Worker's Compensation Specialist

Premier Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement Specialists located in Hattiesburg, MS

If you get hurt on the job, ensure you get the best treatment possible for a full recovery. At Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a board-certified and fellowship-trained team addresses the issues from your injury. Dr. Thomas Baylis and Dr. Jeffrey Burns are orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists who have helped hundreds of people through workers’ compensation. They understand the importance of getting you rehabilitated and back to work as soon as possible. Call the office today to schedule your appointment or book it online now.

Worker's Compensation Q & A

Premier Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Why see a sports medicine doctor for workers’ compensation?

If you’ve been injured at work, Dr. Baylis and Dr. Burns work to restore you to your pre-injury condition while minimizing your time away from work. Beyond your initial healing, your doctor works with you to reduce your risk of re-injury. By creating a program that mimics the physical demands of your job, Dr. Baylis and Dr. Burns improve your biomechanics to enhance strength, mobility, and endurance.

What happens during an appointment for workers’ compensation?

At an appointment for a workers’ compensation injury, Dr. Baylis or Dr. Burns performs a comprehensive physical examination surrounding your injury. They may ask you a range of questions regarding your injury, including inquiries about:

  • How and when the incident occurred
  • The sequence of events that lead to the injury
  • Your pain levels right after the injury
  • Your pain levels now
  • What treatments you’ve tried and if they’ve worked
  • What makes the pain better or worse

Depending on your injury, Dr. Baylis or Dr. Burns may request certain imaging procedures, including X-rays or MRIs. They may also test for range of motion, reflexes, and pain responses.

Based on what the examination and testing shows, your doctor creates a customized treatment plan to address your issues and get you back to work as quickly and safely as possible.

What treatments are there for workers’ compensation injuries?

The type and severity of your workers’ compensation injury directs the type of treatment you need. If you suffered a sprain, strain, or muscular tear, Dr. Baylis or Dr. Burns may recommend resting the injury and treating it with heat or ice. They may suggest over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce discomfort and inflammation.

At-home exercises and physical therapy can increase strength and stability, as well as increase mobility in stiff joints. With severe injuries, surgery may be necessary.

At Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, the team is dedicated to meeting your needs, and getting you rehabilitated and back to work as soon as possible. The office offers appointments scheduled within 24 hours of the injury and on-site physical therapy, precertification for all treatments, and consistent communication with your caseworker, employer, and claims adjuster.

If you’ve been injured at work, seek the best care possible with Dr. Baylis or Dr. Burns. Call the office to schedule your appointment or book online today.