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FAQ About Workers Comp

Following an accident at work, it is critical to report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. Even if you don’t think you’re injured, you should report workplace accidents to your employer and seek medical help from a workers’ compensation doctor. 

In New York, you are generally entitled to choose your own doctor to treat a work-related injury, as long as the doctor has been authorized by the chair of the New York Workers’ Compensation Board.

Common work-related injuries that Worker’s Compensation doctors treat include conditions such as:

  • Neck and Back Injuries.
  • Repetitive motion injuries.
  • Overuse traumas.
  • Hearing loss.
  • Psychological stress.
  • Breathing issues.
  • Musculoskeletal injuries.

Employers who do not pay for benefits typically purchase workers’ compensation insurance to cover the benefits for employees. Employees are not responsible for paying for workers’ compensation benefits.

After a workplace injury, a workers’ comp doctor will examine you and ask detailed questions about your medical history. The workers’ comp doctor will then assess any injuries you may have, how severe these injuries are, the cause of these injuries, and what kind of treatment you will need in the future.