When a job related injury occurs, the injured worker is asked to find a specialist to evaluate and treat their condition for workers compensation. Patients receiving workers compensation benefits may undergo evaluation by the employer's doctor, or by one of the local Omaha physicians. According to Nebraska law, injured workers have the right to choose their evaluating physician. It is important to choose an orthopedic specialist that has not only the experience but also the integrity when providing workers compensation evaluation and treatment.
Early diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries are the key to returning an injured worker to their job as soon as possible. Most workers compensation claims are orthopedic in nature and require comprehensive, personalized treatment plan. As an experienced hand and upper extremity specialist, I understand the special challenges presented by industrial injuries and injured worker's needs. I believe in working closely with my patients to develop appropriate work restrictions.
Workers compensation services at my office include and are not limited to:
If you would like me to evaluate your injury, you will need the following:
1. Contact Ms. Jan Kruse, workers compensation liaison, at (402) 354-0760 and provide her with:
5. Any studies (X-ray, MRI, CT, nerve studies) with reports pertaining to your current condition
6. Valid ID
You are always welcome to e-mail me at email@example.com with any questions prior to making an appointment.
For more information regarding Nebraska workers compensation laws, see Nebraska Workers Compensation Court and Rights and Obligations Under the Nebraska Workers Compensation Law.
The following are some of the most common Omaha area employers whose injured workers I have evaluated and treated for workers compensation benefits: