Workers Compensation Specialist

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Advance Medical Group

Internal Medicine & Medical Weight Loss located in Hackensack, Paramus & Haledon, NJ

If you experience an injury or illness on the job, a timely diagnosis and treatment are essential to both your recovery and the workers’ compensation process. At Advance Medical Group, the team specializes in convenient, personalized treatment for a number of work-related injuries and illnesses. To speak with an experienced provider about your condition, book an appointment at the Hackensack, Paramus, or Haledon, New Jersey, office by phone or online today.

Workers Compensation

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides wage replacement and covers medical expenses for employees who experience work-related injuries and illnesses. 

Workers’ compensation allows employees to seek treatment for their work-related medical concerns without worrying about the cost. It can also cover rehabilitation for patients who require services like physical therapy.

Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

In order to receive workers’ compensation benefits, there are a few requirements you must meet. First, your employer has to have workers’ compensation insurance. 

Second, your injury or illness must be work-related. This means your injury or illness was caused while on the job or performing work-related duties. Beyond that, you must adhere to the deadlines and rules required for submitting your claim. 

What are Occupational Illnesses and Injuries?

Exposure to particular workplace conditions causes occupational illnesses and injuries. These injuries and illnesses typically develop over the long term and can result from physical, chemical, and biological hazards. Some of these hazards include:

  • Heavy lifting
  • Repetitive motions
  • Mold
  • Noise exposure
  • Wood dust
  • Pesticides
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Lead

 

Workers’ compensation is used to address both sudden and long term work-related conditions. 

Employees who work in similar conditions over long periods of time can experience things like chronic back pain from repetitive heavy lifting, or even develop cancer from exposure to hazardous pesticides. 

If you’re experiencing an illness or injury, make sure to discuss it with your medical provider at Advance Medical Group to determine the role your employment might be playing in your condition. 

What is the Role of My Health Care Provider in Workers’ Compensation Claims?

Your Advance Medical Group primary care provider plays a major role in diagnosing and treating your work-related illness or injury. In order to receive your benefits, you must first receive a proper diagnosis. 

Your provider evaluates your condition and provides you with an accurate diagnosis so you can begin your benefits claim. Your provider also works with you to develop a personalized treatment. 

To speak with an experienced medical provider about your work-related injury or illness, book an appointment with Advance Medical Group by phone or online today.