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Workers Compensation

Wisconsin River Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy located in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

When something goes wrong at work and you suffer an injury, workers' compensation can ease the financial burden of medical bills and being off work. If you have a work injury, Wisconsin River Orthopaedics can help. At the practice in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, the board-certified orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists provide a range of treatments to suit all musculoskeletal injuries. Get help with your workers' compensation claim by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Workers Compensation Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is insurance for employees that pays your medical expenses and covers lost pay if you suffer an injury at work.

Wisconsin River Orthopaedics has considerable experience in assisting patients with recovery from work injuries. They liaise with everyone involved with the claim, including your employer and adjuster, to optimize your recovery and get you back to work as soon as possible.

What injuries does workers’ compensation cover?

Workers’ compensation covers any type of injury or disease that relates to your job. Musculoskeletal injuries are one of the most frequent causes of a workers’ compensation claim, particularly:

Sprains and strains

Sprained ligaments and strained tendons or muscles are some of the most common workplace injuries. These injuries are typically a result of overexertion, such as pulling, pushing, or lifting heavy objects.

Slips and falls

Slips and trips often lead to falls, which are also common workplace injuries. Wet floors, uneven flooring, or objects blocking your path are the most likely causes. As well as sprains and strains, falls can cause fractures.

Repetitive strain injuries

Making the same movement repeatedly can cause problems like carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and trigger finger, as well as back and neck pain.  

Auto accidents

If you drive any kind of vehicle at work, you might experience a collision that results in whiplash, other back and neck injuries, and fractures.

What happens when I make a workers’ compensation claim?

When you suffer an injury at work, make sure there’s an official record of the incident. If you need emergency treatment for a serious injury, go to the hospital. 

To make a workers’ compensation claim, you need to see a physician who's approved by the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Division, like the team at Wisconsin River Orthopaedics.

You need to undergo a comprehensive physical exam and get an accurate diagnosis for your workers’ compensation claim forms. Wisconsin River Orthopaedics creates an individualized treatment plan for you and determines when you're well enough to go back to work.

Treatments for workplace injuries vary depending on factors like the type of injury, how severe it is, and your age and general health. 

Wisconsin River Orthopaedics has expert physical and occupational therapy services on-site to optimize your recovery. They can also perform surgery when necessary.

Find out how Wisconsin River Orthopaedics can help with your workers’ compensation claim by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.