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3rd Party Injuries Specialist

Illinois Spine & Scoliosis Center

Spine Surgeons & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Homer Glen, IL & Woodridge, IL

Not all work-related injuries are cut and dry. Some injuries may involve a third party, such as the manufacturer of the device that ultimately caused the injury or some other person not related to your workplace. Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center, with offices in Homer Glen and Woodridge, Illinois, offers comprehensive care for 3rd party injuries. To find out more about 3rd party injuries, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.

3rd Party Injuries Q & A

What are 3rd party injuries?

Work-related injuries and injuries following car accidents are no-fault injuries, meaning no one needs to prove fault in order for you to get the care you need.

However, in some situations, injuries may result from the negligence of a third party. For example, your injury may be due to a faulty design in the equipment you used to perform your job that resulted in the accident. Or the result of a drunk driver while you were delivering items for your job.

Workers’ compensation provides partial coverage for lost wages and medical bills but may not be enough to cover all your expenses. With 3rd party injuries, the injured person can ask the court for additional compensation related to their injury.

However, unlike workers’ compensation and personal injuries, you must prove fault to claim a 3rd party injury.

Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center provides comprehensive care for workers’ compensation injuries, including accurate diagnosis and careful evaluation to determine the cause of the injury. 

If you or your worker has a 3rd party injury claim, Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center may be able to help. 

What can I expect when receiving care for 3rd party injuries?

You can expect professional, comprehensive, and cost-effective care for 3rd party injuries at Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center. The skilled providers conduct comprehensive initial assessments to get an accurate diagnosis. 

They also review the details of the injury to determine causation, including 3rd party involvement. The practice also provides independent medical examination (IME) reports in a timely manner to improve communication between the patient, provider, insurance adjuster, and attorneys.

How are 3rd party injuries treated?

Treatment for 3rd party injuries at Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center is no different than treatment for any other type of injury. Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center providers combine their skills and knowledge to provide cost-efficient care. 

Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center includes board-certified spine surgeons and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians. Once they have a diagnosis, they develop a treatment plan, which may include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery for a spine condition
  • Exercise prescription
  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy

When performing spine surgery, the spine surgeon uses the strongest possible instrumentation, omitting the need for pre or postoperative bracing, speeding up recovery by 50%. 

Find out more about treatment for 3rd party injuries at Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center by calling the office or scheduling a consultation online today.