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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between occupational medicine and industrial medicine?
  • Is my appointment at OHCC confidential? Will my employer find out that I have consulted with an occupational health clinic?
  • Why do labor unions in New York fight to support occupational health clinics?
  • How do I know when I should book an appointment with an OHCC?
  • How does the OHCC team work with my primary care or other doctors?
  • What is "case management" and how will it help me?
  • How much does it cost to use the services of an OHCC?
  • What is the role of the social worker on the OHCC team?
  • What is the role of the industrial hygienist on the OHCC team?
  • Who may use the services of the Occupational Health Clinical Centers?
  • When am I entitled to Workers' Compensation?
  • My employer says the injury is my fault, and I am not entitled to any benefits
  • My employer says the injury is not covered by Workers' Compensation
  • What can I get from Workers' Compensation?
  • I got hurt at work. What do I do?
  • Who do I go to for medical treatment?
  • Do I have to go to the 'Independent Medical Examination' appointment set up by the Compensation carrier?
  • Why do I need a lawyer if I file a Workers’ Compensation claim?
  • When I told my primary care doctor my problem was work related, I was told I’d have to go elsewhere for treatment of that problem. What's going on?
  • What kind of services do your clinics provide?
  • What can I do to make my case progress smoothly?
  • What can I expect as a new patient?
  • What are your goals as a specialty medical practice?