Many patients come to Houson Orthopedic Surgery Center as a result of work-related injuries. We put a strong emphasis on providing the best orthopedic care to those with such injuries as promptly as possible. Our expertise in treating workplace injuries provides benefits to our patients, their employers, the insurance carriers and case managers.
Our skilled surgeons understand the Georgia workers’ compensation system and take pride in helping injured workers return to the job, as well as communicating promptly with referring case workers, physicians, attorneys, insurance companies and employers.
At Houston Orthopedic Surgery Center we provide prompt, high quality medical care to the injured employee and give the employer the information they need to return employees to work quickly and safely. Our comprehensive workers' compensation medical care program focuses on three elements: timely access, communication and consistency.
In Georgia, Workers’ Compensation may provide you with medical benefits, rehabilitation support, and supplemental income if you suffer an injury or fall ill as a result of a compensable, work-related accident. These benefits are provided to help you return to work. In the case of your death, your dependents may also be eligible to claim
The main types of workers compensation claims result from these commong injuries:
- Repetitive Motion Injuries
- Machine Entanglement
- Vehicle Accidents
- Walking Into Injuries
- Falling Object Injuries
- Reaction Injuries - (Injuries caused by slipping and tripping without falling)
- Falling from Heights
- Overexertion Injuries (Injuries related to pulling, lifting, pushing, holding, carrying, and throwing activities at work)
What You Should Know
- When you're in an accident while on the job, report your injury immediately to your supervisor. If you wait more than a month to report the injury, you may lose the opportunity to receive benefits.
- To file a claim, you'll need to complete Form WC-14, file it with the State Board of Workers' Compensation, and send a copy to your employer and their workers' compensation insurance carrier.
- If you're away from work for more than 7 days because of your injury, you're eligible to receive two-thirds of your weekly earnings, up to a maximum of $575 as a weekly income benefit. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may qualify to accept this benefit for up to 400 weeks.