Eli E. Hendel, MD
Pulmonologist & Sleep Specialist located in Glendale, CA
Worker’s compensation, a type of insurance your employer has, protects you from the high medical costs and loss of income due to workplace injuries and illnesses. Qualified medical examiner Eli E. Hendel, MD, provides detailed assessments for workplace health issues from his private practice in Glendale, California. To schedule an appointment for worker’s compensation, call the office or book online today.
Worker’s Compensation Q&A
What is worker’s compensation?
Worker’s compensation is a type of insurance that your employer has in case you get hurt on the job. The insurance provides benefits to you if you sustain an injury or health condition from your working conditions.
If you suffer a work-related injury or disease, your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance should cover:
- The costs it takes to treat you
- Lost wages from missing work
- The costs of ongoing care as you recover
- Funeral expenses
Depending on your occupation, you may be prone to repetitive injuries, illnesses from harmful chemicals or allergens, or acute injuries that happen on a whim. Pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Hendel is a qualified medical examiner (QME) and has a license from the Department of Worker’s Compensation and Department of Industrial Relations.
When you come in with a work-related injury or illness, Dr. Hendel assesses you with a detailed medical history and physical exam. He might also provide other tests, like a pulmonary function test, during your assessment.
When should I book an appointment for worker’s compensation?
You should consider filing a worker’s compensation claim for any illness or injury that happens while you’re at work or because of your working conditions. Examples include:
Acute injuries happen suddenly, like in heavy machinery accidents or falls. Examples include fractures, dislocations, and ligament tears.
Repetitive use injuries
Repetitive use injuries develop over time as you use certain body parts repeatedly in your occupation. Examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and stress fractures.
Illnesses can happen if you’re exposed to chemical fumes on the job or allergens that cause symptoms.
You may not be eligible for worker’s compensation if you were intoxicated at the time of the incident, or if you intentionally hurt yourself.
Which services will I need for worker’s compensation?
At his office, Dr. Hendel is equipped to provide you with all the assessments and services you need in order to seek and receive worker’s compensation in the event of a workplace accident or injury. As part of the process of getting worker’s compensation, you might need to visit Dr. Hendel for:
- Agreed medical evaluations
- QME evaluations
- Predeposition consultations
- Treatment of worker’s compensation injuries
- Medical records review
If you’re unfamiliar with the process of getting services like these for worker’s compensation, Dr. Hendel can give you the guidance you need. He provides detailed and thorough analyses of workplace injuries with substantial supportive medical evidence.
To schedule an examination for worker’s compensation with Eli E. Hendel, MD, call the office or book your visit online today.