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.
What is the first thing you should do if you are hurt on the job?
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.
What do you do if you need emergency treatment?
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.
How can Summit Orthopaedics help with a Workers’ Compensation claim?
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 .
If you have more questions about workers’ compensation, contact Summit Orthopaedics at (503) 850-9940.