Workers’ Compensation in Lake Oswego and Beaverton, OR

In this time of high expectations and complex regulations, you need an expert partner you can trust to help manage all your workers’ compensation industrial health needs. At Summit Orthopaedics, we are experienced in treating industrial musculoskeletal injuries–we are caring, committed, and efficient.

We get patients in quickly, make the correct diagnosis, and initiate treatment quickly using evidence-based and best-practice guidelines. Return to work is targeted immediately, and all efforts are made to avoid missed time. We appreciate the importance of returning employees to modified or full-duty as soon as it is safe.

Excellent communication is maintained with adjusters and employers. Turnaround time on permanent and stationary reports is 24-48 hours.

Work Compensation

If you’re hurt on the job, you can file a workers’ compensation claim for your work-related injury. It’s important to report your work injury to your employer right away and to seek treatment as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to file a workers’ compensation claim.

Make sure your supervisor is notified of your injury as soon as possible. If your injury or illness developed gradually, report it as soon as you learn or believe it was caused by your job. Reporting promptly helps avoid problems and delays in receiving benefits, including medical care. If you don’t report your injury within 30 days, you could lose your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

If it’s an emergency, call 911 or go to an emergency room right away. Tell the medical staff that your injury or illness is work-related. If you can safely do so, contact your employer for further instructions.

If you don’t need emergency treatment, make sure you get first aid and see a doctor if necessary.

At Summit Orthopaedics, we understand the workers’ compensation process and we are set up to report as needed for workers’ compensation claims.

Our team of specialists will provide you with an immediate diagnosis of the injury, corrective treatment, and medication if needed. We’ll also discuss long-term options for recovery.

For more information, check out our page on Work-Related Injuries .

No, legally you cannot be fired for filing a Worker’s Compensation claim. However, there may be certain circumstances where your employer decides to let you go due to other reasons. Keep in mind that you should always seek medical attention first, especially if your injury is severe or if you are unable to return to work. Once you are stabilized, you can then connect with a lawyer who will help you file your claim. 

While you do not necessarily need a lawyer to file a claim, it is usually better to have the assistance of someone who is experienced and has a history of winning Worker Compensation cases. Since timely reporting is essential, having someone who understands the time constraints can help you win your case. We can help you gather the appropriate medical documentation, including surgical necessity documentation for:

  • Overuse injuries resulting in carpal tunnel.
  • Thumb arthritis.
  • Trigger fingers.
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture.

The same holds true for work-related injuries you sustain in the lower extremities, back, or shoulder. Having the right medical and legal representation can help you receive the compensation you deserve. 

In general, most people are eligible for Worker’s Compensation if their injury occurred while on the job. However, it is important to have appropriate documentation to support your claim. This includes photos, videos, and eyewitness documentation that clearly depict what happened. 

For more information, check out our page on Work-Related Injuries .

Contact Us

If you have more questions about workers’ compensation, contact Summit Orthopaedics at 503-850-9940.


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