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Workers Compensation

We know that accessibility and communication are critical to the successful treatment and rehabilitation of your injured employee.

The Orthopaedic Center (TOC) offers a specialized Workers Compensation program to help employers minimize lost time, protect the employees from injury and safely rehabilitate and return the employee to work. We strive to reduce both medical costs and time lost from work, while providing world class medical care to the injured worker.

TOC’s approach is to work closely with employers, occupational medicine clinics, case managers, adjusters and insurance companies to provide prompt and conservative treatment, appropriate medical management and timely, effective communication. In fact, our incomparable service, support and communication have earned us the reputation of being the leading orthopaedic workers comp provider in the Tennessee Valley. Our dedicated workers comp specialists are readily available to assist you with your work comp needs.

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Our Workers Comp Specialists

  • Brenda Cartwright
  • LaKesha Davis
  • Christine Knight
  • Kristy Hardin

(256) 428-3340 – For our workers comp specialists
(256) 704-0840 – Workers comp fax number

Our specialized work comp services include:

  • Priority appointment scheduling
  • Appropriate and timely referrals
  • Communication of work status day of treatment
  • Modified duty philosophy

At TOC we take great pride in our success with workers comp patients. Whether your employee needs immediate treatment, a second opinion, an impairment rating or an independent medical examination (IME), TOC offers the most comprehensive range of general and subspecialty orthopaedic services in North Alabama. When it is time for your employee to go back to work, we will provide a Physician’s Brief Report (PBR) specifying any work and medical restrictions.

TOC encourages you to contact us for a walk-through of your facility. We will point out potential pitfalls and offer advice on how repetitive motion and other musculoskeletal injuries can be prevented.

TOC is a member of The Alabama Self-Insurance Association (ASIA), Alabama Workers’ Compensation Organization (AWCO), Alabama Resource Group (ARG) and Case Management Society of America (CMSA).


To request an appointment

To request an appointment with our office, please call (256) 539-2728 or complete our online appointment request form.

COVID-19  and our commitment to you

TOC cares.

Your health is a very important part of your life. In trying times like this, we are faced with many uncertainties. But one certain thing is that TOC is here and committed to the safety and orthopaedic needs of our patients.

We have been paying close attention to COVID-19 (“Coronavirus Disease 2019). As news and information regarding Coronavirus is rapidly changing, it’s our promise to keep you informed and be here for you every step of the way. We encourage you to contact your TOC location to reschedule your appointment if you:

Everyone can take precautions against the spread of Coronavirus, including:

Read more about Steps to Prevent Illness from the CDC here