What is a Work Related Injury?
A work injury is an injury or illness that occurs when you are performing your duties during the course of work activities. Being injured on the job often results in time lost at work, and Workers’ Compensation was designed to provide protection to employees and their dependents from any financial or emotional hardships that are caused from a work-related injury. Injury resulting from employee negligence is usually not covered under Workers’ Comp. However, pre-existing conditions may actually be covered if the work-related injury aggravated or worsened the pre-exiting condition.
The Orthopedic Surgeons at Warner Orthopedics and Wellness are available to both diagnose and treat your work related injuries to the hip, knee, shoulder, ankle or foot.
What Happens with a Work Related Injury?
When you’re injured on the job, your employer will require a significant amount of information about the incident that led to your injury, as well as the extent of the injury itself as a part of the workers’ compensation process. The first of these items is the initial evalutation. During your initial evaluation you will be examined by an independent physician or orthpedic surgeon to assess the extent of your injuries.
Once your evaluation has been completed, the doctor will recommend a course of treatment. Your employer will require a detailed evaluation and diagnosis of your injuries, and a recommended treatment plan from your evaluating doctor. Your treatment recommendation will include ongoing treatment recommendations and a plan to help you recover quickly, so you can return to work in a timely manner.
Warner Orthopedics & Work Related Injuries
Our goal is to help you return to your job as soon as possible. Our Baton Rouge orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Meredith Warner, will employ advanced treatment strategies and treat most musculoskeletal types of work-related injuries. We also coordinate care and treatment through the worker’s adjuster and Workers’ Compensation carrier, so you can focus on getting back on your feet.q