Workers’ Compensation and Related Services: Find a Workers’ Comp Doctor
We Restore Quality of Life and Livelihood
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute understands the trauma of workplace injury. We have skilled workers’ comp doctors specializing in restoring injured workers to full function.
We offer high-quality medical care that therapy injured workers need to recover, along with expert case management support.
IBJI is one of the largest orthopedic practices in Illinois, offering more depth and breadth of expertise in one organization than anywhere else.
The IBJI Workers’ Compensation Philosophy
At IBJI, our workers’ comp doctors and healthcare professionals approach the workers’ compensation patient like we do all of our patients.
- Injured workers receive superior orthopedic care based on evidence-based practices.
- Conservative treatment, when appropriate, will always be the first option.
- Injured workers will never be required to have excessive examinations, imaging, or treatments.
- IBJI doesn’t dispense in-house prescription medications.
- IBJI workers’ comp doctors strive to get the employee back to safe work duty as soon as medically appropriate.
Our collaborative care model, which fosters communication among all healthcare providers, is the key to an efficient and economical recovery.
Convenient, Cost-Effective Diagnostics
IBJI’s advanced MRI and diagnostic imaging services often cost less than the same services from large health systems and hospitals. Imaging is integrated into physician offices at most locations, making it easy to access.
Affordable, Immediate Care at OrthoAccess
IBJI OrthoAccess is a walk-in clinic offering exceptional immediate care for up to 80% less cost than an emergency room. Our workers ‘ comp doctors provide advanced, same-day care for cuts, breaks, sprains, muscle strains, and pain—injuries that need immediate attention but not necessarily a trip to the ER.
Our workers’ comp doctors and therapists collaborate closely on patient care. The ability to consult, monitor, and alter therapy as needed is a unique advantage that improves therapeutic results and speeds patient recovery.
A Dedicated Workers’ Compensation Team
Our workers’ comp doctors and administrative team are dedicated to meeting the needs of case managers, employers, claims adjusters, and other involved parties.
We offer the coordination, fast report turnaround, and attention to detail required to facilitate workers’ compensation casework, including:
- Full and responsive documentation to keep all parties updated on progress and recovery
- All workers’ comp doctors’ dictated reports are provided within 24 hours (or faster for STAT requests)
- Same-day work status reports to update all parties to employee work restrictions or release to duty
The IBJI Workers’ Compensation team will also:
- Schedule appointments with workers’ comp doctors for injured workers
- Verify workers’ compensation benefits coverage
- Submit progress reports, test results and work status reports to nurse case managers, adjusters and employers
- Secure approval of tests and surgeries recommended by our workers’ comp doctors
Independent Medical Evaluations
Our independent medical evaluation program offers clinical integrity, convenience, and service. Our workers’ comp doctors handle independent medical evaluations at all of our locations. The IBJI workers’ compensation staff coordinates the documentation flow and scheduling.
Appointments with workers’ comp doctors are scheduled within 24 hours of a request, and a confirmation—including directions and fees—is emailed within one day. A complete, independent medical evaluation report is provided within five business days.
IBJI Rehabilitation Services proudly support our workers’ comp doctors in delivering cutting-edge industrial rehabilitation as part of our comprehensive physical and occupational therapy programs.
Our therapists’ ability to interact with workers’ comp doctors daily gives IBJI a unique advantage that is critical in case management and helps decrease the amount of time a patient is away from work.
Work conditioning helps injured workers finalize their rehabilitation process to ensure they are capable of safely returning to work duty and not getting re-injured.
Our work conditioning clinics are located throughout the Chicagoland area, and programs are typically four hours a day for five days a week. They include an individualized program for each injury and job description.
Functional Capacity Evaluations
All functional capacity evaluations are performed by unbiased, experienced, and certified physical therapists who work with our workers’ comp doctors.
Our functional capacity evaluations use sophisticated and proven testing with a high level of malingering diagnostics. The report consists of a comprehensive and concise summary that is guaranteed in 24 hours. (Sample reports are available upon request.)
IBJI also specializes in independent functional capacity evaluations. We use independent functional capacity evaluations as second opinions when a patient has had an assessment performed by another company or care provider.
Post-Offer Employment Testing and Functional Work Assessments
IBJI’s workers’ comp doctors provide high-quality testing to determine fitness for duty for any position. Our evaluations can be used to help finalize a new hire or match the physical capabilities of a current employee to their position.
All tests are tailored to match a current job description or use our customized job analysis to create an individualized examination.
Injury Prevention Training and Ergonomic Assessments
IBJI’s injury prevention training has been shown to reduce costs for multiple municipalities, fire, police, public works departments, and private companies.
Injury prevention can consist of ergonomic training, educational components, and exercise training to target areas predisposed to injury.
Workers’ comp doctors and support team will conduct a job analysis to identify and determine in detail the critical job demands and requirements. This analysis protects the best interests of an employer and its employees.
A quality job analysis helps an employer decide if an injured worker can return to full duty or help the employer set up an employee for light work duty. It’s also the cornerstone of setting up protocols for post-offer employment testing.
Make an Appointment With a Workers’ Comp Doctor
Injured workers receive priority treatment at every IBJI location from one of our highly skilled workers’ comp doctors. At your first visit, the doctor will review your medical history, perform a detailed examination and evaluate diagnostic tests to determine the best course of treatment.
To schedule an independent medical evaluation, call the IBJI workers’ comp doctors and supporting team at (877) 385-8755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.