Worker’s Compensation


West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C.

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, & Interventional Pain Management located conveniently across west Tennessee
Now offering Telehealth appointments

On-the-job musculoskeletal injuries can become permanent disabilities if you don’t seek diagnosis and treatment right away. The experienced team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. understands that you’re eager to get back to full function as fast as possible, and they’re here to help you do so in a safe manner as you recover from workers’ compensation injury. There are 11 offices in Union City, Trenton, Selmer, Paris, Lexington, Huntingdon, Dyersburg, and two each in Jackson and Martin, Tennessee. Use online appointment scheduling, or call the nearest location today.

Worker’s Compensation Q & A

What is a workers' compensation injury?

A workers' compensation injury is a work-related injury or illness that happens while you're on the job. These types of injuries and illnesses are usually covered by workers' compensation. 

But you must follow specific rules and regulations with workers' comp, so it's important to work with specialists to get diagnosed and treated quickly. 

The West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. team specializes in musculoskeletal injuries of all types, and they understand the unique needs of injured workers. 

How do you diagnose and treat workers' compensation injuries?

The professionals at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. recommend coming in for a comprehensive diagnostic exam as soon as possible following your injury. Early diagnosis is often one of the most significant factors in how quickly you can heal and get back to work. 

The practice has diagnostic equipment, including MRI, ultrasound, and on-site radiology services, which means you can typically get a diagnosis on the day of your evaluation. 

After diagnosing your problem, the team prescribes an effective treatment plan for you right away. Often, treatment takes multiple approaches, for example:

  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Splinting or bracing
  • Injections
  • Activity modification 

If you're not able to get back to your preinjury health through nonsurgical means, you may need a minimally invasive procedure or surgery. The experienced West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. surgeons can perform some surgeries, for example hand surgery, on-site with local anesthesia so you can avoid a hospital stay. 

Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to give you the very best in care while helping you return to work safely as soon as possible. 

When can I return to work after a workers' compensation injury?

It's different for everyone, so your team of providers keeps you updated as you go. They also keep your employer and insurance carrier up-to-date regarding your treatment plan, progress, and return-to-work status.

In some cases, you may need work restrictions or light duty until you're fully healed. Before you go back to work, you'll also learn injury prevention techniques to help you avoid the same problem in the future. 

The workers’ comp specialists at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. are ready to help you stay active, so reach out online or by phone today.