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Key Questions to Ask Your Workers’ Compensation Doctor in New York

Asking these three key questions will provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your health, your return to work, and your Workers' Compensation claim
Key Questions to Ask Your Workers’ Compensation Doctor in New York
Published Date
June 15, 2023

When filing a Workers' Compensation claim in New York, it's crucial to be transparent with your doctor, who is certified by the New York State Workers’ Compensation system. This ensures accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Asking specific questions during your medical evaluations can help you understand the extent of your injuries and guide your path to recovery. Here are three essential questions to discuss with your certified doctor.

Are My Injuries Likely to Result in Long-Term or Permanent Disability?

Even seemingly minor work-related injuries can evolve into chronic conditions with increasing severity over time. It's important to obtain proper medical documentation to secure Workers’ Compensation coverage for future medical expenses and potential disability. Your certified doctor's opinion regarding the nature and seriousness of your injuries is vital evidence for your claim. Additionally, they can guide you on whether you should continue working, when you might return to work if you've temporarily stopped, the expected recovery time, and the potential for permanent disability.

What Will My Limitations BE When I Return to Work?

Understanding your post-injury limitations is critical, especially when returning to work. Your doctor may recommend a gradual return in a "light-duty" capacity or even suggest a leave of absence for proper healing. Knowing your physical constraints is essential for both you and your employer to make your return to work as successful and safe as possible. Communicating these limitations with your employer can lead to a smoother transition back to your job.

What Is My Treatment Plan?

Your certified doctor will outline your treatment plan during the initial visits. This plan includes diagnostic tests (e.g., x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, nerve function tests) and treatment methods (e.g., physical therapy, medications, injections, consultations with specialists). Understanding your treatment plan helps you anticipate costs and plan for personal time commitments. Having a clear picture of the recommended treatments and their timing is essential for your recovery journey.

Conclusion

When navigating your own Workers’ Compensation claim in New York, it's vital to maintain open communication with your certified doctor. Asking these three key questions will provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your health, your return to work, and your Workers' Compensation claim. If you're in New York and require assistance with your Workers’ Compensation claim, don't hesitate to reach out to our experienced team for guidance and answers to any questions you may have. Your well-being and recovery are our top priorities.

When filing a Workers' Compensation claim in New York, it's crucial to be transparent with your doctor, who is certified by the New York State Workers’ Compensation system. This ensures accurate diagnosis and treatment planning

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