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Why go to Dr. Mollins if your are hurt on the Job?

Sustaining a work injury can be devastating for the injured worker as well as his/her family .Work injuries can vary from mild to severe, are often disabling, and can become dire if not treated as expeditiously as possible.

If you sustain a work injury, first and foremost, you must take care of your health. You should immediately see a doctor to insure that the sustained injuries are not serious and that the injured worker’s health is stable. (i.e. – here are examples of serious injuries: concussion, fractures, torn ligaments etc.) I recommend going directly to the emergency room (by ambulance if needed) or to an urgent care center. Also after a work injury, it is strongly recommended that you contact your employer and/or supervisor and notify him/her about the injury and the way in which it occurred. An injured employee who fails to inform his/her employer, in writing, within 30 days after the date of the accident causing the injury, may lose the right to workers compensation benefits. Also, complete a claim for workers compensation (Form C-3) and mail it to the nearest office of the Workers Compensation Board. Form C-3 can be obtained on line at the NYS Workers Compensation website.

The next step for the injured worker is to make a follow-up appointment with a competent, highly skilled Workers Compensation Certified doctor to properly diagnose, treat, and document the injuries sustained. I strongly recommend making an appointment with Dr. Jeff J. Mollins as he is highly qualified to treat your work injury for the following reasons:

  • Experience – They say “you can’t beat experience”. Dr. Mollins has been diagnosing, treating, and documenting injuries sustained by workers for almost 30 years. He has treated just about any condition imaginable. If you want a doctor with experience, make an appointment with Dr. Mollins.
  • Documentation – Dr. Mollins and his highly trained staff are well aware of the importance of proper documentation. Our staff is always on the “cutting edge” with the latest updates on workers compensation law and they regularly attend seminars to keep up to date. Accessing proper level of disability, and quantitatively determining the level of permanency of an injured worker, are just some of the crucial statistics that must be documented which can have an enormous affect on the income and/or settlement received by the injured worker.
  • Referred Specialists – Dr. Mollins works with a large network of referred specialist to provide his patients with comprehensive care. His referred specialists include neurology, orthopedic surgery, pain management, diagnostic testing, and physical therapy. All referred specialists are Board Certified, Workers Compensation Certified, provide excellent care and precise documentation of injuries sustained. With his large network of referred specialists, Dr. Mollins can treat virtually any injury sustained at work.
  • Location – Dr. Mollins office is located in downtown Brooklyn. This convenient location is accessible by all public transportation and is close to all boroughs in NYC. Dr. Mollins even has patients that come to his office from Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester.
  • Quality Staff – Dr. Mollins considers his office to be a friendly, clean and comfortable environment. Our staff is aware that you may be in pain so they will immediately put you at ease. All our patients are treated with the utmost respect. Dr. Mollins likes to think of his staff as a family. With our courteous, compassionate, professional office staff, we are sure your experience with us will be extremely positive.

It should now be clear what to do if you are injured at work. Remember, health ALWAYS comes first. Please note, Dr. Mollins and all of his referred medical specialist are Workers Compensation Certified. All treatment rendered is done at no cost. If you are unable to work, you can receive lost wages (while receiving treatment). When you are physically able to return to work, you can still receive treatment (at no cost to you).

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