Workers' Compensation Doctor in Boston
Workers' Compensation Injury FAQs
What is a workers' compensation injury?
If you are injured due to your line of work or on the job, workers’ compensation is an insurance program that makes sure you get treatment for your injury or illness. For injured workers in the Boston area, orthopedic surgeon George Theodore, MD is here to help. Dr. Theodore is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is Boston’s best when it comes to foot, ankle, and knee surgery. Dr. Theodore has over 20 years of experience and has performed over 7,000 surgeries, so you can trust him with your worker’s compensation injury treatment!
What do you receive from workers' compensation?
The coverage is mandated by each state and the wage and medical benefits vary by state.
Many states include help with:
- Wage replacement benefits
- Medical treatment
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Other benefits
How can I receive workers' compensation for my illness or injury?
If you are injured or ill, it is best to be evaluated by a healthcare professional as soon as possible. Dr. Theodore can help provide medical reports to help your claims.
You can file paperwork and begin the process of getting relief and help for your condition.
The most important thing is that you get the help and treatment you need to restore health and function in your daily life.
Which Injuries or Illnesses are Covered under Workers' Comp?
It is best to confirm your individual situation with Dr. Theodore, your state, and company.
Typically, an injury or illness is covered, without regard to fault, if it was:
- Sustained in the course and scope of employment
- While furthering or carrying on the employer’s business
- May include injuries sustained during work-related travel
Injuries or Illness that may not be covered include:
- Those as the result of the employee’s horseplay
- Willful criminal acts
- Intoxication from drugs or alcohol
- Voluntary participation in an off-duty recreational activity
- A third party’s criminal act if directed against the employee for a personal reason unrelated to the work
- Acts of God
The FECA, or Federal Employee’s Compensation Act, assists with new claims, helping you manage your case, getting benefits, and helping you return safely to work.
Schedule a Workers' Comp Consultation in Boston, MA
If you’re dealing with a work injury in the Boston area, give Dr. George Theodore a call today. Dr. Theodore is Boston’s top Knee, Ankle, and Foot Surgeon and is highly trained to assist in work injury treatment.