Workers’ Compensation Specialists in Central Alabama
At Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons, we specialize in the complete treatment of workers’ compensation patients and have a specialized department dedicated to meeting the needs of the patients, case managers/case nurses and adjusters. The physicians of SOS understand the requirements and special concerns of treating workers’ compensation patients and we take pride in helping those that have suffered a job related injury. We have a dedicated full time staff that handles scheduling, obtaining pre-authorizations, sending required notes, interacting with doctors and making sure that all needs are met. We are members of the Alabama Self-Insurers Association (ASIA) and Alabama Workers’ Compensation Organization (AWCO).
What is a workers’ compensation injury?
If you are injured due to your line of work or on the job, workers’ compensation is an insurance program that makes sure you get treatment for your injury or illness.
If you’ve been injured on the job in central Alabama, Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons can provide you with a workers’ comp injury specialist. To schedule an appointment, your employer or adjuster can reach out to our workers’ compensation coordinator at 334-532-4646.
What do you receive from workers’ compensation?
The coverage is mandated by each state and the wage and medical benefits vary by state.
Many states include help with:
- Wage replacement benefits
- Medical treatment
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Other benefits
How can I receive workers’ compensation for my illness or injury?
If you are injured or ill, it is best to be evaluated by a healthcare professional as soon as possible. A physician can help provide medical reports to help your claims.
You can file paperwork and begin the process of getting relief and help for your condition.
The most important thing is that you get the help and treatment you need to restore health and function in your daily life.
Which Injuries or Illnesses are Covered?
It is best to confirm your individual situation with Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons, the state, and your company.
Typically, an injury or illness is covered, without regard to fault, if it was:
- Sustained in the course and scope of employment
- While furthering or carrying on the employer’s business
- May include injuries sustained during work-related travel
Injuries or Illnesses that may not be covered include:
- Those as the result of the employee’s horseplay
- Willful criminal acts
- Intoxication from drugs or alcohol
- Voluntary participation in an off-duty recreational activity
- A third party’s criminal act if directed against the employee for a personal reason unrelated to the work
- Acts of God
The FECA, or Federal Employee’s Compensation Act, assists with new claims, helping you manage your case, getting benefits, and helping you return safely to work.
Recovering After Illness or Injury
If you are looking for help after a setback, we can help. Moving forward with someone you can trust is a large part of the recovery and rehabilitation process. Our board-certified orthopaedic specialists have the experience and compassion to help you through and restore your quality of life.