Worker’s Compensation Specialist

Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C.

Orthopedic Surgery & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Hood River, OR & The Dalles, OR

If you’ve been injured at work, you don’t have to suffer ongoing pain or pay expensive medical bills. At Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. in The Dalles and Hood River, Oregon, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Gregory Stanley, MD, MBA, FAAOS, and his expert team work with workers’ compensation patients to get them on the road to recovery quickly. Call the office to schedule an appointment or request one online today. Same Day Appointments for Injured Workers. For non-emergent musculoskeletal work injuries, we can provide same day service, saving the cost and time of a ER visit.

Worker’s Compensation Q&A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is an employer-funded program that pays for medical care that you receive after getting injured at work. Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. providers act as attending providers for workers’ compensation claims. They can also offer second opinions, open old claims, and provide conservative or operative care for all accepted claims.

Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. providers participate with Oregon Workers’ Compensation (SAIF), Washington Workers’ Compensation, and numerous small private programs.

What are common workplace injuries?

Depending on the type of job you have, common injuries you might sustain at work include:

  • Head injuries
  • Fractures
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Breathing problems
  • Eye injuries
  • Shoulder, knee, or hip injuries
  • Neck or back problems

Many reasons for musculoskeletal pain are linked to injuries that occur while on the job. Overuse, heavy lifting, working with chemicals, and falling down are common causes of workplace injuries and workers’ compensation claims.

Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. works closely with injured workers to enhance healing and get them back to work as quickly as possible. Providers offer same-day visits for injured workers who experience non-emergency musculoskeletal injuries.

What happens during workers’ compensation medical appointments?

During workers’ compensation appointments at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C., your provider checks your vital signs and discusses your symptoms and medical history with you. They complete a comprehensive physical exam to look for signs of injuries, illnesses, and diseases.

The Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. team may recommend you complete urine tests, blood tests, heart-function testing, asthma or allergy testing, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to find the root cause of your symptoms and develop an effective treatment plan.

Your Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. provider could suggest using ice or heat packs, undergoing physical therapy, taking medications, receiving injections, or undergoing surgery, in some cases.

They fill out the appropriate paperwork for workers’ compensation claims as needed and follow up with you to ensure your treatment works effectively.

If you’ve been injured at work, call the Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. office, or schedule a workers’ compensation visit online today.