Dr. Nikhil Pandhi
At North Point ORthopaedics

Workers Compensation

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Munster, IN

Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation services offered in Munster, IN

Employees in the state of Indiana are entitled to workers’ compensation if they suffer an illness or injury resulting from an unsafe workplace. At his orthopedic clinic in Munster, Indiana, Nikhil Pandhi, D.O., M.P.H., serves as an independent medical examiner to evaluate workplace injuries. Call the office or book an appointment online today to find out if you qualify for workers’ compensation.

Workers Compensation Q&A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a program that provides monetary benefits and medical care to employees who become injured or ill at work. This system ensures employees receive the quality care they need to perform their duties. It also provides incentives for employers to cultivate a safe, healthy working environment for their employees. 


Employers may feel compelled to implement safeguards that reduce work-related illnesses and injuries with workers’ compensation.

Why might I need workers’ compensation?


You might need workers’ compensation if you suffer an injury or illness at your place of work that requires more than on-site first aid and self-care. Consider filing a workers’ compensation if you need to:


  • See your primary care physician (PCP)
  • Take time off work
  • File for disability
  • Visit multiple specialists


Many workplace injuries require long-term care through physical therapy, occupational therapy, and medication. Proper compensation and medical coverage are essential to prevent gaps in your finances.

Do I need an independent medical exam for workers’ compensation?


If you think you need medical treatment after suffering an illness or injury at work, you need an independent medical exam from a qualified provider. 


Dr. Pandhi is a qualified provider in the state of Indiana. He can perform your exam and guide you through the paperwork and next steps in the workers’ compensation process.


You should report any injuries or illnesses you experience at work within 30 days. Otherwise, your workers’ compensation request may be denied. 

What can I expect from a workers’ compensation medical exam?


An independent medical exam is similar to a routine appointment but without an established doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Pandhi reviews your medical history, asks questions about your family history, and discusses your symptoms. After he gathers this information, he performs a physical exam and visual assessment.


Most independent medical exams require imaging scans, such as X-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans, which Dr. Pandhi can perform on-site.


After the exam, Dr. Pandhi submits his report to help determine whether your injury or illness warrants workers’ compensation coverage.


Call Nikhil Pandhi, D.O., M.P.H., today or book an online appointment to learn about workers’ compensation.