General Guideline Principles for Risk and Causation
for workers compensation patients

The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Risk and Causation.

These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders.

The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.

Risk and Causation of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

The most common causes of CRPS include traumatic injury, insults to the central nervous system, such as strokes or myocardial, or other significant system assaults. An obvious nerve lesion is present in CRPS Type II.

About 5 to 15% of the time, there are relatively few situations where the reason is unknown. It has been estimated that 20.6 to 113.5 adults out of 100,000 have CRPS. It has occasionally been divided into subtypes, such as warm and chilly.

The frequency of CRPS is highest in people between the ages of 50 and 70, and it affects women 3.4 times more commonly than men. The most frequent type of injury associated with CRPS is a fracture, and upper-extremity injuries are more frequent than lower-extremity injuries. According to estimates, 1% of patients have CRPS.

What our office can do if you have workers compensation Injuries

We have the experience to help you with their workers compensation injuries. We understand what you are going through and will meet your medical needs and follow the guidelines set by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.

We understand the importance of your workers compensation cases. Let us help you navigate through the maze of dealing with the workers compensation insurance company and your employer.

We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your family. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us so we will do everything we can to make it as easy on you as possible.


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