Workers’ Compensation conditions in NY and NJ

If you are injured at work, it affects your ability to provide for yourself and your family. You need help with your Workers’ Compensation claim as well as expert treatment and compassionate care that will put you at ease, reduce your pain and get you safely back to work and life.

The skilled, compassionate team at University Spine Center wants to help. We do it through a unique, personalized team treatment approach where all five board-certified physicians blend minimally invasive spine surgery, medical management and pain management techniques with the latest therapeutic options and medical devices to deliver the best care for each patient.

What you need to know about Workers’ Compensation

You must apply for Workers’ Compensation at your place of employment. You cannot use Workers’ Compensation if your injury or illness is not job-related. Benefits typically include medical care, a percentage of your regular wages or salary and continuation of your employee benefit package. Workers’ Compensation rules vary by state, but some form exists in every state. Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault program; that is, a work injury may be covered even if it was your fault.

World-class spine care with nonsurgical options

We are recognized leaders in minimally invasive procedures, often performing outpatient procedures that allow you to go home the same day. However, many types of back problems do not require surgery at all, which is why we often recommend nonsurgical treatment. You gain the benefit of five excellent physicians who are skilled at using just the right treatment approach for your condition, including:

  • Pain management
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Complex revisions
  • Nonsurgical spine treatment
  • Alternatives to spinal fusion
  • Microdiscectomy (treatment for sciatica)
  • Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty
  • Laminectomy (lumbar laminectomy)/laminotomy
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Cervical and lumbar decompression
  • Nutrition-based wellness care

Returning to work and avoiding re-injury

As you recover from a work-related injury, you may want to request “light duties” from your employer so you can return to work sooner. It is important not to risk re-injury by returning fully to work before it is safe and appropriate for you to do so. Our team will closely monitor your progress and make sure you are fit to handle your work duties – allowing you to progress to recovery as quickly as possible.

Offering the most advanced spine care available today

The physicians at University Spine Center are experienced advocates with Workers’ Compensation claims and processes. Whether you need a second opinion for your claim or expert treatment, we can help you.