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Choosing a Quality Doctor If You Have Been Injured On the Job

Choosing a workers compensation doctor to treat your work related 25765925injury can be a difficult and confusing ordeal. The first thing you need to know is that if you have been injured on the job in New York State, you can be treated at no cost, regardless of the injury, provided you go to a doctor that is certified (by the state) to treat workers compensation patients. Here is how I recommend finding a workers compensation certified doctor.

  1. Call the New York State Workers Compensation Board-The “Board” will provide a list of certified doctors based on your location as well as the type of injury sustained. For example, if you had a back injury on the job and needed a physician, the workers comp board will recommend to you a list of chiropractors (certified) in a location where you would like to visit that doctor.
  2. Speak to a friend or co-worker-Usually there is nothing better than a good recommendation. If a trusted friend or co-worker was injured at work, sustained a similar injury, and was very satisfied with their physician, then it may be worthwhile for you to be treated by that doctor as well.
  3. Speak to your union representative-If you are a member of a union, typically if you call them they will be able to provide you with a list of certified workers compensation doctors that they recommend.
  4. Contact your human resources department-Most larger companies have a H.R. department. If you contact them after a work accident, they will often recommend certified workers compensation doctors.
  5. Use the internet-By searching on the internet under workers compensation, type of doctor and location (i.e.-if you search Google for a workers compensation chiropractor in Brooklyn), you will be provided with a list of certified doctors. Remember, It is essential when you search for a doctor via the web, you carefully read the patient reviews.

You may have additional concerns when choosing a doctor. These concerns should reflect your own needs and priorities. The following questions can help you to define what is most important for you:


  1. Where is the practice located? Will it be easy for you to get there? Is it accessible by public transportation? Is there ample parking?
  2. Which hospital does the doctor use? Are you comfortable with the possibility of being treated at one of these institutions should the need arise?
  3. Where are routine x-rays and lab tests performed? Can these be done in office, or will you have to go to an outside lab?
  4. How long must you wait for an appointment after you call? Can you be seen on the same day?
  5. Is the office staff friendly and courteous?
  6. If you call with a question about your care, does a doctor or nurse return the call promptly?
  7. Who covers for the physician when he/she is away? Whom should you call if you have a problem after-hours?
  8. Does the physician frequently refer the patients to specialists (also workers comp certified)?
  9. How well does the office handle paper work, letters, and insurance claims?

Dr. Jeff J. Mollins, located in the heart of Brooklyn (downtown Brooklyn), has been certified to treat workers compensation patients for over 25 years. His office is centrally located, accessible by all forms of public transportation, provides a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and accepts new patients immediately (usually the same day you call). He works very closely with referred medical specialists (also workers comp certified), so he can treat virtually any work related injury. If you search for him on the internet, you will find all favorable and satisfied reviews. So remember to contact Dr. Mollins for you or anyone you know who has sustained an on the job injury!

Posted in: Work Injuries, Workers Compensation