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Workers' Compensation Specialist

Lynx Healthcare

Pain Management Practice located in Albuquerque, NM & Farmington, NM

When you incur an injury in the course of your employment, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. The board-certified physiatrists at Lynx Healthcare in Farmington and Albuquerque, New Mexico, are authorized by the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Board to treat people claiming compensation. They can guide you through the rehabilitation process with expert treatments to help you recover and get back to work. To find out more, call the nearest office or use the online booking tool today.

Workers' Compensation Q & A

What is workers' compensation?

Workers' compensation, often called simply workers’ comp, is a type of insurance provided by your employer. Workers’ compensation ensures you still have an income and get any medical care you need if your job causes you to get sick or you incur an injury at work.

Workers' compensation funding comes from employers, who pay into a state insurance fund. There’s a workers' compensation board in each state that manages claims and oversees compensation payments. The board also mediates if there’s any disagreement between the worker, insurer, and employer.

Workers' compensation is no-fault, meaning your entitlement to compensation isn’t reliant on whether the cause of your health problem or injury was your fault or someone else’s. The two exceptions to no-fault are if you deliberately cause harm or you’re intoxicated at the time of the injury.

What role does a physiatrist play in my claim for workers' compensation?

If you get injured or become sick at work and require medical attention, you need to see a doctor who's authorized by the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Board in order to claim compensation.

The physiatrists at Lynx Healthcare are fully authorized and have years of experience helping people affected by workplace injuries. They can manage the medical side of your workers' comp claim by evaluating your condition and reporting their findings to the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Board.

They work with insurance providers to arrange diagnostic testing and other procedures requiring prior authorization. The Lynx Healthcare team also has considerable expertise in representing their patients' workers' compensation claims in court.

What are my responsibilities when I’m receiving workers' compensation?

Your workers' compensation payments start once your employer and their insurance company agree your condition is work-related; if they can’t agree, they begin when a workers' compensation law judge makes a ruling.

At this point, your main responsibility is to follow your physiatrist’s advice and make every effort to recover your health and get back to work when possible.

Lynx Healthcare provides an extensive range of treatments to help you regain your health and fitness, including:

  • Progressive strengthening exercises
  • Manual exercise rehabilitation
  • Work conditioning and work hardening
  • Therapeutic injections to reduce pain and swelling
  • Anti-inflammatory medication

If you injure yourself at work and need treatment under workers’ compensation, call Lynx Healthcare to schedule a consultation or book online today.