Worker Comp

Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Board Certified Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon & Board Certified Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon located in Metairie, LA

Board-certified sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, Robert Douglas Bostick III, MD, and the team at Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine treat a wide variety of work-related injuries through workers’ compensation. They offer a dedicated Workers’ Compensation department to assist patients who have sustained on-the-job injuries. If you’ve been injured at work and need a workers’ compensation orthopedic surgeon in Metairie, Louisiana, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Workers’ Compensation Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a special type of insurance that reimburses your medical expenses and lost wages in the event you get injured at work. This way, you can focus on proper recovery and rehabilitation without the added stress of financial burden. 

Dr. Bostick and the team at Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine see patients with all types of workers’ compensation insurance. 

The staff will assist you from your initial evaluation until your release date to ensure understanding and timely management of your medical care. Their department serves as a liaison between all involved in the patient’s recovery such as the adjuster, nurse case manager, and employer. This ongoing collaboration ensures that care is carried out to all medical and legal standards.  The staff at Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is also proficient in the required paperwork and documentation required for this treatment.  

What are common work-related injuries?

Depending on the type of job you have, you may be at higher risk for certain types of accidents and injuries. Dr. Bostick and the team at Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine provide specialized care for almost any injury that occurs in the workplace. 

Some of the most common work-related injuries include:

Overexertion injuries

Overexertion is the most common cause of injuries at work. These injuries occur when you perform activities like pulling, pushing, throwing, or carrying heavy objects. Overexertion can damage your muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments. 

Slipping and tripping

Slipping and tripping is the second-most common cause of workplace injuries. These accidents can happen if the floor is wet or if there’s an unexpected object in your path. Slips and falls can cause a variety of injuries, including fractures and sprains.

Repetitive motion injuries

Repetitive motions like bending, grasping, and even typing on a keyboard all day can lead to overuse injuries like muscle strain and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Motor vehicle accidents

If your job entails driving, you’re at risk for car accidents and collisions. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries to result from a motor vehicle accident.

Why should I see an orthopedic surgeon for work-related injuries?

If you’ve been injured on the job, Dr. Bostick and the team at Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine can help you return to work or your normal routine as quickly as possible. 

When making an appointment it is helpful and time-efficient to have the below information:

  • Date of your injury
  • Claim number
  • Insurance carrier name and address
  • Employer at the time of the accident or injury
  • Insurance adjuster’s name and contact information

At your appointment, Dr. Bostick performs a thorough physical exam and provides you with an accurate diagnosis, which you need for your workers’ compensation claim. He determines when and if you’re healthy enough to return to work and develops an individualized plan for your injury rehabilitation.

Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine maintains close relationships with a multitude of certified physical and occupational therapists to ensure clear communication and timely follow-up between physician and therapist in the recovery process.

For friendly and professional care of workers’ compensation injuries, call Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine or book an appointment online today.

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