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Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located in Santa Monica and Torrance, CA1

Even if your job isn’t physically demanding — but especially if it is — you may be at risk for a work-related injury. The board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons at Artemis Health in Santa Monica and Torrance, California are all workers’ compensation certified. Call your nearest office today if you’ve suffered an orthopedic injury at work.

Worker's Compensation Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that helps cover medical expenses, missed wages, and the cost of ongoing rehabilitative care for employees who become sick or injured while doing their job.

When it comes to work-related injuries, it’s important to see a qualified professional who has experience with the workers’ compensation process. 

The team at Artemis Health is workers’ compensation certified and has extensive experience treating and diagnosing the full spectrum of workplace injuries. 

What are the common work-related Orthopedic injuries?

Workplace injuries can result from a specific injury, like a fall or motor vehicle collision, or they can develop gradually from repetitive motions. Common injuries involved in workers’ compensation claims include:

  • Shoulder injuries
  • Neck and spine injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Fractures

You need an accurate diagnosis from a certified medical professional for your workers’ compensation claim. 

The team at Artemis Health carefully evaluates your condition and uses advanced diagnostic imaging techniques. They also determine when you can safely return to work. 

How does an Orthopedic surgeon help with a workers’ compensation claim?

When you seek treatment at Artemis Health, a dedicated workers’ compensation coordinator helps you every step of the way. They maintain communication with you, your claim adjuster and case manager, and your employer. 

The workers’ compensation program at Artemis Health includes:

  • Comprehensive exams
  • Independent medical evaluations (IMEs)
  • Second opinions by request
  • Same-day work status reports
  • Same-day appointments for urgent referrals
  • Exam notes available within 48 hours
  • Permanent impairment ratings
  • A separate workers’ compensation phone line and email

For your convenience, their offices offer a variety of on-site diagnostic and treatment services, including:

  • Digital X-ray
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
  • Epidurals and facet injections
  • Viscosupplementation injections

Outpatient surgery is available at local hospitals.

They also offer on-site physical therapy to help you regain strength, mobility, and functioning after a workplace injury. 

Certified physical therapists work together with Orthopedic surgeons and physician assistants to provide you with all the care you need to recover from your injury and get back to work as quickly and safely as possible. 

For compassionate and professional care of workers’ compensation injuries, call Artemis Health today.