Workman’s Compensation

Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Rehabilitation Centers located in Jasper, IN

Workman’s compensation injuries can be severe or even cause permanent impairment if they’re not handled by an expert. The team at Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine, the leading Southern Indiana orthopaedic care facility, has more than 30 years of experience in handling workman's comp cases. Patients in the Jasper, Indiana, area can click to book online now, or call the office to make an appointment.

Workman’s Compensation Q & A

Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine

Why see an orthopaedic specialist for my workman's comp injury?

Many workman's compensation injuries involve the areas that orthopaedic physicians specialize in. Orthopaedic specialists treat conditions impacting the musculoskeletal system, including:

  • Bones
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Muscles

 

If you have a condition affecting any part of your musculoskeletal system, an orthopaedic specialist like those at Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine is the best choice for optimal healing and recovery.

Does the insurance company pay for orthopaedic care?

In most cases, the workman's compensation insurance company pays for orthopaedic care because it's the most effective approach for so many injuries.

Accurate and prompt diagnosis and treatment benefit both the company and the worker, and the Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine team knows how to work with your employer's insurance company to get you the care you need based on this simple fact.

How does the doctor diagnose workman's comp injuries?

At Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine, the orthopaedic specialists use physical exams along with diagnostic imaging including:

Open-bore MRI

The open-bore MRI machine offers more room to move around than the traditional MRI machine. Many MRI scans don't require your head to be within the machine with open-bore MRI.

Digital X-ray

The advanced digital X-ray equipment at Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine allows for the most detailed images available via X-ray. The X-ray system's archiving and communication system allows your orthopaedic specialist to view your X-rays from other facilities, as well.

What treatment will I get for my workman's comp injury?

The treatment depends on what kind of injury you have, the severity of your symptoms, and other factors specific to you. The treatments available at Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine include:

  • Prescription medication
  • Injections such as corticosteroid injections
  • Surgery


Regardless of your injury, your orthopaedic specialist will typically treat as conservatively and noninvasively as possible. If you don't get optimal healing with nonsurgical treatments, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery or other types of orthopaedic surgery may be the best solution.

Need help for a workman's comp injury but don't know where to turn? The team at Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine has 30 years of workman’s comp experience and gets high satisfaction ratings from employers and employees alike. Schedule a visit now through online booking or via phone.