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Work Related Injuries

The physicians and staff at Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin are dedicated to providing the best possible outcome for work-related injuries and conditions with the least amount of down-time from the employer. It is our commitment to provide patients, employers, and case managers with excellent, personal service by providing a Worker’s Compensation Coordinator to each patient who presents with a work-related injury or condition.

Our surgeons and therapists provide treatment for a wide-range of work-related upper extremity injuries including but not limited to fractures, dislocations, crush injuries, amputations and over-use injuries and conditions. Subspecialty care provided by the Hand to Shoulder Center physicians and therapists allows for the very best management of work injuries often resulting in a rapid recovery, return of function and quicker return to work. Our worker’s compensation team of physicians and therapists first consider non-surgical, conservative treatment options with recommending surgery as a last resort.

If you have questions about our services we provide, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our seven orthopedic surgeons, please contact us today.

Employers

For employers, case managers, and claims adjusters, we strive to ensure an efficient and trouble-free process of scheduling appointments, answering questions and providing personal assistance wherever needed.

Making a Worker’s Compensation Appointment

Both patient and employer deserve prompt attention to all details of a work-related injury; to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgeon, call our office at (920) 730-8833 or toll-free at 888-383-8833. Our specialists rotate on-call responsibilities and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergencies.

Work Status Reporting

Our Worker’s Compensation Coordinator will work closely with you to ensure timely communication regarding your patients’ care at Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin. We will provide efficient and timely updates on your patient’s condition and progress when needed with all matter related to their workers compensation case. In addition, a documentation of physical capabilities and work and off-work capabilities will be provide to the patient at every doctor’s visit.

Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)

At Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin, our board certified orthopedic surgeons are often requested to perform comprehensive independent medical evaluations for injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Evaluations are performed to determine if prior diagnosis and treatment were accurate and, if further care and treatment is necessary. To schedule an IME, contact us today.

Continuing Education for Worker’s Compensation Representatives

Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin is dedicated to providing ongoing continuing education. Each year our physicians, therapist and worker’s compensation coordinators participate in symposiums on topics related to work injuries of the upper extremity which are geared toward worker’s compensation professionals. Continuing education credits are often offered. If your group would like to request a speaker regarding hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder injuries and conditions, please contact us at Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin for more information.