Workers' Compensation Specialist


Workers' Compensation Specialist

When you get injured at work, you might be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. If you're affected by a work injury, Ira Siegel, MD, at Pain Center of NJ can help. Dr. Siegel has assisted hundreds of patients over the years with workers' compensation, creating a personalized treatment plan to help you get back on track. You can benefit from his experience at Pain Center of NJ’s West Orange, Bayonne, Union City, Ridgefield, Edison, and Union, New Jersey, locations. Call the most convenient office or book an appointment online today.

Workers’ Compensation Q & A

What is workers' compensation?
Workers' compensation or workers' comp is a program that provides for people injured during the course of their work or made sick by their job. Each state has a workers' compensation board that oversees the plan and deals with claims and disputes.

All employees are eligible for workers' comp, even if they're responsible for their injuries. The only exceptions are cases of deliberate harm and workers who suffer injuries while they have drugs or alcohol in their system.

To receive a workers' compensation payout, you must ensure your injury is reported at work and that you consult an approved physician like Dr. Siegel, who has authorization from the New Jersey Division of Workers' Compensation.

What conditions might trigger a workers' compensation claim?
Common issues that Dr. Siegel deals with that are responsible for a workers' compensation claim include:

Lower back pain
Numbness in the legs and arms
Spinal injuries
Neck and head injuries
Chronic pain
Chronic pain can be hard to live with and make work almost impossible. Trying to operate at your usual level of efficiency when carrying around any kind of pain can be extremely difficult and uncomfortable. No matter what industry you're in, working with pain isn't easy.

At Pain Center of NJ, Dr. Siegel ensures that injured workers are able to get back on their feet in as near perfect condition as possible without delay. Treatment is simple but thorough, so when you return to work, you can be as pain-free as you were before with minimal fuss.

What treatment might I need for a workers' compensation claim?
Dr. Siegel performs a thorough evaluation before treating you, studying every case of employee injury with the utmost care. He analyses your medical history, current condition, and the cause of your injury and uses the information to provide the precise medical attention you need.

Potential treatments for workers' comp injuries include:

Physical therapy
Activity modification
Anti-inflammatory medication
Fitting of splints, braces, and other supports
Trigger point injections
Steroid injections
Dr. Siegel aims to ensure you receive the rehabilitation and follow-up you need to regain function. Instead of you and your employer suffering from issues like lost productivity and insurance and medical costs, he wants to help you reclaim your livelihood free of pain as soon as possible.

To find out how you can benefit from Dr. Siegel's experience in dealing with workers' compensation claims, call Pain Center of NJ today or book an appointment online.

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