Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Center

The physicians and staff at OIP are experts at caring for patients injured on the job. We understand how important it is for injured workers to fully recover and return to work. To get you back to health faster, we provide on-site workers’ compensation services.

The facts are clear and speak for themselves: work injuries happen, and they happen regularly. According to information from the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfatal occupational injuries occur to about 107 out of every 10,000 workers.

While that incidence rate may not sound high, when you consider how many people are working in the nation, the numbers start to quickly add up. This is why OIP’s workers’ compensation coordinators and specialists continually see workers’ comp patients from all parts of central PA at our offices in Camp Hill,  Harrisburg, Hershey, Millersburg, Sunbury, McConnellsburg, Newport and Carlisle.

Request an Appointment today at one of our offices.  For immediate service, please call our Workers’ Compensation Hotline at 844-OIP-WORK (844-647-9675).

 

For Employees and Case Managers

Contact Information:

General Calls: 844-OIP-WORK (844-647-9675)

General Calls: 717-761-5530

Joanie Helman – WC Coordinator :

Angie Criswell—WC Specialist:

Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries

Depending on the type of work you do, you could suffer from a wide range of injuries while performing regular duties for your employer. Below are some of the more common workers’ comp cases that we treat at our care centers:

  • Slips and falls – These injuries may cause immediate trauma to your body, or may not be obvious at first, creating pain over time.
  • Strikes by objects – In some facilities, such as manufacturing environments, objects may become untethered or unstable and fall on personnel. In these cases, the injuries could be mild to severe.
  • Driving accidents – If you drive as a part of your work, you could become a traffic incident victim. This would fall under the category of workers’ compensation if the accident occurred while you were officially at work.
  • Repetitive motions – The human body sometimes responds unfavorably to repetitive motions, from moving crates from a dock into a truck to typing on a keyboard. These responses can lead to orthopedic issues, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Machinery accidents – Both light and heavy machinery can cause orthopedic injuries to workers, such as through mechanism malfunctions.

No matter what kind of harm you have experienced in an on-the-job environment, please call OIP to speak to our workers’ compensation team in the central PA area.

Compassionate, Professional Workers’ Compensation Coordinator and Team Members

Our on-site workers’ compensation services are designed to help you through the use of conservative care methods. Our goal is not to immediately give you surgery, especially if surgery isn’t warranted or an alternative is available. We do everything in our power to help your body heal itself using efficient methods and world-class techniques. When orthopedic surgery becomes necessary, you can trust that our workers’ compensation doctors, also orthopedic surgeons, are among the finest throughout the nation.

The team at OIP is not just committed to your treatment, but also ensuring you receive any benefits due from your employer or your insurance company. When we take on a worker’s compensation case, all the interested parties will want to understand the full extent of your injury. They may even need us to determine if it was truly caused by your work-related duties.

Although some people are upset or offended by these questions, they are routine and shouldn’t cause you any concern. As your orthopedic specialists, we are able to provide the information they need to take care of the administrative aspects of your injury. Some of the most common questions we address include:

  • Did the injury occur at work? It may sound obvious, but to qualify for workers’ compensation, your injury has to be associated with tasks performed on the job. Using our team’s medical expertise, we can determine the markings of a work-related injury.
  • Did a combination of circumstances contribute to the injury? During your care, we will assess your injury to determine what percentage of the injury we believe was caused by their work-related accident. We may also have to report other factors that could have contributed, such as arthritis or another underlying condition.
  • When can the employee return to full work? Most employers want to know if you can work with certain restrictions or if you need a leave of absence. They’ll also want to know when you can do your job normally.
  • Will the employee recover fully? Depending on the extent of your injury, your employer will need to know if you will be able to do your former job or if you will need to be reassigned to a different position.
  • How long before the injury is fully healed? Some employers are required to set aside money for your medical care until you are fully healed. So, we coordinate with them to let them know how long this process may take.

Hurt on the Job? Get an Appointment With our Workers’ Compensation Specialist

Timely communication between physicians, employers and insurance companies is important. That’s why we provide a Workers’ Compensation Coordinator with more than 19 years of experience to help coordinate our patients’ care.

Filing workers’ compensation claims can be a complicated process for those who don’t understand it. That’s why our Workers’ Compensation Coordinator acts as a liaison between you, our office and all interested parties. They help our doctors manage all the data and information that’s needed to comply with workers’ compensation requirements to ensure you get the benefits you deserve while you are recovering from your injury. They are fully knowledgeable about all statutes and procedures you need to comply with as set forth by the Department of Labor.

Our Workers’ Compensation Specialist is highly trained and will be able to answer any questions you have about how to file a claim, what medical documentation you will need as well as any other concerns that arise as you go through the process of seeking workers’ compensation. Our entire Workers’ Compensation Department understands how important timely, efficient and compassionate service is during this difficult time.

The team at OIP wants to be there for you, providing both effective medical care and workers’ compensation services. However, we cannot take the necessary steps to help you get back to a fulfilling career until you contact us.

Please contact our Workers’ Compensation Department at 844-OIP-WORK (844-647-9675) or schedule an appointment today to discuss your situation right away. We look forward to showing you why we have developed a reputation for being a committed workers’ compensation resource in central PA.