you for medical services provided unless you failed to prosecute a claim or it is determined by the Workers' Compensation Board that your claim is disallowed.

What is Occupational Disease?

An occupational disease arises from the conditions to which a specific type of worker is exposed to. The disease must be produced as a natural incident of a particular occupation. For example an administrator can develop carpal tunnel syndrome from continuous computer use or a maintenance personnel can develop a back injury from repetitive lifting or twisting.


A person disabled by a work-related occupational disease receives the same benefits as an on-the job injury. However, the time limit for filing a claim is the later of two dates:


  • Two years from the date of the disabled worker's disability; or

  • Two years from the time the disabled worker knew or should have known that the disease was due to the nature of employment.

 

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