The orthopedic specialists at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute pride themselves on their expertise with work-related injuries covered under workers' compensation benefits. We understand the special challenges presented by workplace injuries.
Our professional staff provides excellent medical care to the injured worker, and at the same time, our workers' compensation coordinators keep the employers, case managers, and insurance companies apprised of the patient’s treatment plan, progress, and status. They provide current work restrictions and office notes to the employers, case managers, and insurance adjusters within 24 hours of the patient being seen.
Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute takes a multi-disciplinary team approach to quality treatment and rehabilitation of work-related injuries. Included in our approach are preventative educational programs impacting back pain and cumulative trauma disorders in the work place, early intervention and treatment of work-related injuries, assessment of functional capacities to assist the return to work process, and facilitation of appropriate and timely outcomes. Ongoing communication with insurance adjusters and case managers is maintained to assist the decision-making process for realistic and safe return to work. Our advanced medical facility was designed with our patients’ comfort and convenience in mind.
Our on-site services include:
- Back/CTD education
- Functional capacity evaluations
- MRI & X-ray
- On-site safety/injury assessment
- Physical therapy & occupational therapy services (including certified hand therapists)
- PPI assessment
- Work hardening & conditioning
Workers' Compensation Coordinators
To learn more, please call (219) 921-1445 or (219) 921-1446 to speak with either Karen Johnson or Selina Linsemeyer, our workers' compensation coordinators. They can also be contacted via email at k.johnson@LBJI.com or s.linsemeyer@LBJI.com.