Workers Compensation And Legal Patients Specialist

OrthoMiami

Orthopedic Surgeons & Physical Therapy located in Miami, FL

For workers’ compensation and legal patients in Miami, getting essential care can sometimes turn into a hassle. With the help of the caring billing team at OrthoMiami, you don’t have to worry about waiting to get treatment. The practice’s board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Cesar E. Ceballos, MD, works with patients suffering from workplace injuries, automobile accidents, and other similar issues. The clinic welcomes new patients dealing with injuries. Call to book your first appointment, or use the convenient online booking system.

Workers Compensation and Legal Patients Q & A

What is a workers’ compensation injury?

If you have an injury that occurred when your were working for your employer, it’s likely considered a workers’ comp injury — the injury wouldn’t have occurred if you weren’t at work. It’s important that you get treatment right away, even if you don’t think the injury is serious. Something as simple as a minor slip and fall won’t necessarily leave you in pain right away.

Soft tissue injuries — like whiplash, sprains, and strains — sometimes take days to surface. Dr. Ceballos evaluates you right away, so you know the severity of your injury. If you wait too long to be seen, it’s possible that your injury won’t be covered under a workers’ compensation claim.

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Can I file a workers’ compensation claim if I have a pre-existing condition?

Sometimes. If you have an old knee or back injury that hasn’t bothered you in years, for instance, you could have a case if a new injury arises at work. It’s always best to have a thorough examination with Dr. Ceballos and let him know if you’ve had any prior issues with injury to that area.

Ligaments, muscles, tendons, and cartilage all damage very easily if you have a fall, lift something heavy, or twist your body the wrong way. It’s certainly possible to have a whole new injury.


Who fills out the paperwork for insurance adjusters after an injury?

While it feels overwhelming to get phone calls and medical bills, focus on recovering and getting better. Your dedicated orthopedic team at OrthoMiami works diligently to fill out all essential forms for your insurance adjuster, attorney, employer, or case manager.

If needed, the team turns in your completed paperwork in as little as 24 hours. They ensure you’re getting the treatment you need, while handling your insurance claims.


Should I get treatment for an injury if I don’t have insurance?

Yes! When your injury stems from someone else’s negligence, it’s possible that their insurance covers your care. This often occurs when you go through a:

  • Car accident
  • Workplace injury
  • Slip and fall at a private business

The dedicated billing team at OrthoMiami gladly helps you work through the legal and insurance kinks. But your focus should be on getting better and avoiding future problems with the injury.