Workers' Compensation

Experience Excellence at the Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice

At Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our specialty-trained workers' compensation doctors are dedicated leaders who are committed to providing excellence in orthopedic care that is focused on employees.

Our workers’ compensation specialists are committed to providing outstanding, patient-centered care to injured employees. With years of experience and medical training, our workers' compensation doctors excel in thoroughly and accurately assessing, diagnosing, and treating injured employees with work-related injuries, such as overuse injuries, sprains, and overexertion injuries. Our medical specialists also offer injured employees a wide array of traditional treatment methods as well as state-of-the-art surgeries.

No matter what on-the-job injury or condition you are suffering from, you can count on our doctors specializing in work-related injuries to provide the compassionate, individualized care you need to get back to work.

When to See a Workers’ Compensation Specialist

If you have sustained an injury in the workplace and are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with one of our doctors specializing in workplace conditions and injuries.

  • Discomfort or tenderness following a slip, trip, or fall
  • Inability to move the affected body part
  • Pain following an accident in the work environment
  • Pain that increases with movement or pressure
  • Visible deformity after an accident, such as a car accident

Our specialty-trained orthopedic doctors will work with you to diagnose your workplace injury and then design a treatment plan specifically for you. Common types of work-related injuries and conditions our workers’ compensation doctors see include:

  • Ankle injuries
  • Fractures
  • Knee injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Overexertion injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Sprains
  • Tendon injuries

What Is a Workers’ Comp Injury?

Workers’ compensation is insurance coverage that offers medical and financial benefits to employees who sustain workplace injuries. Workers’ compensation is considered nofault, which means a claim can offer coverage for workers with injuries, illnesses, and disabilities that happen in the work environment.

Workplace injuries can include motor vehicle accidents, like truck accidents and car accidents, that lead to injuries that require workers who drive for a living to seek out orthopedic surgery or other medical care.

Often, work-related injuries are caused by a trip, slip, or fall. Repetitive stress injuries are also common, like when a worker overuses a muscle or tendon while moving or lifting boxes. Many repetitive-use occupational injuries, like rotator cuff tears, are also treated by physicians working within sports medicine, since athletes are frequently injured in similar ways. Likewise, foot and ankle surgeons can address chronic sprains and fractures of the ankle, total joint doctors provide care for any joint problem, and spine specialists offer spine surgery and other treatments for back injuries.

Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Care

At Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, we strive to provide injured workers with the best medical care available in northwest Kentucky. Our workers’ compensation program is designed to benefit both employees and employers and offers a multitude of advantages, including:

  • Prompt evaluation and treatment
  • Same-day appointments when necessary
  • Timely responses and progress updates 

Additionally, we offer the following workers' compensation–related services:

  • Work conditioning
  • Job task analysis
  • Ergonomic assessments and recommendations
  • Functional capacity evaluations

And for your convenience, we offer rehab services within our office. Our 20,000-square-foot facility is equipped with state-of-the-art therapeutic and exercise equipment designed to aid you in achieving a complete recovery as quickly and as safely as possible.

What to Expect at Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Our medical experts have extensive knowledge about workers’ compensation as well as the different types of work-related conditions and injuries employees may experience in the workplace. Our healthcare professionals also understand that each employee is unique. That’s why they are committed to taking a patient-centered approach to care to provide each injured employee with the best treatment solution.

When developing a personalized treatment plan, our workers’ compensation doctors will first recommend any applicable conservative treatment options. These nonsurgical treatments may include receiving physical therapy from a physical therapist, wearing a brace, taking a prescribed medication, or undergoing occupational therapy. Many times, these medical treatments can bring about gradual improvements that can greatly reduce or eliminate the pain you are experiencing from your workplace injury.

However, if nonoperative care is not effective, your orthopedic surgeon will discuss your surgical options and help you determine which surgery is right for your work-related condition or injury. Rest assured that our surgical experts not only have the expertise and exceptional skills needed to perform the required surgery, but they also have access to leading-edge surgical equipment, which helps to ensure the best outcomes possible.

If our medical experts believe that a special type of surgery is the best option for your work-related issue, they will educate you on the full process and the steps involved in your recovery. Our workers’ compensation specialists will also answer any questions you may have about your injury or the recommended procedure, and he will keep your employer, insurer, and case manager informed of the treatment plan as well as your progress and status throughout the entire process.

Request an Appointment

If you have a work-related injury or condition, contact us today at (270) 926-4100 or request an appointment online.