Experience with work-related injuries is extremely valuable when dealing with workers’ compensation claims and conducting independent medical examinations (IMEs). Dr. Nogalski of Orthopedic Associates in St. Louis assists employers, adjusters, and case managers in the process of getting an injured employee back to work safely and quickly. Knee and shoulder injuries are Dr. Nogalski’s specialty.
Work-related injuries can be treated with or without surgery depending on the location and extent of the injury and the age and overall condition of the patient. Dr. Nogalski will provide a thorough evaluation and diagnosis and recommend the appropriate treatment based on his years of experience working with athletes and injured workers.
To effectively facilitate the workers’ compensation claim process in Missouri, Dr. Nogalski is available to see patients quickly in our St. Louis office --usually the same day or next day. We value your time, so we provide prompt evaluation and treatment of work-related injuries, timely work status reports, and concise exam notes. Above all, we strive for open and clear communication between everyone involved to ensure the process goes smoothly from start to finish.
Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs)
For injured employees requiring an independent medical examination (IME), it is critical that the exam be conducted by a doctor who has experience with work-related injuries and the workers’ compensation system. During the exam, Dr. Nogalski will provide his expert opinion regarding the nature of the injury and treatment provided. Dr. Nogalski will be happy to conduct an IME at a time that is convenient for you and your employee or client.
For information about specific injuries or orthopedic conditions, please visit our patient education center.
It’s easy to schedule an appointment for an injured employee. Simply call our St. Louis office at (314) 714-3000 or request an appointment online with Dr. Nogalski.