Worker’s Compensation

At Midland Orthopedic Associates, physicians emphasize a comprehensive treatment of all orthopedic work-related injuries.

We treat acute injuries and work emergencies, chronic and repetitive stress injuries, and perform Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) as well as offering second opinion examinations for even the most complex of cases.

Our physicians specialize in all areas of orthopedic work-related conditions including hand and upper extremity, shoulder, hip, knee, foot and ankle, and spinal disorders.

The physicians of Midland Orthopedic Associates have been the leading Orthopedic Doctors for injured City of Chicago workers for many years. We frequently treat police officers and firefighters injured in the line of duty and take great pride in our excellent record of restoring injured city workers to full health and function. We provide the same level of excellence in treatment of all injured workers which has resulted in outstanding outcomes.

Independent Medical Evaluation Appointments

To schedule an independent medical evaluation appointment with our physicians for a work-related injury, simply call the most convenient office location listed on this website and inform the receptionist that you need to be evaluated for a work-related injury or request your appointment online.

Please bring the following completed form to your appointment:

Midland Orthopedics Associates Registration Form

IME/Second Opinion Scheduling

To schedule an Independent Medical Evaluation or a Second Opinion for a patient, please contact:

Lucy Melendez
2850 South Wabash, Chicago

Jill Hannigan
8735 South Merrion Lane, Hometown

Jill Hannigan
5201 South Willow Springs Road, La Grange

What is an Independent Medical Evaluation?

An Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) is often required to answer specific medical questions, including relationships of diagnosis to specific injury, accident or illness, further treatment recommendations, extent of permanent impairment or disability, and other information as needed. Our practicing physician consultants possess a broad range of credentials, and board certifications in their respective specialties. We make every effort to schedule and complete the IME as soon as possible. After completion, we process and send a comprehensive report within a 24 hour period.

We provide emergency surgery and treatment for the most serious work-related injuries and facilitate treatment including occupational therapy and physical therapy for common conditions such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee pain, and back pain.

We also offer comprehensive physical and occupational therapy as well as new state of the art non-surgical treatment including Platelet Rich Plasma injections.

Midland Orthopedic Associates strive to ensure expeditious scheduling of appointments for injured workers, typically within twenty-four hours. Our physician forms and reports are available within one business day, with quick reports available the day of service. We will complete any employer work status forms at the time of visit.

Any necessary diagnostic tests will be arranged by our office staff, and we will take care of any required Workers Compensation authorization procedures. We work closely with nurse case managers and will provide any necessary documentation to the injured worker at the time of visit.