Workers Comp Specialist

Portland Foot & Ankle Institute -  - Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Portland Foot & Ankle Institute

Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Portland, OR

Foot and ankle injuries, including fractures, sprains, and strains, are some of the most common injuries in the workplace. Board-certified foot and ankle surgeon Michael A. Gentile, DPM, FACFAS, treats injuries related to workers’ compensation claims at Portland Foot & Ankle Institute located in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Gentile and his team understand the devastating impact foot and ankle injuries can have on your entire life. For compassionate and knowledgeable management of foot and ankle injuries associated with workers’ comp, call or book an appointment online today.

Workers Comp Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation, sometimes called workman’s comp or workers’ comp, is a type of insurance that reimburses you for lost wages and medical bills resulting from a workplace injury. If you suffered an injury on the job, you will want to file a workers’ compensation claim.

According to Oregon state law, your rights as a worker include:

  • To file a workers’ comp claim
  • To seek medical treatment from a provider approved by your employer’s insurance policy
  • To return to work if your provider deems it safe
  • To receive disability pay if you’re partially or completely disabled by your injury
  • To file an appeal if you don’t agree with the insurer’s decision about your claim
  • To be represented by an attorney at no cost

Dr. Gentile and his team at Portland Foot & Ankle Institute help many people in the Portland, Oregon, area return to work as quickly and safely as possible following workplace injuries.

What foot and ankle injuries happen at work?

Most occupations require some degree of standing and walking, which is why foot and ankle injuries can be so devastating to your career. Foot and ankle injuries are among the most prevalent injuries in the workplace, but Dr. Gentile and his team can help. They accurately diagnose and treat many workers’ comp injuries, including:

  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Crush injuries

Dr. Gentile is board-certified in foot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgery. Even if your injury is severe, such as a complex fracture, Dr. Gentile has the skills and experience to treat your condition and restore your quality of life.

What should I do if I injured my foot or ankle at work?

The first thing to do if you get injured on the job is to notify your employer. Although your employer’s insurance is responsible for compensation, filing the claim is up to you. It’s important to keep copies of all letters and forms related to the claim.

Then, you should schedule an appointment at Portland Foot & Ankle Institute so Dr. Gentile can evaluate your injury. He lets you know when and if you can return to work safely. When you schedule your appointment, you should let the friendly staff at Portland Foot & Ankle Institute know this injury involves a worker’s comp claim.

If you injure your foot or ankle at work, call Portland Foot & Ankle Institute for prompt and professional care today. You can also book your appointment online.