Specialists for the injured worker
Agility Orthopaedics is a leader in diagnosing and treating work-related injuries. Our board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Nadaud and Dr. Rabenold, and our board certified, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Wayne, understand the Missouri and Illinois workers’ compensation system. We are dedicated to working closely with patients, employers, case managers and adjusters to help create a seamless process.
We understand that accessibility and communication are critical to the successful treatment and rehabilitation of the injured worker. Agility Orthopaedics is committed to the highest quality of orthopedic care and returning employees to work as quickly and safely as possible.
Our Workers’ Compensation program features:
- Dedicated Workers’ Compensation telephone line and email address
- A team that is prepared to schedule appointments for your injured worker
- Same-day status reports
- Effective communication with employers, adjusters and case managers through timely and concise reports
- IMEs and second opinions by request
Independent Medical Exams (IME) and Second Opinions
Independent medical exams (IME) or second opinions are necessary to provide the appropriate treatment to the injured worker. Our orthopedic physicians have extensive understanding and experience with the evaluation and treatment of injured workers as well as independent medical exams, second opinions, disability ratings and depositions.
For questions or concerns regarding IMEs or second opinions, please contact our Workers’ Compensation Coordinator at 314-786-2663 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most Common Work Related Injuries
1. Fall on Same Level: This type of workplace injury refers to those falls without elevation or falls on same level surfaces. Examples of this are falls on wet and slippery office floors and slips on snow covered surfaces.
2. Overexertion: This includes injuries related to pulling, lifting, pushing, holding, carrying, and throwing activities at work. Overexertion has consistently been a number one workplace injury among the surveys and statistics.
3. Repetitive Motion: A good example is typing on a computer in regular offices. Due to prolonged repetitive motion, muscles and tendons are susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome, back injuries and vision problems.
4. Fall to Lower Level: This includes falling from an elevated surface such as roofs, ladders, walls and stairways.
5. Bodily Reaction: This type of injury is caused by tripping and slipping without actually falling.
6. Struck by Object: Objects that fall from shelves or dropped by another person. These can cause very serious injuries.
7. Struck against Object: This injury is caused by running into doors, tables, chairs, walls and other concrete objects.
8. Highway Incident: This injury refers to automobile accidents that may happen to an employee who is on an official business trip.
9. Caught in/ compressed by: Handling large and sharp machinery is terribly dangerous especially without proper knowledge and precautions used. Workers may also be exposed to extreme temperature which can also cause this type of injury.
10. Assaults and violent acts: This may not be a frequent occurrence but is nonetheless causing injuries among employees who engage in physical attack against each other.