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Workers’ Compensation & Related Services

A Notice to Our Injured Workers
IBJI continues to provide workers’ compensation services, including physician and therapy visits, Independent Medical Evaluations and OrthoAccess Immediate Care. Functional Capacity Evaluations are currently only being scheduled beyond May 1st 2020. Please contact your IBJI provider or case management team with questions regarding your specific care plan.

We Restore Quality of Life and Livelihood.

IBJI understands the trauma of workplace injury and specializes in restoring injured workers to full function. We provide both the high quality medical care and therapy injured workers need to recover, as well as 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. We are home to more than 100 physicians representing upwards of 25 orthopedic specialties and we provide expertise in independent medical evaluations (IME’s) and industrial rehabilitation. Our Workers’ Compensation administrative team is dedicated to meeting the needs of case managers, employers, claims adjusters and other involved parties.

IBJI Workers’ Compensation Philosophy Statement

At Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), our physicians and healthcare professionals approach the workers’ compensation patient like we do all of our patients.

  • The injured worker will receive superior orthopedic care based on evidence-based practices.
  • Conservative treatment, when appropriate, will always be the first option.
  • The injured worker will never be required to have excessive examinations, imaging or treatments.
  • Illinois Bone & Joint Institute does not dispense in-house prescription medications.
  • IBJI physicians 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.

Click here for printable version of Philosophy Statement.

Workers Compensation & IME Resources


Injured workers receive priority treatment at every IBJI location by any of the physicians listed below. At a first visit, the physician reviews patient history, performs a detailed examination and evaluates diagnostic tests to determine the most effective course of treatment.

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 in 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. For cuts, breaks, sprains, muscle strains and intense pain – injuries that need immediate attention, but not necessarily an ER – our specialists provide advanced, same-day care.
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Collaborative Teams
Our physicians 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.


Making an Appointment is Easy

Search for a physician by specialty on our physician’s search page. Or, receive personalized scheduling assistance at 844-IBJI-DOC (844-425-4362).


A Dedicated Workers’ Compensation Team

Our Workers’ Compensation team offers the coordination, fast report turnaround and attention to detail required to facilitate Workers’ Compensation casework. We provide:

  • Full and responsive documentation keeps all parties updated on progress and recovery
  • All dictated reports are provided within 24-hours– even faster for STAT requests
  • Same-day work status reports update all parties to employee work restrictions or release to full duty

The IBIJI Workers’ Compensation team will also:

  • Schedule appointments 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 physicians

November 2019 IBJI Workers’ Compensation Seminar

FCEs: Impact on IMEs, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Case Outcomes

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