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Workers Comp for Workplace Slip and Falls

Workplace slip and fall accidents are fairly common, and though it’s possible to slip and fall in most locations you walk through in everyday situations, injuries incurred while on the job are slightly different than elsewhere.

If you slip and fall at work, it’s likely that your medical treatment for any injuries you sustain will be covered by workers compensation. However, documentation is key in order to secure necessary treatment coverage under workers compensation. See a New York State-certified workers compensation chiropractic professional like Dr. Jeff Mollins, DC immediately following the accident. Do not wait until it’s too late to document, since it’s possible you won’t feel the impact of the injury until much later. Dr. Mollins has been practicing in Downtown Brooklyn for over 25 years. His expertise lies in the diagnosis, treatment, and documentation of injuries sustained in accidents.

In slip and fall In order to establish injury in a slip and fall claim, one must have the testimony of a doctor or the opinion of a doctor describing the injury and attributing that injury to the accident. This is a crucial step to obtaining workers comp, as the doctor proves how and when the injury was sustained – as long as you were performing duties under the scope of your employment, you should be covered.

Like we said before, don’t delay your visit to a doctor following a slip and fall at work. Even a little trip has the potential to cause injury to the back, neck, knees or other areas. The movement to the body that occurs when one slips and/or falls is usually unexpected, which can cause jerky movements, likely causing injury that may limit one’s range of motion or even worse, cause severe and lasting damage. That’s why you need to see a doctor ASAP- the sooner you receive treatment, the sooner you will be on your way to feeling better.

In addition, seeing the doctor chiropractic professional like Dr. Mollins expeditiously will make it easier to correlate (and document) the injuries sustained to the accident.

Dr. Jeff J. Mollins is prepared to take care of all your health care needs under New York State workers compensation. Call 1-718 802-0800 to learn more about the workers compensation chiropractic services Dr. Mollins of Brooklyn provides in his downtown office.

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