Workers Compensation & Personal Injury Claims Specialist

Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute

Orthopedic Surgeons & Foot & Ankle Surgeons located in Crown Point, IN & Munster, IN

When it comes to workers’ compensation and personal injury claims, the team at Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute is committed to helping you make the entire process as easy as possible. The certified independent medical examiners (IMEs) provide second and third opinions at convenient locations in Crown Point and Munster, Indiana. If you’ve been injured at work or in an accident, call or book an appointment online.

Workers Compensation & Personal Injury Claims Q&A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides reimbursement for lost wages and medical bills that result from an injury at work.

This allows you to focus on recovering from your injury without the added stress of financial burden.

The team at Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute has extensive knowledge of workers’ compensation laws in the state of Indiana.

They understand how daunting the process can seem and are dedicated to making the process as easy for you as possible.

What is a personal injury claim?

You might consider filing a personal injury claim if someone else is responsible for your accident or injury.

This may apply to injuries that occur from an intentional act, negligence, or actions in which another person carries liability.

Common causes for personal injury claims include:

  • Dog bites
  • Auto accidents
  • Slip and falls

If you’ve suffered an injury in any of these situations, you may be entitled to compensation from the person, business, or agency responsible.

How do orthopedic surgeons assist with injury claims?

The team at Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute facilitate your safe and healthy return to work or a normal routine.

The expert team of providers includes certified IMEs who thoroughly evaluate your condition to provide an accurate diagnosis. They’re also certified to give second and third opinions on your condition.

They may perform a functional capacity evaluation (FCE) to determine whether you’re healthy enough to return to work. An FCE is a comprehensive medical assessment that may include measurements of:

  • Flexibility and reaching
  • Bending and balancing
  • Push and pull power
  • Grasping and holding
  • Length of time you can stand or walk

If your injury limits your ability to move or function, the team at Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute creates a personalized physical therapy and rehabilitation program to address your particular needs.

This may include stretching and strengthening exercises or wearing a custom orthotic device.

In addition to helping you recover physically, the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute provides timely evaluations and professional communication with your employer, claims agent, and other medical professionals.

For professional care and assistance with your workers’ compensation or personal injury claim, call Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute or book an appointment online today.