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Worker's Compensation

Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group PA

Orthopaedics located in SILVER SPRING, MD, GERMANTOWN, MD, & Rockville, MD

Workplace injuries are fairly common — in fact, there were 2.8 million in 2017 alone. To help cover your costs while you’re injured, most companies offer workers’ compensation, an area in which the team at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, PA, has extensive experience. With offices in SILVER SPRING, Rockville, and GERMANTOWN, Maryland, they can help with your workers’ comp claim. If you’ve been injured on the job, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Worker's Compensation Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a form of social insurance that covers employees who are injured or suffer an illness at the workplace. Most workers’ compensation covers:

  • Temporary partial disability
  • Temporary total disability
  • Permanent total disability
  • Permanent partial disability
  • Death benefits
  • Medical benefits

As orthopaedic specialists, the team at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group works toward getting you the medical care you need, and they have experience navigating the often tricky workers’ compensation waters.

What should I do if I’ve been injured at work?

If you’ve been injured at work, or you’re suffering an illness due to something at work, you should immediately let a supervisor at your workplace know about the problem, if possible. Once they’ve been alerted, they initiate the workers’ compensation process.

Your next order of business is getting in to see a health care provider at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group so that they can treat your injury or illness as quickly as possible to avoid long-term consequences.

What should I expect during my visit?

The team at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group understands the world of workers’ compensation, so they make sure you get everything you need in terms of treatment and direction. They work with your insurance company every step of the way so that everything goes as smoothly as possible and can serve as an expert witness if needed, leaving you to tend to your injury or illness.

When you come in, you should expect:

  • A medical evaluation or independent medical exam (IME)
  • Lifecare management
  • Immediate treatment
  • Medications
  • Diagnostic imaging like X-ray, MRI, or CT scan
  • Durable medical equipment (assistive devices such as braces or crutches)
  • Referral to a specialist if needed
  • Off work/work restriction letter as needed

The knowledgeable staff is on hand to answer any questions you may have and to provide critical guidance in helping you with your workers’ compensation claim. As the medical piece of your workers’ comp puzzle, the team at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group works tirelessly to ensure that all of your health care needs are met.

If you’ve been injured at work, call Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about their workers’ compensation services.