Patient Resources

Workers’ Compensation

On-the-Job

Injuries

If you have experienced a hand, elbow, or wrist injury on the job, Dr. Arora is here to help. Dr. Arora accepts workers’ compensation insurances when you are being treated for an on-the-job injury.

When you are making an appointment, please inform our staff that you have reported a work compensation injury to your employer. You should inform your employer as soon as possible.

In the state of Michigan, your employer is required to provide you with medical care if you sustain an injury while working and they offer workers’ compensation insurance.

Medical Care after a

Work-Related Injury

After sustaining a workplace-related injury, you are entitled to receive the appropriate form of treatment as soon as possible. Under the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act, your employer must accommodate you by providing you with the care you need to recover from your injury, but there are some rules about the act that you should be familiar with in order to make the most of your rights.

  1. Within the first 28 days of treatment, your employer has the right to choose your physician. After this period of time, however, you may change your physician if you so choose.
  2. To receive compensation for a workplace-related injury, it must last longer than seven days. Your employer is not required to provide medical care for an injury that requires less time to recover.
  3. Your employer must pay benefits within 14 days of being notified of a workplace injury. After this payment, your employer must continue payments weekly until you have received full compensation.

Vocational

Rehabilitation

Your rights as an injured worker include vocational rehabilitation, which involves helping you make a smooth transition back into the workforce once you have recovered. Examples of rehabilitation services include job retraining or assistance finding a new position. Ask your employer which vocational rehabilitation services are available for you.

Not all employers provide workers’ compensation insurance. If you need to find out if your employer does, you can receive more information upon inquiry.

Scheduling an

Appointment

Hand injuries are among the most common injuries that occur on the job. At Arora Hand Surgery, we provide a wide range of procedures and services for patients who are dealing with hand complications. Contact us to schedule your first appointment or learn more about workers’ compensation rights.

In order to service you quickly and efficiently, we will need five key pieces of information from you. This information is necessary so that we can obtain prior authorization on your behalf (if it is not already in place). Please provide the following details when you call for an appointment:

  1. Name of workers’ compensation insurance carrier
  2. Name of your claims adjuster, along with the phone number and fax number
  3. Claim number
  4. Date of injury
  5. Name, address, and phone number of your employer

Please note that it is your responsibility to have each visit approved by your adjuster per workers’ compensation requirements.

Contact us at Arora Hand Surgery in West Bloomfield, Howell, St. Clair Shores, or Macomb Township to learn more about your rights and to see how we can help you recover.

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Dr. Aroras office from my first call to schedule my appointment was friendly. Walking in the first day, I felt like I was in a nice atmosphere. Dr. Arora was EXCELLENT in taking great care of my hand injury. He was gentle and very understanding to the concerns I had about my hand. His expertise was admirable and I would recommend anyone with an injury to their hand to his office to be under his care. Because of him, I have healed faster than expected and will make an 100% recovery! Thank you Dr.

Jackie S.

I first thought I was going to have to have painful injections or surgery, but Dr. Arora suggested physical therapy may do the trick. I was doubtful, but I agreed to do it. Now, my pain is gone, and with the help of an ergonomic keyboard at work to keep my hands in the correct position, I am virtually pain free. The therapy strengthened my wrists and shoulders, and built more flexibility into my wrists.

Jerry T.

My experience with this doctor was positive from the outset. Dr. Arora was kind and spent a great deal of time with me. Staff was friendly. The office was nice and bright.

Ariel G.

Very friendly and helpful Great staff!!! Doctor Arora was very professional and did great work. I was very happy with everything!

L B.