Worker's Compensation Specialist

Pain Management Specialists of New York

Board Certified In Pain Management And Anesthesiology located in Manhattan, Astoria, NY & Bronx, NY

If you suffer an injury or develop a health condition while on the job, you should immediately notify your employer and seek prompt medical care. Ari Lerner, MD, at Pain Management Specialists of New York, has years of experience helping workers’ compensation patients recover from their injuries. . Dr. Lerner provides medical and pharmacological care, physical rehabilitation, interventional pain management,, and works with a network of medical specialists. Schedule an appointment online or call 718-932-1740 to book your visit at one of the four locations throughout New York City: Long Island City, Astoria, the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan, and Pelham Bay and Mott Haven in the Bronx.

Workers Compensation Q&A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that’s carried by your employer and covers your treatment for injuries and illnesses that happen while you’re on the job.

After a job-related injury, New York workers’ compensation law requires you to get medical treatment as soon as possible, notify your supervisor about your injury within 30 days, and complete a claim for workers’ compensation.

If you have a work-related disease or overuse injury, you should notify your employer within two years after you knew or should have known the problem was work-related.

What causes work-related injuries?

Some occupations naturally have a higher risk for injuries, but you can have a work-related accident or injury on any type of job. A few of the most common causes include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Being struck by an object
  • Accidents involving tools
  • Repetitive use injury
  • Construction accident
  • Lifting injury
  • Exposure to harmful chemicals or fumes

Car and truck accidents might be covered under workers’ compensation if you were actively engaged in work, such as making a delivery while driving.

What types of injuries does workers’ compensation cover?

Workers’ compensation injuries may occur due to an acute accident or develop so gradually that you don’t realize they’re work-related when symptoms appear. A few examples of the most common injuries covered by workers’ compensation include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Low back pain
  • Broken bones
  • Knee injury
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts and lacerations

Overuse injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome develop slowly over months or years of repeating the same movements. 

What should I expect from a workers’ compensation physician?

Pain Management Specialists of New York’s workers’ compensation providers offer two essential services:

Medical care

Pain Management Specialists of New York provides comprehensive care through its network of specialists, which includes interventional medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons, spine surgeons, podiatrists, neurologists, and psychiatrists.

You receive all the services you need, from reviewing your medical history, a thorough physical exam and diagnostic testing, to providing advanced medical care, interventional pain management, and physical rehabilitation. 

Workers’ compensation reports

When caring for workers’ compensation patients, there’s another vital aspect to your care, and that’s completing all the required paperwork and reports.

Pain Management Specialists of New York has extensive experience managing workers’ compensation cases. Your provider creates a customized treatment plan, completes medical reports and work status reports, and submits all the paperwork on time. 

They also communicate as needed with your employer, case manager, and attorney, doing their part to ensure timely claims processing.

If you need comprehensive medical care for an injury that’s covered by workers’ compensation, call Pain Management Specialists of New York, or schedule an appointment online.