Workers’ Compensation Specialist

Orthopaedic Associates, Inc

Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists located in Evansville, IN, Newburgh, IN, & Henderson, KY

If you experience a work-related injury, don’t wait to schedule a workers’ compensation appointment. At Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, the experienced surgeons provide a variety of workers’ compensation services, including post-injury evaluation and treatment. To make an appointment at the office in Henderson, Kentucky, or one of the offices in Newburgh or Evansville, Indiana, call the nearest location or use the online booking feature today.

Workers’ Compensation Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a branch of orthopaedics that diagnoses and treats work-related injuries. 

If you twist your ankle or fall and break a bone while on the job, it’s important to alert your employer immediately. Making it to the nearest Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, office within an hour of your first symptoms could mean the difference between physical therapy or the need for surgery.

What does a workers' compensation doctor do?

A workers’ compensation doctor has the training and expertise to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries that occur during work. 

If your employer enrolls in the workers’ compensation program at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, you can receive complete care for your injury without having to pay out of pocket. As soon as your injury heals, your provider can fill out the necessary paperwork and clear you to return to duty.

When should I visit a workers’ compensation doctor?

Make an appointment with the workers’ compensation doctors at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, if you experience an accident or injury on the job. That’s especially true if the injury is painful, affects your mobility, or interferes with your daily responsibilities. 

If you experience an injury, alert your supervisor immediately. You must follow the necessary steps to ensure you receive the benefits you’re owed. As soon as your manager knows about your injury, contact the nearest Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, office and schedule a consultation.

What happens during a workers’ compensation visit?

At Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, a workers’ compensation visit begins with a review of your medical records and a discussion of your symptoms, including when they first started, their severity, and if they’re worse at certain times. 

Next, your provider conducts an exam. They gently press on the area of your body causing you pain to check for tenderness, swelling, or sensitivity. They might also have you do a series of easy stretches or exercises to assess your strength, mobility, and range of motion.

If your provider suspects you suffered a fracture or a muscle tear, they can order X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. After making a diagnosis, your provider develops a custom care plan.

What does workers’ compensation involve?

The goal of workers’ compensation is to relieve pain, speed up your body’s healing process, and help you return to your job. Whenever possible, Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, recommends conservative treatments like:

  • Physical therapy
  • PRP therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Activity modification
  • Ice and rest
  • Over-the-counter inflammatory medication

If conservative treatments don’t provide relief, you might benefit from surgical intervention.

To see if you can benefit from workers’ compensation, make an appointment at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, by calling the nearest office or scheduling one online today.