Workers' Compensation

Knowledgeable Care

Expertise backed by open communication

The physicians and staff at Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex are committed to understanding as much as possible about the job requirements and working environments of its workers’ compensation patients. This knowledgeable care is supported by a workers’ compensation department focused on delivering open and accurate communication to patients, employers, nurse case managers, and adjustors. Piedmont's workers' compensation department also offers timely and thorough independent medical evaluations, records reviews and medical reviews for orthopaedic cases.

Workers' Compensation AT Piedmont

  • Timely and accurate communication
  • Physicians and staff are willing to visit and tour your facility to better understand the unique challenges and demands your employees face
  • Full-time workers’ compensation specialist who works within the clinic and surgery center as an advocate for workers’ comp patients, employers, adjusters and nurse case managers
  • Prompt medical records
  • Updated Workers’ Comp Status Forms for every visit and every procedure
  • Five-day turnaround for information requests
  • Prompt billing (usually next day)
  • Next-day appointment availability when needed
  • Access to earlier therapy and rehabilitation appointments (beginning at 8 a.m.)

Piedmont physicians have years of experience in dealing with complicated workers’ compensation cases, providing reliable Independent Medical Evaluations (IME’s), and medical reviews for cases. Our entire staff is dedicated to providing the best in customer service for our workers’ compensation clients and patients. Our service model is based on prompt, accurate and open communication with our clients.

Workers’ Compensation Department

Sherri Davis is the workers’ compensation coordinator at Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex. She works within our clinic and surgery center as an advocate for workers’ compensation clients and regularly communicates with employers, adjusters, nurse case managers, attorneys and others involved in the workers’ comp cases at Piedmont. Sherri helps ensure patients see the right physician and a case is resolved and the patient can return to work as quickly as possible.

Worker's CompensationPiedmont Orthopaedic Complex physicians visit the Perdue Family Farms plant in Perry, Georgia.

Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex works closely with local industries and businesses to help achieve a healthier and more productive workforce, encourage workplace safety, and also meet industry standards.

Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex could not be more proud of the exceptional workers' compensation services offered to industries in the Middle Georgia region. Piedmont physicians and staff have built long-lasting relationships with companies such as Graphic Packaging, Perdue Family Farms, Tyson Foods, Frito-Lay Inc., Bibb County Board of Education, and Blue Bird Corporation, where Piedmont has established an on-site clinic to treat the immediate needs of injured workers while cutting the overall costs of the worker’s compensation program.

 

Workers’ Compensation in the United States

Nearly 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in 2012 in America.

Workers’ compensation can be uncomfortable and costly for both the employer and the injured employee. According to national statistics, about 3.4 workplace injuries or illnesses occur per 100 full-time employees. The U.S. Department of Labor reports the rate for government employees to be more like 4.4 incidents per 100 full-time employees.

The most common injury is a sprain, strain, or muscle tear, followed by soreness or pain. For most patients, this means 9-10 missed work days. Most of the injuries are the result of overexertion and bodily reaction (35.2%), falls, slips or trips (25.3%), or contact with an object or equipment.

Many of the occupations with the highest recorded incidents rates across the country are industries that are heavily employed in the state of Georgia, including government (safety officers, road maintenance), transportation and warehousing, healthcare support, food preparation and construction.

Solid relationships with knowledgeable providers can empower employers to offer better care for injured workers

An effective return-to-work program starts with quality communication between the physician, patient and employer. Piedmont is committed to not only communicating well with patients and providing prompt paperwork, but also to proactively building relationships with employers, adjusters and nurse case managers in the area to build a foundation of trust and efficiency.

Networking Events

Please join us for one of our workers’ compensation networking events which are held each quarter for employers, adjusters, nurse case managers, human resources personnel, attorneys, insurance providers and other physicians. If you would like your name added to the list, please contact us.

Worker's Compensation

Piedmont’s Dr. Layne Myers and Whitney Mooney visit the Trane / Ingersoll Rand facility in Macon to review job responsibilities

Hear from one of Piedmont's Partners in Workers' Compensation

Mike McCurdy, VP of Human Resources at Blue Bird Body Co., an American manufacturer of school and activity buses in Fort Valley, describes his working relationship with the workers' compensation department at Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex.