Hauppauge Workers’ Comp Attorney
Unfortunately, workplace accidents are extremely common. When we typically think of these accidents, we imagine that some objects might have fallen on an employee, an employee slipped and fell at work injuring their back, or that they fell from a higher surface and became injured. When accidents like these occur, it is very likely that workers damage their jaws, mouths and/or teeth.
Whatever the case, know that dentists can work with your Hauppauge workers’ comp attorney to help you successfully complete your claim. You should not have to suffer from a dental injury and assume the burden of associated medical bills alone. Instead, rely on the legal team at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. and your local dentist to help you document your injuries and successfully submit your claim.
Can a Hauppauge workers’ comp attorney help with a dental injury workers’ compensation claim?
Dental care is expensive. If your dental needs arose due to a work injury, a Hauppauge workers’ comp attorney can help you recover compensation to cover these costs. Our firm knows what kind of documentation you need to ensure you have the necessary paperwork and evidence to support your insurance claims.
When should I come in after my injury?
A a Hauppauge workers’ comp attorney will likely recommend you come in to have your injury looked at and fixed as soon as possible for two reasons.
- Dental injuries have a very short window of time where they can be fixed. If you lost a tooth or if your tooth is loose, you should come in as soon as possible after the accident so that we can try to replace and fix the tooth. Time is of the essence.
- Like any other workers’ compensation claim, the insurance company will want to see that your injuries were serious enough to seek medical help immediately. Coming in for an emergency visit after the accident might be critical for your claim.
What are common dental injuries after a work-related accident?
There are many common injuries that your mouth can sustain if you were involved in a work-related accident that ranges from mild to severe.
- Loose Tooth. When you have a loose tooth after a work accident, the root to your tooth may be broken. Your dentist can establish whether a root canal can save your loose tooth or if it should be removed and replaced altogether.
- Chipped or Broken Tooth. While a chipped tooth may not seem like a big deal, it can actually cause a lot of pain and lead to tooth decay. If your tooth is broken, it can expose your nerve. A root canal is important in these situations.
- Temporo Mandibular Joint (TMJ). Direct trauma to the jaw can cause TMJ, and this could mean an occlusal guard appliance, injections, or even a joint replacement.
For more information related to seeking workers’ compensation benefits following a workplace injury, please call a Hauppauge workers’ comp attorney today. Our legal team looks forward to helping you through this challenging time.