Workers Compensation

Empire Medical Services

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Cardiology located in Murray Hill, Flushing, NY

Every seven seconds an employee is injured on the job. If you’re injured at work, Empire Medical Services is here to help you recover. At their offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Flushing, and Rockaway Beach, New York, Vaijinath Chakote, MD, and his team offer workers’ compensation exams to help take care of your medical needs and can help with any necessary paperwork. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Workers Compensation Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance given to workers as wage replacement and medical benefits if they are injured or disabled while on the job. This ensures limited coverage for harm during an injury. The act covers medical expenses due to injury or disability.

Any type of injury that happens at a work-related event should be covered by workers’ compensation. An injury that is work-related includes those that happen while doing a task on behalf of your employer or during your work. This can possibly include injuries that occur in company-owned trucks or other locations that are owned by your place of employment.

What happens if I get injured at work?

Empire Medical Services offers medical exam services to those workers who wish to claim their compensation. Dr. Chakote and his team help you find relief from mental or physical injuries. Pain, injuries, and suffering will be taken care of when workers come to Empire Medical Services.

The team has expert knowledge on the workers’ compensation laws both federally that applies to the states of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.

What are the most common workplace injuries?

There are many different injuries that may result in you missing work days, including:

  • Overexertion from heavy lifting or repetitive motions; accounts for 34% of injuries
  • Equipment injury, such as compression injuries from making contact with equipment or other objects; accounts for 25% of injuries
  • Slips, trips, or falls; these account for 25% of injuries

No matter what your injury is, Empire Medical Services is ready to help with a workers’ compensation exam and services that include physical therapy.

What jobs are most likely to lead to workplace injuries?

Injuries can happen at any type of job, but these are the top five most common places of employment to have injuries:

  • Police officers, firefighters, and other service jobs
  • Transportation/shipping
  • Manufacturing/production
  • Maintenance repair
  • Construction

If you have been in an accident on the job and need a workers’ compensation exam, call Empire Medical Services or book an appointment online today to get the expert diagnosis and care you need.