MidAmerica Orthopaedics Blog

Workers’ Compensation Doctor Selection

If you’re an employee, who has been hurt on the job, it’s time to see a doctor and get on the road to recovery.

Navigating your employer’s workers’ compensation plan can be difficult, which is why you should work with your employer’s insurance provider to find a doctor covered by their plan. However, it’s also important to find a physician you feel safe with and confident in.

Finding the right doctor can be tough, but a good place to start your search is with a clinic that has experience handling workers’ compensation injuries and cases. MidAmerica Orthopaedics workers' compensation program has a strong reputation amongst risk managers, ER physicians, and insurance providers as a reliable clinic for workers’ compensation cases.

Common Hockey-Related Sports Injuries

Hockey has increasingly become a popular sport in the U.S. over the past few years. The speed and energy of the game raises the stakes and keeps the crowd on the edge of their seats. While hockey is exhilarating to watch or play, it is one of the more dangerous contact sports. For players of all skill levels, whether a student athlete, professional, or backyard hobbyist, hockey carries a higher risk of injury than many other sports. This is partly due to the looser rules involving contact, and the fact that the sport is played on slick ice. Before donning your skates this winter make sure you are prepared for any potential sports injuries. From prevention to treatment, read below to learn what to do if you experience an injury this hockey season.

Treating Common High School Sports Injuries at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills, Mokena, and Chicago Locations

Frequency of Sports Injuries

High school athletics bring teenagers together, provide structure to and foster a sense of community. However, they also bring the risk of injury. The reports of high school sports injuries from At Your Own Risk show some astounding results:

  • 90% of student athletes report sustaining an injury
  • 54% continued to play while injured
  • 12% of student athletes sustained concussions