Workers Compensation

Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Care & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Scottsdale, AZ and servicing the greater Phoenix area
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Workers Compensation services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

Between missing work, filling out your insurance paperwork, and documenting your injury, the recovery process from a workplace injury is often overwhelming. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Timothy Kavanaugh, MD, and the team at AZ Ortho in Scottsdale, Arizona, can help make the process more simple while ensuring your workers’ compensation claim is given the proper care and attention it deserves. To find out how the team can help you, call AZ Ortho or book an appointment online today. 

What does workers’ compensation cover?

Workers’ compensation covers any injuries you might experience while performing tasks at your workplace, or while operating company machinery or a vehicle. 

Some of the most common types of workers’ compensation injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Slips and falls
  • Falling off a ladder
  • Getting hit by an object
  • Machinery or car accidents
  • Cuts and lacerations

Workers’ compensation covers all of these injuries, and more. Depending on the details where your injury occurred and what happened, the team at AZ Ortho can help evaluate your condition and document your injury so you can receive the proper compensation for medical care.

AZ Ortho features a workers’ compensation care coordination team who can help you through the process. 

What happens during a workers’ compensation exam?

Your workers’ compensation exam at AZ Ortho is similar to a physical exam. Your provider begins by treating your injury right away, especially if you have a deep cut or broken bone that requires immediate care. 

Then, your provider may help you with the following:

  • Discuss pain management (how to care for your injury at home)
  • Provide pre and post-injury evaluations
  • Schedule follow-up visits

The team at AZ Ortho can fill out any necessary workers’ compensation paperwork you need to file your claim successfully. 

When can I heal from a workers’ compensation injury?

After sustaining an injury, it’s important to give yourself time to heal. If you return to work too soon, you might delay the healing process your body needs. It also raises your risk of obtaining further injuries. 

Your provider at AZ Ortho can help you determine when it’s safe for you to perform your specific job functions, and they may recommend certain measures in place to keep you from straining yourself.

For instance, if you obtain a back injury as a result of a slip and fall accident, your provider may recommend performing very limited job functions. However, you may not be able to operate or lift heavy machinery until they’ve fully cleared you. 

If you experience a workplace injury, you can always count on AZ Ortho to help you with the workers’ compensation process. Call the office or book an appointment online today. 

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