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If you’ve been injured in the workplace, you aren’t alone. A worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds. That means 510 people are injured each hour, 12,600 each day, or over 4.5 million injured workers per year.

An injury at work can be devastating to your personal life, not to mention your finances. Yet, a workers’ comp doctor can help fight for your rights to wages lost during recovery from a workplace injury.

Are you searching for a workers’ compensation physician or specialist to assist in your case? Then check out this guide first to learn everything you need to know about workers’ comp claims in New York plus the incredible doctors who are here to lend you a hand.

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Three of these industries (construction, utilities, and transportation) include occupations that are among the 5 jobs with the highest rate of annual workplace injuries. It should be no wonder, then, that Manhattanites accounted for 73 of the 5,250 total fatal workplace injuries in 2018.

Perhaps that’s why men between the ages of 25 and 54 account for 88% of NYC workplace injuries. 90% of all NYC work-related deaths occurred in wage or salaried jobs as compared to self-employed occupations.

Symptoms of a muscle strain include:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Weakness, cramping, and immobility
  • Pain, bruising, and swelling

Tears tend to be much more serious than sprains and strains. That’s because a tear occurs when the ligament, muscle, or tendon is overstretched due to accident or repetitive motion.

What’s more, tears take months to heal and sometimes require surgery or physical therapy for a full recovery.

  • Report your injury to your employer
  • File a C-3 Employee Claim Form with the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board.
  • See a workers’ comp doctor for treatment

Keep in mind that you must file your claim within 1 year of the workplace accident that caused your injury.

Also, make sure you inform your workers’ comp physician that you were injured at work. That way, your doctor can help support your workplace injury case.

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